this time I'm here to bring you two small announcements, and one reminder while I'm at it.
1) We now have a full list of languages when creating your webcomic or editing it's profile/info in your webcomic management. The search still has the old list of languages for now (with all non-listed ones being categorized as "other") but that'll change in the future. In any case, if your webcomic is in a language that wasn't previously listed (say e.g. polish or thai), please update your webcomic info to specify the correct language!
2) I added anchors to comments in all the default layouts, so that I can actually generate links to a specific comment on your site (that will take you to the comment you want to see, not just the top of the page its on). Right now only your webcomic management and webcomic profiles use those links, but my updates will use them in the future as well (once it stops bundling comment updates - I'm working on it!)
Anyway, if you do not have an unmodified default layout, you need to modify your layout to be able to get these fancy links that are able to take you to specific comments on the page, but it's easy to do and it's worth it. Head to the "edit Layout" screen on your webcomic management, and do the following:
for the next two steps, if your layout is based on desire, do the steps described here next instead.
(still on the comic page tab) also find:
and replace with:
2. click "Blog Display"
and replace with:
and you're done!
if you know your HTML, you can also just apply the id attribute to an existing div in your comment loop, the above is more intended as a solution that works everywhere and doesn't require you to understand what's happening
3) just as a reminder, while you're fiddling with your webcomic info anyway - we changed our flag system to have two levels of flags a couple months back, so if you never adjusted your flags after that, they may be set higher than they need to be! Probably give that a double check also while you're at it.
to be honest, i don't really know what the new user cp will look like yet (i doubt it'll be that different from the old one visually anyway), maybe I shouldn't be making bold statements about it like that. Anyway, the current user CP kinda sucks at showing you which comment is new when you already received 12 comments on the comic before (an enviable problem to be sure, but still) - so at the very least I intend to do something about that somehow, probably involving these fancy new anchors. Same with replies obviously, the idea is to have you not have to manually search for your replies on the page
Kyo:2) I added anchors to comments in all the default layouts, so that I can actually generate links to a specific comment on your site (that will take you to the comment you want to see, not just the top of the page its on).
the last bit after the # actually just tells your browser where to jump once the page has loaded, it doesn't even get sent to the server at all. and an anchor would be the HTML element to let the browser know where exactly on the page #p940453 (in this case) is, which would be the HTML tag with the id "p940453"
Sounds like the title of this thread is nothing more than clickbait :). How come you've only gotten round to adding all these new features (multiple levels of adult content guidance, dark skin option, mobile version etc) in the last few months when the site's existed for nearly 12 years, though?
well, up until a year ago nearly all my dev time was being sucked up by a seemingly neverending site backend recode (and to be honest that went on a bit past the point of the recode being done as well, since after that I had to do all the cleanup that I couldn't do until it was done). Now that all the backend is sufficiently untangled, I've been able to focus on more visible changes. I also have more free time than usual right now (until april) so I'm just trying to plow through as many big changes as I can while I have the time to do so, since smaller stuff is easier to work on on the side, compared to bigger feature additions like (checks thread title) uh... comment anchors?
the site also went through some redesigns since the beginning, but this isn't exactly the same thing as adding features.
anyway, I know I said we need more silly N&A threads, but this is clickbaity as heck >:(
*checks language options* so many languages!!! this almost makes me want to learn Ojibwa or something just to make a short comic that actually uses this setting, haha.
also, Volapük shows as Volap_k in the dropdown, probably because it doesn't recognize unusual characters. if so, how about replacing it with Volapuk, accuracy be damned? edit, some hours later: nevermind, it shows up correctly now.
Instructions unclear, I got my dick caught in my comment section
No, seriously though, I couldn't get it to work until I added the comment anchor code to [l:comments] on "Comic Page" as well. My layout is based on Caffeine Addict, so I think that one needs to be treated like the Desire layout (I do desire some caffeine, after all).