So it happened. A new bill was passed that pretends to protect creators’ rights but actually serves just about anybody but the creators. Needless to say this kind of stuff makes me angry.
The central feature of the new design is the sidebar right next or right under the comic, depending on your screen size, right where the comic logo is. This sidebar contains two new widgets.
- This Story Widget: Creates a widget with some handy information for ongoing stories to show in the sidebar, such as the story title when it’s not the page title as well, a synopsis if there is one, and a link to the first page.
- The Story So Far: Adds a metabox to the “Add Comic” page for a quick summary of what happened so far in the story. As well as a shortcode and a widget to display that.
Over at the very recommendable Sequential Workshop forum, I just submitted my list of stuff I got done in 2013 and stuff I’m planning to get done in 2014. Yes, ’tis the season for year round-ups. Anyway, no harm in posting it here, too. 2013 was an interesting year. I’ve focussed more on German and […]
A recent Geek Life podcast brought up the Bechdel test again. You know the one – based on a strip by Alison Bechdel about not watching movies that don’t have at least two female characters who at least once have a conversation that’s not about a guy. It turned into a meme and a way […]
(Edit to add: I wrote this in 2011, two site rehauls ago. A lot of the extras I mentioned aren’t even here anymore. I may repeat the experiment sone time but at the moment, I’m not really doing much that requires scripts or even just cookies, so I’ll wait until I do. But the general […]
I’m sure you’ve noticed all the social media buttons on this site. You can use them to share my comics – and don’t worry about privacy protection, I’m using the least intrusive versions I could find. But social media aren’t just about sharing stuff, they’re about getting in touch, too. So it’s only fair to […]
ETA 2018: For the moment, I’m not using Flattr, mostly because I haven’t vetted the plugin for compatibility with the new privacy law yet. Also, even though this post shows it to have started pretty well, I haven’t really made any much money with it in the long run. I’ll keep the post anyway because […]
This discussion comes up a lot in forums, probably ever since Scott McCloud debated the value of the comic page layout in Reinventing Comics or one of his “I Can’t Stop Thinking” appendices. Why indeed should anybody choose to present a comic page upright when the browser window has a sideways format?
Note: This tutorial refers to a Comicpress site that’s no longer in use. I’ve moved on to Comic Easel now and, to be honest, so should you. Just in case you’re wondering why ths doesn’t seem to apply to what I did on this site. You’re right. Also, this tweak works with Comicpress 18.104.22.168 and […]
Admittedly, Conny Van Ehlsing is probably too young to really understand Human Trafficking, but she knows monsters when she sees them! That’s why she participates in this year’s Comic Creators Alliance donations drive. For a small donation you get a desktop wallpaper of about 110 comics and webcomics heroines, Brady Bunch style! Check the list […]
ETA 2018: For the moment, I’m not using Flattr, mostly because I haven’t vetted the plugin for compatibility with the new privacy law yet. Also, even though it started pretty well, I haven’t really made any much money with it in the long run. I’ll keep the post anyway because I might put it back […]