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
A “content block” is a unit of information, like an individual bio on the cast page or a question/answer pair on the FAQ page. Each content block can optionally have a title, image, URL to another page or site, and the content itself, usually in HTML or Markdown.
Each static page has layout options that make laying out its content blocks a snap.
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.
- 404 “not found” error: A required page that appears if people find 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.