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I'm interested in attaching some sort of blog or news box to the main page of my site, for posting about updates, commentary on individual pages, etc. While this seems to be a fairly common feature of webcomic sites, all the ones I've seen have been in php, which I have virtually no knowledge of. I have considered using a wordpress site, which has this built in, but it's awfully restrictive about what the rest of the page looks like. Are there any other canned scripts available for this? Or would I be better off putting the blog on a separate page altogether?(seems to be another common strategy)
As far as web design goes, I'm still fairly inexperienced. However, I do have a pretty good idea of how to use html and css, and am currently in the process of putting together a webpage that, while simple, should work well enough for the time being. Again, I've never done anything quite like this before, so it's all still a big learning process.
Thanks for your time reading this. This looks to be a wonderful service and a very friendly community; I'm very much excited about the possibility of joining it.