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DD update post 3rd of March

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 3, 2023
tags: DD, update

Site redesign update, NEWS!

Alexey will now begin to tackle comic page templates, making them conform to the new style. Em has come up with two templates for us to start to work with (compact and standard size). These will be the standard default, unedited templates, but they will also affect user-edited templates in some ways in that the ad positions and menus will be a little different to how they are now. The challenge is to make sure these do not break continuity with current user-customised templates, so we have to be very careful!

Currently these aren't quite right yet but they're a good starting point. You'll notice some missing things: Favourites, Email alerts, Duckmark (Set Go), Recommend this comic, Go to forum“, and the comic rating. Also ”Blog“ should always be ”News". The navigation also wouldn't quite work with user-modified buttons and we'll have to think about how user links go with this, both text and image links.

Click on the pics for bigger versions:

(Compact) (Standard)

- Lastly another $800 USD is due, which I will pay from my own money.
I hope you like this update, I'm happy to keep you informed about the progress and our process!

Current look of the test site in action -

The previous update is here -
Comments and feedback welcome and needed as always!


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Ozoneocean at 3:44AM, March 17, 2023

We'd do it that way to accommodate people who don't know how to resize comic pages to fit normal viewing. But if people really WANT to have a big comic page they can .

Ozoneocean at 3:42AM, March 17, 2023

Hi Paul. Sorry this is late but I don't always check this stuff. Well probably still do resizing but maybe do it at an even 1000 instead. And then we hopefully want to have some new coding to allow wide images of any size, but you'll have to tick a tick box to have that. You can do like 4000 pixels or more.

PaulEberhardt at 11:20AM, March 5, 2023

Will images wider than 960 pixels still be resized? I'm not planning on doing anything sideways, just asking. Or for that matter, will any of the size limits change?

Slingy at 3:27PM, March 3, 2023

Looks great!! Also super cool to see Space Pack in the new template as well! :D

J_Scarbrough at 1:31PM, March 3, 2023

@Ozoneocean Excellent!

Ozoneocean at 10:00AM, March 3, 2023

@J_Scarbrough - the new template will affect the positioning of the page elements (comments, author notes, ads etc), and the header and footers on all pages, but user-customisations will also stay how they are: i.e. custom buttons, inks, titles, text and link formatting, background images and colouring etc.

J_Scarbrough at 9:33AM, March 3, 2023

Just to clarify, those of us who have customized our comics websites will NOT be affected by this new template, correct? I believe it has been said that customized site designs would not be affected by the new site. Granted, I do really like the template, especially with how the comments are more efficiently organized, but again, I just want to make sure that all of the customizations that I have made for VAMPIRE GIRL will remain unaffected.

DylanTale Comics at 8:33AM, March 3, 2023

Looking good!

Ozoneocean at 5:40AM, March 3, 2023


Ozoneocean at 5:40AM, March 3, 2023

Comics are now fully veiwable with the new template. here are things missing from it but we will add those as we go.

HawkandFloAdventures at 5:01AM, March 3, 2023

Nice to see Space Pack getting a shout out :D

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