I recently answered a question on stack exchange for someone who was looking for different ways to add images to static pages in Magento. With Magento being as flexible as it is you can imagine there is more then one way to achieve this, here I list a few ways you can do this to a single page or multiple.
I recently helped debug an issue in Magento where a block wasn’t being added for the Index action of a custom controller. As our usual weapon of choice Alan Storms commerce bug wasn’t installed finding out why the block wasn’t being added to the layout was a little difficult. To solve this I had a look a the layout object from the controller