I'm converting a static html site to drupal. We have some pages that have content and a sidebar and some pages that just have content without a sidebar.
I plan on simply adding a new field called 'sidebar' to the article and base page content types. I can then modify the theme to render this field.
Is their any reason why adding this new sidebar field to the content type is considered bad practice?
If I want to place a block in the sidebar region it could simply be after or before the data entered into the sidebar field correct?
I'm a total newbie to drupal, I understand these are basic question but I couldn't find a definitive answer on the web regarding this.