A “static page” holds information that doesn’t belong to your comic’s story. Rather, these pages hold information about the site itself. For example:
- About the artist
- Cast list
… are examples of static pages. (By comparison, comic pages ) hold images that make up your comic.)
Each static page has layout options that make arranging its contents a snap. Restrictive? A little. That’s why we also built a blank “freeform” type into which you can add your own code.
- A title or heading
- Text content
- An image
- A link
Technically interchangeable, most pages keep to their pre-designated formats.
In building the Grawlix CMS we discovered that most static pages fit into two categories: “text” and “list.” Common ones include:
Text pages have one block of content.
- Welcome, new readers: Usually an intro to the story, its history and sometimes characters.
- About the comic: A slightly different welcome, often more story-centric.
- About the artist: Bio, mission statement, how you got started, etc.
- Error (404 not found): A required page in case people follow an invalid link.
List pages have one many blocks of repeating content.
- Cast of characters: A list of people in the story, complete with names, bios and pics.
- Links to other sites: Let people visit other comics that you yourself enjoy.
- Frequently asked questions: A list of answers you get tired of telling everyone.
- Store: Links to your non-Grawlix ecommerce solution.
Getting geeky: The Grawlix CMS’s HTML is based on Foundation, an open source framework. Ben worked at the company behind Foundation when we all started the Grawlix CMS. It’s great software. Their docs and lessons are a good place to learn more if you know some HTML and CSS. See also: