There’s a line from the Tomb Raider movie, where a UPS man comes to deliver a package to Laura Croft’s mansion, and sees the place in ruins due to the fight the previous night:
“I woke up this morning and I just hated everything.”
Well I just looked at the front page of my site, and I think I had one of those moments.
The PW ad to the right? Yeah fuck that thing. I’ve recently gotten into even more of a “fuck advertisements they’re annoying” mood than I normally am. I’m going to replace it with… something I hate less. At some point. Right now having an ad there looks slightly less terrible than just a big empty space.
The white and silver color scheme? Seriously, what the hell was I thinking. My website looks like an iPhone. This shit needs a different pallet. I think I’ll go back to older-style BES blue.
In the past I’ve been asked a couple times why I don’t have the latest comic display on the front page. The reason is because my comics are huge and I’d rather the news post(s) be the first thing you see. But I’m starting to feel like not having some kind of image on the front page makes it feel kind of empty? The one-panel preview to the left doesn’t count.
Bleh. If I was better at this stuff I’d just throw it all away and rebuild from scratch. I kinda miss having a hand-coded thing made with just HTML tables.
But, hey, questions, comments, and concerns regarding site stuff is always appreciated. Oh, and I’m still not dead.
So, I finally had enough time off work to get some comicery in. And I had an cool idea… the whole reason why I set up this comicpress software in the first place was so that I could make a bunch of strips, put them in the queue, and then have them update at the time and date I specified without me having to do anything. In other words, I can make comics when I have the time, and then the comic will go up on schedule no matter how busy I am later.
I’m a little embarrassed that it’s taken me several months to actually do this.
Last night I wrote, shot, and assembled three strips. I’ll probably make some more tomorrow, and then probably some more on Tuesday when I’m off work again, and some more on Saturday too. Then, hopefully, the fact that I may be scheduled to work like a billion hours a day, every day, for two or more weeks, won’t interfere with normal comic operations.
Again, I’m a little embarrassed that I haven’t done this before. I’m actually embarrassed that I basically had to type the preceding paragraph to explain to myself what I need to do.
On an unrelated note – a dude calling himself Phantom Renegade emailed me and said that when he tried to go to http://www.lq-comic.com, he was prompted for a tracking.site.meter account username and password. SiteMeter is the service I use to keep track of traffic on my site, but if their code is causing some kind of weird redirect thing, that’s a pretty major problem. Has anybody else encountered this issue? If so, please email me right away, or post a comment. If it was a one-time fluke then I’m not going to worry about it, but if SiteMeter is fucking up I want to fix it ASAP.
You may have noticed I haven’t posted a new strip in a couple days. Work has been driving me into the ground lately, and I don’t have a day off until freaking Wednesday. The next day I have off is the Tuesday after that. And to add another wrench into the works, I’m working out the details of moving in to a new place with a couple friends so we can all afford the rent. So things are a little busy lately. I’ll try to squeeze out an update when I can, but don’t expect them in any predictable intervals for the next week or so.