New design.. and other new thingies.

First: I can’t believe that “thingies” isn’t a real word yet.

Second: New design? Yes, yes it is.

We moved from Comikaze to WordPress and Comic Press. The benefits of being able to do more advanced things on my own and the fact that we now have comments on everything is the thing that made me finally do it.

This site is what some people might call a “soft beta”, and other people call it “Lazy fucks launch before they’re done with the site”. We’re still working on the site, yeah. Reason for launching it now is basically I don’t wanna wait, and it will also make it easier for Christian to not update when I’m gone.

We have the “tag this” and “share this” left to do, and some other small tweaks, but those can actually wait until I return. The most important stuff is in place. The comic can be seen, the archives works pretty good (need to make it “swoooosh” when folded out later), there’s rss-feeds (which I must add, looks way better than the old one), comments on both comic and rant is working.

.. oh, and the arronav™ (Arrow Navigation) is in place.. try using your left and right arrow on your keyboard to flip between comics btw, nice eh? Wonder how long it takes before every f’ing comic out there on the internets is using that? :) Hmm.. maybe we should make that into a little widget/plugin for WP?

Thanks once again to Aber for helping me out with this, one love, I’ll pass you a long ball at the football game on friday! :)

Enjoy.

Oh, and if you find any broken links or so, please feel free to email me :)

(Shit, WP outputs the smileys by default, jesus! Turned off, yes, off!)





Krystal
May 29th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

Bwahaha…nice look…i miss the backgrounds though :( a lot more colourful with them


Flynn
May 29th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

Welcome to ComicPress, you’ll love it! I’ve been running it for a little over a year and I’ve got no complaints. I think the best part is the community, Tyler is a great guy and if you ever need tech support we are always on his forums.
It looks good, really like the new layout, congrats!

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JustRen
May 29th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

Awesome new design, it’s a bit too white though.


hellcat
May 29th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

it looks pretty neat, all silvery + what Krystal said ^


mr.madsen
May 29th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

I’ll see if I can bring back some themes later for you all white/grey-haters ;)

Flynn – thanks! And yeah, Tyler is the shit, he helped me a bit with some annoying bits that I couldn’t get my fingers around on my own :)


Flawd
May 29th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

Looks pretty nice but bring back the alternative CSS styles! I loved the black on green one.

Does this also mean you can do an RSS feed with the comic image? *wink*wink*

Great work!


mr.madsen
May 29th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

Flawd – Take a look in the link-bar to the right, there’s actually 3 different feeds.. and yes.. the comic-image is INCLUDED now :D


arrow nav
May 29th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

I don’t see anything unique about the arrow navigation. I dig the new layout, but the archive has simple back and forward arrows, is there something revolutionary that I am missing?


mr.madsen
May 29th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

use the arrows on your keyboard :)


MiLeS
May 29th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

Oh me god! It’s awesume, love it :)
Now gimme a hug bitch!


Simon
May 29th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

Love it! Great improvement. :)

And darn, Myriad Pro is awesome ;)


Paine
May 29th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

This new font blurs too much.. hurts my eyes, is there a way to change it on our side?


mystikalyx
May 29th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

What happened to the Hot Swedish Love?!?! That’s the whole reason I come here .. well, and the comic is kinda nifty. Great work on the site (:


reneengstrom
May 29th, 2008 at 6:06 pm

Bra jobbat madsen! :)


Bertg
May 29th, 2008 at 6:46 pm

No more pink layout? Me sad!


mr.madsen
May 29th, 2008 at 7:14 pm

Bertg – there will come a theme-switcher later, and you’ll get your very own special pink theme ;)


twes_werf
May 29th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

ahhhhh. i want the old backgrounds back !!!
rest is ok thought. looks a little lile os x


miles
May 29th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

Awesome! Much better than the previous one. Although the old one was awesome too.. But then again. How can something related to Little Gamers not be awesome?


Runco
May 29th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

Nice upgrade. I am also miss the colour themes and the avatars :D
Great job with the keyboard arrows.


Markus
May 29th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

In two days you’ll be screaming “WHY DID I ENABLE COMMENTING!?” ;)


freeze
May 29th, 2008 at 11:44 pm

DUDE! Sweet…


Koalabaerchen
May 29th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

Finaly front side SPAM!


Ryan
May 30th, 2008 at 4:37 am

No psp site anymore? Damn!


JJ
May 30th, 2008 at 5:40 am

Nice design!
I like the clean look and larger fonts.

But now you need to add something shiny :)


PhoeniXYZ
May 30th, 2008 at 1:10 pm

It looks so… different… The fonts are all so… smooth?


danux
May 30th, 2008 at 2:18 pm

Long time fan and I’m loving the new site, comments are long over due. Its almost made me forget about that thing I’m waiting for… oh yeah! books damn it!


Tiago
May 30th, 2008 at 2:19 pm

The arrows are cool =O


ailaG
May 30th, 2008 at 2:20 pm

Hey, you might want to create 301 redirects from old comic strips to new ones.
I just opened some strips from the rss feed with numbers in the url, and they all led me to the front page – which is kind of a bad user experience..
Anyone who linked to you will face the same problem – they linked to a specific strip page, but their user gets the main page.


mr.madsen
May 30th, 2008 at 2:24 pm

If I only knew how to do that :-/ It’s a very very good idea of course, and I’ll google it, hopefully I can find a solution. Thanks ^^


DoesRandallKnowYouJackedHisShit?
May 30th, 2008 at 3:56 pm

love the new design. keep up the good work! :D

as for the comic…

http://xkcd.com/149/

…oops, good steal anyway.


timmt
May 30th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

teh arrows are way too cool to be true :)
i never cared about the accessibility features anywhere and now this I imagine is what it feels like to be in a pimped wheelchair.


p0d
May 30th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

so this is why your rss is broken too? I wondered…


Nicki Brøchner
May 30th, 2008 at 11:05 pm

Love the new layout … But you might want to think about adding Disqus as the manager of the readers comments / discussions ;D


Jim
May 31st, 2008 at 8:48 am

mr.madsen
May 31st, 2008 at 9:30 am

Jim – Any ideas on how?



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