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Yesterday, 11:50 AM #1
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it happens once you hit 15 subs (or maybe 20?), it compresses the list down
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2 days ago, 9:36 PM #2
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I'll look into your ratings and send you a pm about it (although I do not give out usernames in this scenario, since it just leads to drama)

in regards to the feature request: I hear what you're saying, and you do have a point, but this would just lead to too much fighting for me to add. But I do plan to solve the problem in another way incidentally, what I will do in the future is just rip out the ratings and replace them with a like, and probably also make those less important towards the algorithms. Full disclosure though, this probably won't happen super near in the future, just because there's still a pretty big backlog of planned changes and feature additions, and it's somewhere in the middle in terms of priority.

lastly I should point out that negative ratings do not help you towards popular now, although they also do not hurt you. And popular overall is based entirely on subscribers (although obviously not just the absolute number of subs, to account for inactive people)
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2 days ago, 6:15 AM #3
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I believe that should be America/Halifax
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2 days ago, 12:50 AM #4
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i like my coffee how i like my soap, smelled, not ingested
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Result in thread: Air your grievances here.
3 days ago, 10:17 PM #5
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I'm trying to wean myself off thinking about starting smoking, so I think about chewing gum instead
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3 days ago, 5:40 PM #6
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remove this rule from the .quicknav select {...} block in your layout:

padding-right: 1.9rem;


it's making space for the now nonexistant arrow thingy

e: i should probably also change this in the default layout to not use rem as a unit, I don't know why i did that
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3 days ago, 5:24 PM #7
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oh weird, I'll fix it, thanks for letting me know
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3 days ago, 5:16 PM #8
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FiendishCosmos:Love this new update though have a question if it's possible to make this "Page" word on the center of the drop down box?


styling select elements is unfortunately often a bit finnicky and it depends on the browser. Taking a cursory glance without doing a ton of research about it, it looks like it's possible to do it in both firefox and chrome at least.

In firefox, it's actually as simple as adding the regular old text-align rule to the select. In chrome apparently it's also possible with text-align-last: center; (tbh I had no idea this existed, I had to look it up) - it works in firefox as well. I think in safari you might not be able to do this.

So you would add this to your css (you can also add it to the existing block of rules for .quicknav select, of course):

.quicknav select {
    text-align:center;
    text-align-last: center;
}


I added both rules for the best shot at compatibility

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RJDG14:This is probably the site banner that I associate as being the "official" logo the most:

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May I ask if you drew it, or if someone else did, as the file is only labelled gatorbanner1?


Oh I didn't see this edit earlier. ephemeros drew it along with a few other gators, and it is indeed one of the "first batch of gators", as it were.
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3 days ago, 4:53 PM #9
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I guess, but it doesn't really work at small sizes. I probably also will change it at some point, I think.
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3 days ago, 4:47 PM #10
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listen, if you need some time alone with it to say goodbye, i can get you a backup of the old version
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3 days ago, 4:01 PM #11
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I would prefer not to release a full ranking, since the layouts were not all made by me, so y'know, it might seem a little ungrateful. But I can give you a ranking of the ones I made from best to worst (note that this is also just an approximation, I used comics that are not hidden, with more than 5 comics, that updated within the last year - just to weed out test comics. And if the layout is modified in any way, even if it's just one line, it's not counted at all)

Actually I should say that I also did not make rainbow tables, my former partner in crime, AFStaff made that one. But I know that his feelings are not going to be hurt by this, so y'know. Anyway, so the approximate ranking of my layouts + rainbow tables goes as follows:

1. midnight murder (and this is a legit first place, I was pretty surprised by this actually - I guess it does have a massive time advantage to a lot of the others)

2. caffeine addict

3. schrΓΆdinger (this would probably be way lower if it wasn't the default selection)

4. burn the world (red)

5. burn the world (blue)

6. burn the world (pink)

7. zebra window

8. rainbow tables

9. environmentalist bar

10. depressing office job

with the bottom of the full list being dominated by mine. I was pretty surprised at zebra window being so low, I kind of expected that to be higher compared to some of the others, but I guess the nice thing about it mainly is that you can change the background, and if you do that, it wouldn't get counted.

The layout age is the order they're listed by currently. I'm thinking of potentially changing the order somehow, but I won't do that until I'm done with the mobile updates.

Unfortunately, if you have edited your layout in any way whatsoever, it cannot receive any HTML updates automatically anymore (unless it's a non-converted simple layout). Since the HTML can pretty much be changed arbitrarily, it wouldn't be possible to do stuff like that without unintentionally breaking things for people (and even then it would be logistically quite difficult, unless you limit the amount of stuff that can be customized a bit more). Like imagine e.g., you changed your layout from caffeine addict to be a blue color tone, and all of a sudden, an update adds brown next/previous buttons to it, because the default layout got changed. You'd have to constantly keep track of updates and make sure your layout is still alright.
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3 days ago, 2:43 PM #12
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Matt Comics:not a fan of the 3D-like effect you gave to the inner boxes, I really prefer obvious 2D borders that delineate a whole box over borderless shadows. of course people can easily fix it in their own layouts, so whatever. other than that it looks fine, glad you got rid of the distracting background pattern.

I wonder what you'll do with rainbow tables, it gave me some trouble way back when I picked it and there isn't much of it left on my site now.


Yeah I tweaked that part of the layout quite a bit, to be honest. I did play around with adding borders but I couldn't get it to not look weird, I think it's maybe because the container already has a double border, and then there's another container inside that.

I dunno what I'm gonna do with rainbow tables yet either. code wise it's probably our worst layout right now. It's also in fourth last place of layouts that are used by active comics, despite being the second earliest layout on the site. If i get overwhelmed by all the layout making, i might just delist some of the less popular layouts and just tweak them slightly. But I do kinda like the rainbow nav, so maybe I can come up with something fun

Lutzbug:It looks great! Thanks for giving these sites a facelift.


Thanks! They did need it

RJDG14:I thought when you said "not a thread about coffee" that this was gonna be about the issues surrounding energy drinks such as Monster and Red Bull. But yeah, I noticed some minor comic page layout facelifts, most notably a black gator symbol that I'd never seen before.


ah yeah, I added that guy to the schroedinger's default layout as well (along with some other minor tweaks that I came up with while making this layout, e.g. I made it say "1 Comment" instead of "1 Comments" when there is exactly one comment). I originally made it for the infinite scroll viewer, but I'm gonna add it to the CF link at the bottom of all the layouts now. I'm kind of halfway glad that the site just straight up didn't have a logo for ages, I shudder to think what 2008 me would have come up with
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4 days ago, 7:12 PM #13
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and it's better off without you, evidently
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"a new era of caffeine addiction [not a thread about coffee]", 4 days ago, 6:33 PM #14
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hey friends

I'm still working my way through the default layouts one by one, making them mobile compatible and modernizing them a little. For my new victim, the Caffeine Addict layout, at first I was like "well I'll just tweak it so it works on mobile", but then one thing lead to another, you know how it goes. I think a lot of our layouts (all the ones I made early on in the site's life) are kinda like an ugly rug that's been in your house forever. you just get so used to it, until one day you stain it, and then you have to actively stare at this rug close up while cleaning it, and you come to realize the true power of its ugliness.

anyway enough waffling on about that, check it out!! I think I did a really good job, if I do say so myself. Feel like i'm finally starting to get the hang of this whole web design thing, and it's only 12 years into owning and operating a website haha oops

SO BEHOLD

the new and improved layout

the old version, for reference

I hope you like it!! Let me know what you think!

And yeah the threads about individual default layout updates are all gonna be in med ave, since I don't want to spam everyone with 18 announcements for every single layout. For the ones where there's no major changes besides mobile compatibility, I won't announce it at all, so just know that it'll be happening over time.
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5 days ago, 7:45 PM #15
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"go for it, ugly" is my life motto
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Result in thread: Simple Layout Changes
6 days ago, 9:10 PM #16
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If you're having trouble with the images taking up too much space, try this (e: looking at your layout a bit closer, this probably won't be enough alone - more than I could explain quickly on the spot, unfortunately it's not super straightforward to convert a layout to be mobile friendly, although it's also not super difficult once you've done your research):

.box img {
    height:auto !important;
    max-width:100%;
}


Incidentally looking at your site made me realize that the WYSIWYG editor can sometimes apply inline width/height using CSS rather than HTML, so you helped me spot a problem with the new mobile layouts! (if anyone's curious: basically I was missing the !important part in the above code, which could make images look squishy if they had a size specified)
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6 days ago, 2:42 PM #17
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The best thing to do when doing your design is probably to not use any full URLs to begin with. So instead of linking "http://randomexample.thecomicseries.com/files/blah.png" you just instead link to "/files/blah.png"

Any URL that starts with a slash is interpreted as starting from the same domain/subdomain (so randomexample.thecomicseries.com in my example). This means you do have to re-upload the extra files, but you won't have to change the code to transfer it over. You can just download a backup of your layout on the test site (there's an option to do that in a box labelled "useful" in the layout editor), and then restore the backup on your main site. Probably take a backup of your main site's current layout first, in case you're worried about accidental breakage.

you can archive your existing web design with the backup function as I said, but note that comic comments are not part of the web design, only layout code and nothing else. If you want to keep all the comments archived somehow but delete all the pages, the easiest thing would be to just change the URL of the webcomic site to something else, and then create a new site in its place. However this means you'd have to basically notify your readers pointing this out to them, and let them know they have to re-subscribe to the reboot, so it's not perfect.

Another thing you can do is just schedule them really far into the future instead of deleting them, but that makes webcomic management a bit messy. There's not really a great solution here, I personally would probably just start a new webcomic site and do the URL switcheroo if I was rebooting my comic
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One week ago, 7:36 PM #18
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huh, yeah I can confirm that. No idea why it's happening right off the bat, something must be stretching the page. Weirdly enough it works fine on safari and firefox. Anyway, I'll fix it

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alright, should be all better
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One week ago, 7:22 PM #19
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what phone/browser are you using? can you also show me a screenshot?
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9 days ago, 1:35 PM #20
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my phone is an alarm clock

it honestly kind of sucks as an alarm clock cause you always fuck up the first two times trying to turn it off, but in another way, that also makes it more effective
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