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Webcomic site design and updating

Discussion in 'All other topics' started by CKramer, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. CKramer

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    The idea is that I've been meaning to make a site for a comic a few of my friends draw. The problem I'm having is that I'm not really all that advanced at web design and I don't really know how most webcomics (i.e. Penny Arcade) update their sites, add new rants, archive the old comics, and redirect all the links every time they come out with a new comic (that is, without having to extensively rewrite the site).

    Is there some code or program that can allow me to quickly update a website in a set manner each time (ex. upload newest comic, previous comic is automatically moved to an archive folder and linked to in the archive page)?

    Sorry if that's a bit unclear.
     
  2. Auslander

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    i think what you need to do is google for tutorials on web design, or perhaps take a class at your local community college.
     
  3. CKramer

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    If you know of any good tutorials for what I have in mind, that would be great.
     
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  6. CKramer

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    Oh, I can make the website, I just don't know how to quickly update it. As far as I can tell, adding a new comic and accompanying rant would consist of:

    1) Changing the links to display the new image and text
    2) Renaming and moving the files related to the old comic
    3) Updating the "Archives" page to include a link to the old comic
    4) Updating the "Next" link on the comic before that one

    If I were to radically redesign the site, that would be even more trouble, obviously. I could use a Dreamweaver template for certain pages, I suppose.

    What I wanted to know is if there was a way to streamline the above process into something more manageable.
     
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    not that i know of; i'm not a web designer, but that seems to be the process everyone uses.
     
  8. CKramer

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    Is that so...

    Well, no one said it would be easy. I'm not the one drawing/writing them anyway, so I guess it's manageable.
     
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    good luck. if i ever hear anything different, i'll post.
     

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