C-Section Comics, 3.0

C-Section comics has a new design – (RSS & E-mail subscribers, go check it out).

Scrum is happy again!

It’s been more than six years since the last major update to the site’s design, and a lot has changed since then. Today, according to my Google Analytics, most of you visit the site using their smartphones. Also, those of you who do use desktop computers obviously have a much higher screen resolution than you did back in 2012. The new website design addresses both of these points – it uses a responsive layout to cater the needs of smartphone and tablet visitors, and it takes advantage of the high resolution that desktop users have on their screens – up until now all our cartoons were 750 pixels wide, but the new layout will allow me to post images of greater quality.

The new design uses a versatile (and highly popular) responsive WordPress Template called Fluida,
and the great Comic Easel plug-in currently developed by Philip M. Hofer.

I’ll continue to make some tweaks to the website in the upcoming weeks. If you find something is broken, or if you think something can be done better, please let me know. Either contact me or leave a comment in the comment section below.

Now go read some comics!

Site comments, RSS updates and other site news

Here are a few updates on what’s going on with the site:

  1. As of yesterday it’s no longer possible to post comments on the site.
    In the past year I’ve noticed a dramatic decrease in the number of submitted comments, even though the number of visitors to the site increased significantly. Most of you seem to prefer discussing the comics on Facebook, GPlus, Twitter, Reddit and the likes, and that’s totally cool.
    On the other side of the equation, the number of spam comments on the site soared. Installing popular anti-spam plug-ins decreased their numbers slightly, but the numbers were still overwhelming – on an average week I moderated about two to five authentic comments, and close to a thousand(!) spam comments.
    Taking both sides of the equation into account, I decided to disable comments on the site. I know this may be frustrating to some of you, but I hope it’s for the best, as the time saved on moderating comments will be dedicated to producing more comics.
    Note that even though you can’t see your previous comments, they’re still here. If the day comes when I decide to restore comments to the site, your old comments would be restored as well.
    If you want to contact me personally, you can still do it here, or just Tweet / FB mesasge / GPlus message me.
  2. Social media updates: More than 4700 of you follow our comics on Facebook, more than 1400 on Twitter, and almost 200 on GPlus. Several hundreds of you are subscribed via e-mail, and roughly 1500 of you via RSS. Just wanted to say thank you all for your support!
  3. Speaking of RSS, a few months ago Google announced it’s closing Google Reader. Reader will not be available as of July 1st 2013. If you haven’t done it yet, it’s strongly recommended that you switch to a new reader (and best do it before July 1st, since some RSS readers allow you to import your Google Reader feeds). There are many such services – personally I’ve chosen Feedly, but Netvibes and Newsblur are also good alternatives. (EDIT: Following this post I got a mail suggesting I add RSSOwl [ http://www.rssowl.org/ ] and Tiny Tiny RSS [ http://tt-rss.org/ ] to the list. Thanks, Vedran!)
  4. Last layout change for today – the blog section no longer appears in the homepage. If you want to see all blog posts, click on “Blog” in the upper menu. Viewing comics is still as same as before.

If you have any suggestion or questions regarding the latest changes, feel free to contact me.

Yours, Idan

3 Short Announcements [Site News]

  1. Thanks to everyone who joined our new Google Plus page! As promised, one of you gets to be featured in one of our future cartoons. And the winner is…  Nitin Shetty! Congratulations Nitin, please contact me here for instructions on what to do next.
  2. In the next couple of weeks I’ll start moving old posts from our Tumblr blog and integrate them to the site. If you’re an RSS subscriber or e-mail subscriber, these posts may pop up in your feed/mailbox, I apologize in advance for this slight inconvenience.
  3. As promised, within a few weeks we’ll have a new raffle for ALL our regular subscribers and readers – with cool prizes! More details soon…

That’s it. See you soon with a brand new comic!

Yours,

Idan

Here’s a Good Reason To Follow Our New Google Plus Page

C-Section Comics has a brand new page on Google Plus. By following the page you can keep yourself updated with my cartoons and interact with me and other readers. I’ll be really happy to see all of you there, so here’s my incentives:

1) One of the first 200 people to follow our page within the next two weeks (by Monday November 12th) gets to be featured in one of our upcoming cartoons! (a cartoon version of you, that is.)
2) If more than 200 people join the page in that time frame, two of you get to be featured – so make sure to tell a friend about the page.

Please be sure to click the “Follow” button (and not just press the +1 button), like this:

Google Plus Page Follow Instructions

Or just click “Follow” below:

All Of Our Fans Will Get a Chance to Win a Prize!

Don’t you worry! C-Section Comics is having a special giveaway soon, and ALL of our regular subscribers will get a chance to participate! So if you’re not already following us, make sure that you do. More details soon…

Yours, Idan

C-Section Comics, 2.0

(Tl;dr – C-Section Comics has a new design, check it out!)

Scrum is Happy!

Today I’m proud to introduce a brand new design to C-Section Comics (check it out if you’re reading this in your inbox or feed reader).

The most important concept in the new design was simplicity – cut down on unnecessary menus and links and give you, the reader, just what you need, where you need it. You’ll notice the comics appear much higher on the page than previously, so it’ll be the first thing you look upon when entering the site. Navigation buttons are right under the comics, along with a random comic button. You can also click on the comic image in order to navigate to the next one.

I’m also proud to finally make the move from Blogger (which I’ve been using for years now to host my comics) to the WordPress blogging platform, along with the ComicPress plug-in. The WordPress/ComicPress combination is a powerful one, and I’m sure it will give me the versatility I need in order to make your experience with C-Section comics a better one.

In the upcoming weeks there may still be some glitches and server falls and I struggle my way though PHP scripting and the art of managing domains. If you find something is broken, please let me know. And if you have improvements you’d like to propose, I’ll be happy to hear those as well. Either contact me or leave them in the comment section.

Enough talk for now – go check out the site! 🙂