Now, if you haven’t visited us on any social media since last week, you may be shocked to see our new site design. Let me explain:

Sunday, while I was live-tweeting about finishing up the line-art of the comic, I accidentally updated Comicpress.

Let me give some context: Frumph (Philip M. Hofher, creator of Comicpress) has been working on Comic Easel for a few years, and stopped working on Comicpress at version 2.9.4 (what I was using). With his latest version of Comic Easel, he merged it with the Comicpress app, crating Comicpress 4.0, as he said he would “Never release Comicpress 3.0.”

Welp, when I accidentally updated without checking out what changed, and the site went MENTAL. Everything was off. The ENTIRETY of the CSS basically went to hell. If you follow our Facebook, you can see me frantically trying to figure everything out.

I’ve been meaning to redesign the site for a while, and I guess I used this as a chance to. Apparently the UI for Comic Easel/Comicpress 4.0 is actually really easy to use (a lot can be changed without using *cringe* child themes). All the issues I had, Frumph personally helped me fix.

I actually am really proud of the site now. I still need to do some work (give it the “Zombie bars”), but It looks really clean compared to the “My First Website” look we previously had.

Anywho, here are some of the major changes to the site design:

– All social media links are now in the menubar, next to the RSS button. I no longer need to bother you guys with it in blog posts.

– You can select the Issue/Chapter from the Sidebar, right above the Twitter feed.

– There is a “Comic bookmark” app right above my little disclaimer below the blog. I’m not entirely sure if it works or not, but I’ll figure that out.

– We have a “Home button” below the logo. I think it’s a bit redundant, but I have had complaints.

– You can now, above blog posts, click on a character’s name and see all pages containing that character. Useful for remembering who is who, if you can’t follow a cast of >20 characters.

However, in the process of this, we had a few casualties:

– Blog posts not associated with comic pages will not appear in the archive alongside the week’s comic page.

– The permalinks of comics have all changed, and now, if you have linked to a specific page, the link will lead to a 404.

– All of the Alt Text was lost in the transition between Comicpress 2.9.4 and 4.0. I went back and re-added the ones I remembered, but I lost a lot of them.

Anyway, I’m going to be working on the site throughout the week. I may even add the Extras page (finally), so keep an eye out for that.

Seeing as how most of my shows did not air last night, I really don’t have much to talk about, so I guess I’ll see you all next week!