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!
Shortpacked! is currently undergoing a site change and DNS change, some people see the new site, some people don’t. The DNS address needs to populate all around the globe of course so it will take up to at least 24 hours for everyone.
There are still a bunch of little things to do to the site, but one of the things to look for is to check the archives to make sure all of the comics are there.
If anyone finds any problems or want to talk about the site design and features please comment to this post.
- Phil (Frumph)
Hot damn, I lucked out. You know how I was just one Thrustor shy of having every single use of the original Dinobot mold? Well, I gave up looking for him for a while while trying to conserve cash, and then just the other day I looked him up again on a whim. $25 boxed on Amazon! Holy cow, that’s less than what I paid for him in 1999 or whatever. (And stupidly sold him.)
And he arrived today.
And I have so many Dinobots.
(Well, they’re not all Dinobots. Some are Grimlocks. And there’s a Thrustor and Dinotron and Hardhead.)
Man, Hasbro and Takara sure loved this mold.
I’ll get some better pictures of him for you later! Thrustor is, really, the best of all of them. He deserves your attention, though at a later time.