Best of Webcomics.com – Nov. 2014
If you’re not a member of Webcomics.com, you might wonder about what goes on behind the “paywall.” Here’s a list of topics from last month — both from the site and from the private forum — to give you an idea of what Webcomics.com is like every day.
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Best of the site
Prep your site for the Q4 ad season: Traditionally, the last two months of the year see a significant spike in advertising revenue. Here’s what you can do to prepare your site to make the most of this happy time of year.
We launched a new Hot Seat critique series: In this series, we look at participants’ sites on one day and critique what we find on that day.
CMYK Preview in RGB mode: Here’s a useful tip on preparing your images to maximize their visual effect — both on the Web and in print.
E-mail your comic to subscribers: It’s an old-school technique, but it has tremendous staying power.
Alias vs anti-alias: Which is right for you?
Holiday shipping deadlines: Need to get it there by the 25th? Here’s when you have to get your package to the post office — both in the US and Canada.
5 habits of effective webcartoonists: Here’s five good habits to establish if you’d like to improve your comics.
Facebook’s “crackdown” on promotion: Once you get done reading all of the panic being spread on the Facebook walls of your fellow webcartoonists, sit down and read this for a better understanding of what’s really going on. Then breathe.
Best of the Private Forum
Vertically aligned comics: Is there value to optimizing your comic for the small screen of smartphones?
Converting RGB to CMYK: Pitfalls to avoid.
Webcomics Study Group: We have a group of members who get together every week on Google Hangouts to offer mutual critiques, knowledge-share, and comradery.
VAT MOSS — how will it affect international sales?