Daily Archives: March 17, 2010

Chalkboard Manifesto Redesign

I want to redesign The Chalkboard Manifesto website. It’s pretty cluttered right now, with the comic pushed halfway down the page.

I’m going to take away the navigation links. I don’t update the blog anymore. There’s no reason for a comic to have a faq that I’m never going to update. I don’t need a contact page; that’s so 1999. People can contact me via facebook or e-mail. I need the archive, but I can put that elsewhere and the same goes for the RSS feed. No one ever visits the links page, but I may put a box somewhere for my favorite comics.

I’ll probably move the search to the top of the page.

I’ve decided to pull the advertising box. The pennies (or the occasional dime) I get per day isn’t nearly enough to make the distraction to my readers worth it.

I want to keep the thumbnail navigation. I love that stuff.

Since I’m going to do a redesign, should I put in a tag system? I wanted to a long time ago, but I never finished it. Hmm. Maybe I’ll do it.

I also had an idea for something way more complicated, so people could collect albums and share them and rate comics and such. Sure, it’d be kind of cool, but would anyone actually use it? Hardly. I do kind of like the album idea, but I don’t think the work I put in will be worth it. At least, not at this point in the game. I don’t really want to deal with managing users.

I suppose I should put some kind of deadline on this so that it gets done. End of April? Is that enough time?