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Title: Inaccurate Perdition application
Post by: Tornleaf on October 01, 2005, 12:25:04 am
Site title: Inaccurate Perdition

Username: inaccurate-perdition.xepher.net

E-mail: paperwolf12ATyahooDOTcom

Description:

http://www.geocities.com/inaccurateperdition/

Hummm, well this site will revolve around my comic, which takes place in the underworld. It's cartoony, so the violence is really mild and plot-related. Not like organs flying everywhere. X) I typed up the HTML myself, no templates were used, and all of the artwork is my own. There's just basic comic links, like the cast, archives n' stuff. I don't have mad 1337 PHP skillz sooo I can't have that automated update thing; I'll be updating the old fasioned way. ^^; It's nearly finished, just got one or two profiles to create. Anywho, thanks for the consideration!
-Yam
Title: Inaccurate Perdition application
Post by: griever on October 01, 2005, 03:50:13 am
I like your art style!  How long has this comic been running, or rather, how long does it take for you to get a new page up?
Title: Inaccurate Perdition application
Post by: Tornleaf on October 01, 2005, 04:07:55 am
Thank you! Running? Mm...well I've been posting pages here and there on my art gallery since my freshman year - I'm a senior right now. X3 I wasn't on any type of schedule for the pages, which is why there's so few, but should I get this site seriously up and running, I'm gonna aim for either once or twice a week.
Title: Inaccurate Perdition application
Post by: tickyhead on October 01, 2005, 06:18:28 am
Well, let's seeeeeeeeeee......

love your art, for one. Very nice style, all cartoony and such. Didn't get to see much before I broke it though >>; sorry about that. What I saw I really liked however. The update schedule you mentioned kinda reminds me of me....but hey I got in so I bet you will to! XD

just to nitpick though, it's kinda annoying to have to keep clicking on pages, closing them, clicking the next one, closing that, etc.. A basic HTML back-next thing would be great.
Title: Inaccurate Perdition application
Post by: Tornleaf on October 01, 2005, 01:18:52 pm
Thanks. :3 You mean the archive? Yeah...if I knew how to do that simple back/next thing I'd do it. I think there's a way to do it with Javascript, but if you know of another way please let me know. X3
Title: Inaccurate Perdition application
Post by: Databits on October 01, 2005, 05:33:39 pm
Aye, the geocities bandwidth really blows. It's amazing that people even care to use geocities when you can use your bandwidth up simply testing your pages. :P

Nice artwork though. I hope at the very least you get hosting, if not here, somewhere that's deserving of it. Geocites gives hardly anything due justice.
Title: Inaccurate Perdition application
Post by: tickyhead on October 02, 2005, 04:38:09 am
Quote from: Yamita
Thanks. :3 You mean the archive? Yeah...if I knew how to do that simple back/next thing I'd do it. I think there's a way to do it with Javascript, but if you know of another way please let me know. X3
well, the way I do it (tedious and EVIL, but it works) is just like making any other link. you make a HTML page for each page, and make little links on the bottom going to the next page and the previous page (or the archives, if it's the first page)

excerpt from one of my pages (chapter 1, page 13 to be exact~):

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Title: Inaccurate Perdition application
Post by: Databits on October 02, 2005, 02:17:12 pm
Write a php system to drive and automate your links? Initially writing may be a pain, but after that it's all easy upkeep. :P
Title: Inaccurate Perdition application
Post by: Tornleaf on October 02, 2005, 02:28:13 pm
Ah yeah, I've considered making seperate pages like that, Tickyhead, I just didn't wanna use too much webspace. But I don't think it would make much of a difference, huh? Thanks, I'll get on that today. X)

I don't know anything about PHP, Databits. ^^; I tried to learn about it once, but it went into databases and things called Perls and MySql or however ya spell it, and it got slightly confusing. Otherwise the whole site would be automated. x_x Nice av, by the way. ;)
Title: Inaccurate Perdition application
Post by: Xepher on October 02, 2005, 06:16:09 pm
There are already written scripts out there to let you update and automate a comic.

http://atp.cx/?a=downloads
http://walrus.newbsoft.com/
Title: Inaccurate Perdition application
Post by: Tornleaf on October 02, 2005, 10:56:10 pm
Oooh, thanks, I'll check them out. :)
Title: Inaccurate Perdition application
Post by: tickyhead on October 03, 2005, 12:58:33 am
meh, I'm not a fan of automation. I'm stupid in that I like doing things the hard way I guess :P
Title: Inaccurate Perdition application
Post by: Tornleaf on October 03, 2005, 01:32:46 am
Well now I'm highly considering your way, Ticky. I've been trying to figure out PHP all day with no avail. For some reason I can't get my index.php on to any server to test it. >_<
Title: Inaccurate Perdition application
Post by: Lei on October 03, 2005, 02:31:32 am
yeah free servers rarely ever support php. It's not that hard, so don't really worry about it for now
Title: Inaccurate Perdition application
Post by: Databits on October 03, 2005, 11:33:57 pm
I suppose, but if you find yourself doign regular updates, automation can make things very easy rather than manually updating multiple pages.

I definitely recommend it for sites that have regular updates.

Perl is another scripting language that isn't used within PHP. I find Perl to be a little useless for websites compared to PHP. Though it's still usefull for other stuff.
Title: Inaccurate Perdition application
Post by: Lei on October 15, 2005, 12:02:10 am
I'd like to write my own, someday, but I'm gonna wait to finish java, which will help give me ideas for php.

 Anyways, I like your style, and your comic seems cool. Good luck with the application!
Title: Inaccurate Perdition application
Post by: Miluette on October 15, 2005, 12:46:54 am
Ohhh, I really like your art style, and your site's really simple. I love not being confused! <3 As for the archive automation thing, I know someone with a script that makes it so they don't have to make a webpage page for every comic in the archive. It's not an automatic thing, though, or at least not in that sense... I really don't know how to explain it, as it isn't mine XD;; Ha, I don't get most php scripts myself.
Title: Inaccurate Perdition application
Post by: Lei on October 15, 2005, 02:35:46 am
I think that's a php trick, where you use the url as a variable with a php?id=32 or something like that, and depending on what that number is, the script pulls up the image with the corresponding number. Then after that, the next and back buttons just add or subtract one from the number.

 Actually, you can see it at work on the url for these forums. I don't know just how it works though, but it's not like I have a comic (yet) to apply it to, either.

 I want one of those uploader scripts like on Geocities, where I can use a username and password and make my website from any desktop, but right now, I don't think I should try to tackle that yet.
Title: Inaccurate Perdition application
Post by: Slang on October 21, 2005, 02:37:19 am
Yammy, good luck with this application. I'm sure you'll get in, since your art kicks my art's ass, and I'll be happy to help you out with any site-building crap if you need it =B
Title: Inaccurate Perdition application
Post by: Tornleaf on October 21, 2005, 02:41:55 am
Awr thanks Slang, you rock my sox. And your art doesn't get its ass kicked my mine!

Yesh... I may need to commission you for some of those nifty animated sprites sooner or later.
Title: Inaccurate Perdition application
Post by: Tornleaf on November 13, 2005, 03:22:09 pm
Diprotodon! :D :D
Title: Inaccurate Perdition application
Post by: Xepher on November 13, 2005, 11:49:28 pm
Okay, I'm a little worried about your html skills... as was noted, having to close every comic, go back to another page, then pick the next one... Real pain that. Need some forward/back buttons at least.

That said though, I trust you'll work on that, so I'll grant the site anyway. Now you can use php and should really look into autosite or walrus. You should have an email with instructions, be sure to follow ALL of them.
Title: Inaccurate Perdition application
Post by: Tornleaf on November 14, 2005, 01:13:16 am
Aha, thank ya! Yes, I'll get to that back/next thing right away. :)
Title: Inaccurate Perdition application
Post by: Joichi on December 09, 2005, 05:29:26 am
WHOA! awesome! I wanted a site design almost exactly like yours!! wow despite me reading alot of html guides i dunno how to make a site like this T_T