I was wondering if anyone knew which of the following is most efficient (or an alternative if applicable). The idea is to create a header containing information for a specific node. This assumes all other variables, such as caching being equal. This would be for a Drupal 7 install.
i) Create a block, restricting it to the specific node
ii) Create a custom tpl with the information hard-coded (I know it's a Drupal no-no)
Using a block is simpler to deal with and update for obvious reasons, but I was curious if there was any significant difference in page rendering time, or resources used, etc.