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Static pages

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
  • FAQ
  • Cast list

… are examples of static pages. (By comparison, comic pages ) hold images that make up your comic.)

Layout

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.

Page types

In building the Grawlix CMS we discovered that most static pages fit into two categories: “text” and “list.” Common ones include:

Text

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

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.