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Mixed content from various minds?
« on: July 12, 2010, 11:34:05 am »
While I'm at it, I'll also take this moment to properly introduce myself, seeing how I just registered.

Demus.

Now we're acquainted!

Now, onto more serious topics (though, be warned: I tend to get carried away with writing, so this post might be a tad bit stretched....). Xepher had been haunting in the back of my mind ever since I found out some webcomics I enjoy are hosted here. Now suddenly when I find myself in a need of one, I remembered this. The reason why I'm not applying yet is simply because it'll still take a while for the project to get set up, and I want to make sure beforehand this is the right place :3

I speak on behalf of a small group of creative minds (three of us, including me), who have all had history in making webcomics, creative writing and whatnot. Two out of three have problems with regular updates, though, seeing how there's a bajillion things to catch our interest, and each project or webcomic needs it's own space, maintenance, et cetera. So out of the blue comes the idea to combine our efforts and create a single entity to cover our needs.

What I'm rambling on about would be a site much like, let's say, Snafu comics, Fireball20XL – or even Petite Symphony (if I remember the name right), with a shared front page with updates from all parties involved.

SO, FINALLY TO THE POINT! : D

-The main thing is if you as the host would be willing to spare some space for a mixed project like this. Regular updates would go for granted with three artists on the group, so no problem with activity in the foreseeable future.

-Also, the combined knowledge of us three is pretty much limited to tricks on HTML, so we have next to no idea on how to go about creating the site itself as a functional pretty little entity. This is more of a request for advice how to proceed on such occasion. Simply put – I'm lost :c

Of course there's always tricks and alternatives and alternatives to alternatives, but I'd like to hear some opinion and advice from people who seem to know what they are doing :3

Thanks!

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Re: Mixed content from various minds?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2010, 08:23:49 am »
To answer the direct question, yes, I do allow "groups" to apply. The application process still remains mostly the same though, and I'll still want to see some example works to judge for both quality and persistence, though on the latter one, I'll be taking into consideration that all three of you would be combining updates.

As for HTML, there are things that make keeping a site around much simpler... various blog/comic scripts like walrus or comicpress, which (at least once setup) don't require any real knowledge of HTML. A lot of the users here use things like that, so you can probably get more information on what's good and what isn't from some of them.

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Re: Mixed content from various minds?
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2010, 06:07:32 am »
No worries - will probably be a while before we're going to bother you with an application ^-^ I'd much rather have a functional site on my hands before putting it online, but experience has shown me that there's always something new, fun and exciting gone terribly wrong once it's there for everyone to see.

Thanks for the input, though! I'll just have to busy myself with trial and error for a while now. But while I'm at it, I need to ask: how does one go about updating his site here? I've had to deal with both the Upload-via-FTP-and-go-online-to-queue-update bureaucracy of Comicgenesis, as well as a strange control panel style site management interface, which seem to be popular around "normal" hosting services.