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Applications / Re: Hollowing Birds
June 11, 2009, 01:39:41 AM
Applications / Re: Hollowing Birds
June 09, 2009, 04:09:49 PM
Pages 11, 12, and 13 are done, and I'm definitely still interested in a site.
Web Design / Re: blogs and news boxes
May 03, 2009, 03:45:28 PM
Ah, that looks perfect.  Thanks.
Web Design / blogs and news boxes
April 25, 2009, 08:36:34 PM
I'm interested in attaching some sort of blog or news box to the main page of my site, for posting about updates, commentary on individual pages, etc.  While this seems to be a fairly common feature of webcomic sites, all the ones I've seen have been in php, which I have virtually no knowledge of.  I  have considered using a wordpress site, which has this built in, but it's awfully restrictive about what the rest of the page looks like.  Are there any other canned scripts available for this?  Or would I be better off putting the blog on a separate page altogether?(seems to be another common strategy)
Applications / Re: Hollowing Birds
April 11, 2009, 06:08:37 PM
Thanks for the tip.  I've seen a couple of archive scripts around; some of then do look worth giving a try.

As for a schedule, the current plan is to update once a week. I may try to move to twice a week at some point in the future, but it's more likely to stay at weekly.  A page takes about five or six hours from start to finish, so anything more frequent than that just doesn't look feasible right now.

Page six is finished by the way, seven nearly so.

Edit: pages 7, 8, 9, and 10
Applications / Re: Hollowing Birds
March 30, 2009, 04:34:14 PM
Okay, that makes sense.  Yeah, I know there isn't much in the way of competed pages yet, it's the coloring that takes so long.  But I do have a pretty good buffer of sketched and inked pages I could post, if those count for anything.
Applications / Re: Hollowing Birds
March 29, 2009, 11:20:00 PM
Wow, I wasn't expecting any replies this quickly.  In answer to your questions:

1) Five pages completed, with several more sketched.

2) The idea and characters have been around for about four years, but it's only recently that I've been able to pull it together into something coherent enough that I could start making pages.  I have most of the first chapter thumbnailed and scripted, which comes out as about twenty pages.  It's definitely going to be a long-term project; I have the plot pretty well worked out for about two years worth of updates, and a rougher idea for after that.

3) The website will most likely be mainly about the comic, though I plan to have a section for unrelated art as well.

4) There's just a few more things left to do with the site, so I can probably have something to show within the week.

5) I haven't used FTP much, but I have a pretty good idea of how it works.  SSH I've never used.

6) I don't have that much complete just yet, but can post the sketches for a good portion of the first chapter.  Would that suffice?

Again, thank you so much for taking the time to reply.  I'll try to have all the necessary material ready as soon as possible.
Applications / Hollowing Birds
March 29, 2009, 07:12:26 PM
Email: vivianrodgers @ bellsouth . net

Preferred url: hollowingbirds

Hi, I'm interested in applying for hosting for my webcomic, Hollowing Birds.  I'm afraid I'm a bit new to this whole thing, so there's no current website,  but you can see a couple of pages here:,  It is, for the most part, a story about animals, though I'm not sure whether or not it would be considered a furry comic.  I'm trying to go with a less anthropomorphic, more "Watership Down" type style.  The main plot involves various unexplained phenomena (crop circles, cattle mutilation, etc) as seen through the eyes of a group of birds.  Sounds a bit odd, I know, but that's the best description I can think of for it.

As far as web design goes, I'm still fairly inexperienced.  However, I do have a pretty good idea of how to use html and css, and am currently in the process of putting together a webpage that, while simple, should work well enough for the time being.  Again, I've never done anything quite like this before, so it's all still a big learning process.

Thanks for your time reading this.  This looks to be a wonderful service and a very friendly community; I'm very much excited about the possibility of joining it.