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harkovast at 10:08AM, Oct. 16, 2008
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Okay, before I ask this question, all bear in mine I know nothing about HTML or web page design so please go slowly with me!
I really want my comic to eventually have information pages people can go to which will list all the races, characters, cultures etc that appear in my comic.
Can anyone help me with how to set this sort of thing up? (Using small simple words if possible!).

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BlkKnight at 10:21AM, Oct. 16, 2008
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I've put that material together for my own comic and for Project Kokiro. It's fairly simple to do, but you should have a design in mind first. You'll also have to switch to the custom HTML if you haven't already.
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mattchee at 11:09AM, Oct. 16, 2008
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I think you can upload separate HTML documents and put a link to them on your main page. That would be fairly simple, using basic HTML.

http://www.w3schools.com/ is a great resource, they should have any HTML coding information you might need.
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harkovast at 11:12AM, Oct. 16, 2008
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Oh no, learning HTML, my only weakness! Argh, I'm melting, I'm melting!
The design I was planning was to do an index page that has links to a page for each species. Each species/culture page would then have four pictures (one male in normal clothes, one male in battle gear, one female in normal clothes, one female in battle gear) down the side and text down the middle.
I was then going to keep adding new creatures onto it as and when they get introduced.

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BlkKnight at 6:32PM, Oct. 16, 2008
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mattchee
I think you can upload separate HTML documents and put a link to them on your main page. That would be fairly simple, using basic HTML.

http://www.w3schools.com/ is a great resource, they should have any HTML coding information you might need.

That's exactly how you do it. Just make sure you upload all the image files as well.
I second using the w3schools site. It's fairly comprehensive and easy to understand. Either you'll have to learn HTML or find someone to make the pages for you.
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harkovast at 5:07PM, Oct. 17, 2008
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Argh! I'll have to face my fears then.
Thanks for the advice.
If I made those types of features, would they be supported in my Drunk Duck page or would I have to link to an outside page?

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BlkKnight at 5:25PM, Oct. 17, 2008
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They're uploaded into a different part of the files section in your comic control panel. Just remember the URL path for HTML files differ from the image files.
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harkovast at 7:01AM, Oct. 20, 2008
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Okay, I've had a look at html and is all seems fairly self explanatory.
However, I have run into one hurdle I cant get over.
I have drawn a banner in photoshop, but how do I translate that into HTML?
I've found lots of tutorials on how to draw banners, and lots on how to make a link using an image off the internet, but how do I take an image from my computer and put it into HTML, so I can then put it on the inter net?
It is frustrating because it seems like I am just missing one final step!

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BlkKnight at 4:00PM, Oct. 20, 2008
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Make sure the file is saved as a jpg (can be distorted from compression) or a png (uncompressed but generally a larger file if there's more colors). Next, go to the files section of your comic and upload it. Find it in there and copy the URL. Finally, use that URL in the image tag and you're done. Be sure to put the border to zero and add an alt tag incase something happens to the image.
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harkovast at 4:23PM, Oct. 20, 2008
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Ah, thanks. I will give it a go and tell you how I get on!

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