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Well, dammit, Joe… I owe you an apology. I thought I knew how to make that code display as code, and I totally screwed it up. Lemme see if I can fix it.
@Reine: Yes on both counts. I’d love a swank logo (and that goes for any and all other standing features like Hot Seats, etc.) And feel free to start a thread for Motivational Sketches ideas. Meanwhile, I’ll see what I can do about improving the navigatability of the MS feature itself.
@Margaret: The ink nib is subtracts twenty pounds.
I have nothing bad to say about Squarespace. As you know, the old Webcomics.com site was hosted there, and they were very, very good. The only reason I left was that their offering just wasn’t measuring up to what I needed to offer as a subscription site (which is a much heavier workload than the typical webcomic site requires).
My main beef with Squarespace is that the site is not WordPress. And ever since switching to WordPress, I’ve become enthralled with it for one simple reason. Since it’s open source, there are countless developers working on WordPress-compatible plug-ins and making them public every day. Every time I started a sentence with “I wish I could…” — I do a search of WP plug-ins and find out that someone has already solved the problem.
When I’d ask Squarespace for things you guys were requesting — like forum avatars — the answer would come back “someday, maybe.”
For SEO, for flexibility and for innovation … you just can’t beat a WordPress site.
And with their automatic updates, they’ve taken a huge stride in Internet security.
So I’m going to put a good word in for the folks at DreamHost.com. They offer a very simple WordPress install function. They’re cheap. And every time I’ve hit a snag, they’ve been all over it as soon as I contacted them.
Oh, heck. I’d very *very* surprised if anyone gave you guff over something like that.
If it doesn’t fit your work, change it so it does.
You’re not a newspaper — no one is going to hold you to the accuracy of your quotes.
But if you were concerned about it, you can always put in in square brackets.
“…kick technology’s [butt].”
… or do the old @$$
- This reply was modified 6 years, 1 month ago by Brad Guigar.
Thank you — everybody — for hanging in there thru these bug-squashing episodes … and for your constructive criticism. It is very, very much appreciated!
Leave it to Frumph. He had it figured out in 10 seconds flat. Your comment will work now or I’ll eat my hat. 🙂
OK, I’ve just altered the Comments setting. Please try again and see if that does the trick. 🙂
WordPress is making me approve each user’s first comment. Then all comments are approved after that. But I don’t see your in the queue for approval. Might explain why there hasn’t been many comments…
Frumph turned me on to this one, and I love it. We’re using it on this site, and I’m trying to implement it on Evil Inc (although I think it’s conflicted with an other plug-in).
So… you know how WordPress just arbitrarily crops your comics and other images for thumbnails? Not with this little baby. You set the crops. It appears as a hyperlink under the Featured Image after you upload a featured image.
Oh! And Jetpack is a must-have…
As for your first question, there are actually *two* places for you to do a little site-approved self-promotion.
The first is in your Forum Signature.
You do this by clicking your name under your avatar and then clicking edit.
Scroll alllll the way down until you get to Forum Signature.
You’re welcome to put a hyperlink your comic in that space, but you have to use BBCodes to do so.
In this case, it’s as simple as [url url=http://www.domain.com]Comic title[/url ]
I’d like to make a request that we keep the forum signatures to a simple hyperlinked title of the comic. It gets awfully tedious reading all of those taglines and pitches when a user is trying to get useful information out of a forum thread.
And the second, as Frumph points out, is the Webcomics List, where you’re encouraged to not only build an entire page promoting your stuff, but you can easily link to your own Web site, Twitter feed, etc.
As for your second question: Webcomics.com is not offering hosting.
Finally… the Search doesn’t work? It’s working for me. Is anyone else experiencing a problem with the Search?
Yeah, here’s the deal with the Comics page. I’m cool with anyone uploading images into that — as long as they file it with a chapter name. That’s pretty much so it doesn’t turn into a jumble of unrelated stuff. One example would be the Motivational Sketches (which I’m about to post formally tomorrow). Another would be the “My First Comic” chapter. And, as Phil mentioned, one for studio tours.
Then we can point members to the chapters and enjoy the images.
So… for the next motivational sketch phrase. Does anyone have any suggestions?
And, while I’m at it, does anyone want to design a Motivational Sketches logo?