back to list

DD update post 31st of March

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 31, 2023
tags: DD, post, update

Site redesign update, NEWS!

Alexey has actually implemented not only the new templates now but he's a carried across the user customisations on comic page templates! This follows my revisions to Em's designs for the new standard template and my designs for how they'd work with user mods. It's not quite 100% yet, I'd like to get rid of the “publish a comic” button on there haha, I think it's good to have something that points to that utility but I think that button is intrusive on people's comic pages in that form, especially on mobile phones- it takes up a lot of room on a small screen. Open to suggestions please!

Check it out! Here are some examples:

You can see more by clicking the comics on the front page of the test site Let us know what you think of the implementation of the new template with the comics. - the user links haven't been done yet but they will be :)

In other news Alexy has also been working to unify the comments systems so comments on newsposts and comics and things will all work the same way, incorporating replies and things. So you can be notified of replies on any comment, not just on comics. That should be super useful!

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


Don’t forget you can now advertise on DrunkDuck for just $2 in whichever ad spot you like! The money goes straight into running the site. Want to know more? Click this link here! Or, if you want to help us keep the lights on you can sponsor us on Patreon. Every bit helps us!

Special thanks to our patrons!!

Justnopoint - Banes - RMccool - Abt_Nihil - Gunwallace - PaulEberhardt - Emma_Clare - FunctionCreep - SinJinsoku - Smkinoshita - jerrie - Chickfighter - Andreas_Helixfinger - Tantz_Aerine - Genejoke - Davey Do - Gullas - Roma - NanoCritters - Teh Andeh - Peipei - Digital_Genesis - Hushicho - Palouka - cheeko - Paneltastic - L.C.Stein - dpat57 - Bravo1102 - The Jagged - LoliGen - OrcGirl - Miss Judged - Fallopiancrusader - arborcides - ChipperChartreuse - Mogtrost - InkyMoondrop - Jgib99 - Hirokari - Orgivemedeath Ind - Mks Monsters - GregJ



Mitaukano at 3:10PM, April 4, 2023

Whoa this is going to be so nice!

Ozoneocean at 8:15PM, April 2, 2023

@PaulEberhardt- this is Em's template design with my tweaks. They might go here:

Ozoneocean at 8:12PM, April 2, 2023

@Othosmops - thanks! People can publish mile long comics here already haha! That will continue with the new template.

Ozoneocean at 8:11PM, April 2, 2023

@J_Scarbrough - links aren't finalised as part of the design yet but they ARE going in. There is no additional navigation, that should just show up if a person had it in their template. i.e. you can enable additional navigation

Ozoneocean at 8:09PM, April 2, 2023

@Prototype- the search section is needed there, but yeah, the publish comic thing is intrusive as I've noted, I would like the functionality there but we need a less obtrusive way to display it. Maybe under the user comments?

PaulEberhardt at 7:58AM, April 2, 2023

I think the "publish a comic" button and the search bar use up too much space. There is plenty of room above for the search bar, and the button if you think it needs to be on the comic pages. I like the comment section below. Also, it's a good idea to put the "like", "subscribe", "rss", and "share" buttons down there, next to the drop-down list with the archive. In the customized layouts of Pinky TA, Fusion and Simply Sarah that looks really neat, too. I like it less in Bottomless Waitresses where they are in one row with the navigation buttons, which is to my mind a bit too crammed and confusing. Btw. where will the favorites list and the duckmarks go?

Othosmops at 9:16AM, April 1, 2023

I actually don't think this "publish a comic" button is that bad. It's just a bit big. Next to it, I think a link to the overview page and the faceted search function shall also catch the eye.

Othosmops at 8:17AM, April 1, 2023

First of all: Big praise: The responsive format is coming! Such a design naturally tempts us authors to move away from the print page format to one-by-one panels with larger characters on mile-long scrolls stretching downward. Will these narrow and long formats (also) be supported?

J_Scarbrough at 1:07PM, March 31, 2023

I'm still very much happy to see that the customizations that we've made to our individual comic sites are not going to be affected by the new updates to the overall DD site, HOWEVER, I think I may have spotted ONE minor little issue, and that's the links to our sub pages below our comic banners seem to have been replaced with additional navigation buttons (first, previous, next, last). I just wanted to call attention to this in case this may be something that can be fixed before the new designs and everything are finalized and go live.

Jason Moon at 12:43PM, March 31, 2023


Prototype at 10:47AM, March 31, 2023

Also, the search bar and publish button together with the DD logo part does take up a lot of top space. Readers have to scroll past 1/4 of the screen to get to the actual page.

Prototype at 10:42AM, March 31, 2023

Looking good but i don't feel the the "search bar" and the "publish a comic" should be on the actual comic page at all. On the front page sure, but I don't think people generally visit a comic to search for another comic...??

DylanTale Comics at 9:00AM, March 31, 2023

Looking good as always, my atmospheric friend, keep up the good work!

Ozoneocean at 8:48AM, March 31, 2023

Thanks :)

TheJagged at 2:12AM, March 31, 2023

Unified comment system sounds great. :D

Forgot Password
©2011 WOWIO, Inc. All Rights Reserved Mastodon