I am a sucker for the large margins in Tufte-inspired classes, and in classicthesis. However, I want to write an article with a Tufte layout (example), but with the classicthesis title/author/abstract/contents/(general front matter) structure. To me, the tufte-handout class is too 'handouty', and the tufte-book is too 'booky'. I want a genuinely 'articley' class.
For an example of the classicthesis part (in fact the article in question), see this article written by me. (Note to mathematicians: this is not the most up-to-date version! The content has been much improved since).
Perhaps the way to go about this is to hack classicthesis, so that the margins are as per tuftr-handout (e.g. as in this question). Or perhaps hack tufte-handout so that the front matter is as per classicthesis (but left-aligned the tuft-handout front matter). However, I have no experience in this matter! Which would be better? Or is there another way?