Maybe it's old/or and documented but yesterday i was looking for an easy
way to serve static files (for istance css,images,etc.) with Django using the development webserver.
After a quick search i found a solution
(ok maybe it's not the _best_ way to do it but works4me!).
Say that you want to serve images and css in with two different path,
add the following:
STATIC_IMG_ROOT = '/fullpath/to/mycontent/img/'
STATIC_CSS_ROOT = '/fullpath/to/mycontent/css/'
Now in your templates you can link to images and css via:
[..] awesome_header.png" width="137" height="121" [..]
[..] rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/main.css" [..]
Remember to disable these settings in settings.py and urls.py when you are going in production.