Structures vs. Superstructures - June 10, 2009

Here's a question that new designers sometimes ask when they begin using our documentation: what's the difference between a Simple Structure and a Superstructure?


The two Superstructures are the Collection and the Section. The difference between the two is that the Collection can hold multiple entries of data (think multiple rows in a database), while the Section only has one entry (think about a static text file). Superstructures are the only Structures that can exist on the top-level of your website and are used to organize your content. Superstructures can contain other Superstructures.

Simple Structures

Simple Structures are the Structures which actually hold data. Some Simple Structures include Text, Text Area, Checkbox, Date, File, and Video. Simple Structures always exist within a Superstructure.