We're so pretty now.on April 10, 2010 at 11:51 am
Joyce and Walky!: Meanwhile, back in HTMLworld…
So, yay! This site should be up everywhere now. We’re operating on the superschnazzy ComicPress plugin for WordPress, a feat which was orchestrated by Our Friend Phil from frumph.net. He is, perhaps, the greatest man alive.
Why? Well let’s see what we can do now. First of all, dude, we have real storyline navigation. That’s something I haven’t really had working since moving from Keenspot, and this is 30 times better than that was. There’s a narrow menu bar on the right under the first adspace which will take you anywhere in the archives.
There’s also tags! Once everything IS tagged, you’ll be able to look through comics by character or pop culture reference. The first thing I did was go through and tag all the Batman strips, so if you want to see them, all you hafta do is look at the right on the very bottom and there’ll be a tag cloud. (I got through tagging all of them before I realized I had given Robin (DeSanto) and Robin (the Boy Wonder) the same tag. Whoops. Well, it’s fixed now, but…)
There’s also a Random Strip navigation button. This will eat up all your time.
Also on the navigation bar, if you like a strip, you can buy a print of it. You can even bundle it with a book, if you like. And there’s a comments section and whatnot.
See the first narrow menu bar on the right? If you’re reading through the entire archives, you can click a button and keep your place! And then later you can return to it and resume reading.
And have I mentioned: Real Honest-to-Gosh RSS feed? Click that Autobot logo on Robin’s mammobombs.
I am serious. This is the best site in the world. There are still some things to do, so bear with me, but please take a look around. But hey, unlike joyceandwalky.com (still), it’s not running on 15-year-old code. (That 15-year-old code was fucking awesome 15 years ago, I tell you.)
Some new additions:
1) The update time is now midnight EST, or one hour later than usual.
2) The link to the BLC forum will be up at the top soon. It merely got overlooked in the move.
3) Please don’t post which tags are needed below each untagged comic! I will tag all the comics when I can, and the lists of tags needed don’t actually accomplish anything for me. Instead, they just flood out the other posts I need to moderate. Thanks, though!