Hey folks! You may have seen this already, but I've fixed the link, and I'd still like some help/feedback on the thing.
I'm (still) building an open source platform for hosting web comics. I want it to be safe and usable by as many folks as possible, out of the box. But before I get too far into a rabbit hole of difficult-to-change design, I want to ensure I consider all the options users would actually appreciate in a community platform like this will be.
@danhunsaker I literally made one of the biggest platforms for webcomics (in spanish) a few years ago
I may be able to help after the nightmare season
@portpupper Future date (scheduled posting) is already planned (along with support for things like giving certain users early access), and volume/issue/strip numbers are already entirely decided by the creator (and things are sorted by number, not publication date), so I think I have both of your requirements planned?
Oh, and the dialogue. That's my favorite part - you can toss that in under the strip, or as alt-text for the image - or even both, though screen readers might not like that.
@danhunsaker I'd love to take a better look at it later, but for now I only had time for a cursory glance. One thing I'd immediately remark though is that if you want to be more of a plug-and-play experience, I think you need much more documentation. Annoying comment I know, but I do think that's a huge part of the usability of software.
Please consider keyboard options for simple navigation between pages of a comic volume.
Left and Right arrows are my choice.
Do not limit forward and back options to clickable buttons above and below the comic page.
@danhunsaker Comicfury recently rolled out the ability to upload multiple pages for an update. So instead of being limited to 1 image per update, you can upload up to 12 per update.
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