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.
@secretlySamantha Can't document what doesn't yet exist, but I'll be sure to do that, too!
@danhunsaker lol sorry 😂
@secretlySamantha Nothing to be sorry for! 💜
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.
Keyboard nav is definitely on the list of things I'm going to insist on having. :)
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