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Galactibase
« on: May 26, 2006, 10:14:51 AM »
I'm currently recoding the FPM site from scratch. I'm codenaming the project "Galactibase" for now, and I plan to make it available for anyone to use who has PHP and MySQL on their server.

So, I want to know, what sorts of features do you like in your comic sites? If possible, could you link to a comic that demonstrates this feature? These can be from either a reader or a creator standpoint.

some planned features:
  • Standard Navigation, doable by day or by week.
  • Navigation within a "theme" or "Storyline" (two different conceptualizations for grouping comics)
  • Calendar display for comics by month
  • complete calendar display for all comics in the archive
  • List of comics by theme or storyline
  • Searchable by news items or by dialog or by character
  • Comments from readers
  • Selectable Notification for new comics and/or news and/or comments
  • Form-based comic upload and editing, as well as editing news and comments (for admins)
  • "turning off" comments and/or news
  • Rearranging feature placement on the view pages

I'm not currently planning on making the weekly views capable of showing the news or comments associated with them.

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Re: Galactibase
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2006, 12:07:02 PM »
I hate reading comics from readers. That would be okay in a forum, because I could ignore it, but not on the page itself.
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Re: Galactibase
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2006, 12:10:41 PM »
i assume you mean comments from readers. So you would like comments to be off by default without having to select it each time or have a cookie. (or not have them at all).

Hrm. I included the feature because I'm seeing it become a very popular device on a lot of comics. What if the comments were down below the news items, so you'd have to scroll down to see them?

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Re: Galactibase
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2006, 01:05:29 PM »
As long as they're not thrust upon me, I'm happy.
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Re: Galactibase
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2006, 05:11:26 PM »
Different HTML styles templated so you could do custom page styles for story themes.  (don't worry SE, I've already got this code for you).
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Re: Galactibase
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2006, 09:40:37 AM »
I've actually been thinking of planning it so you can say "this block goes here"