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Postby Meggiemuff on Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:14 am

Yeah, I am new, so I appologize before hand if I tend to be annoying and repeat questions others have asked. but I just have a few, and I will make it simple ^^;
1. what size does the comic or any of its pages need to be before I upload it. ex: 1220 350: so that it will upload and not have any errors with editing.
2. what exactly does Tag mean or function as?
3.. I am really unfamiliar with HTML so how would I desighn my page? is there a program on here I have not seen or missed in the cadet's manual?

much appreciated, and sorry to be a pain if I have been.
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Re: ..a bit difficult

Postby -Fanny pack on Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:47 pm

Meggiemuff wrote:Yeah, I am new, so I appologize before hand if I tend to be annoying and repeat questions others have asked. but I just have a few, and I will make it simple ^^;
1. what size does the comic or any of its pages need to be before I upload it. ex: 1220 350: so that it will upload and not have any errors with editing.
2. what exactly does Tag mean or function as?
3.. I am really unfamiliar with HTML so how would I desighn my page? is there a program on here I have not seen or missed in the cadet's manual?

much appreciated, and sorry to be a pain if I have been.
thanks
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1. Anything reasonable.
2. I don't understand.
3. If you want to design your own site and have extra money, check out Dreamweaver. If you don't want to design it, read this thread. If you want to use a free, premade template, look at the Template Library section of the Cadet's Manual in KeenGear.
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Postby The13labour on Mon Apr 25, 2005 4:40 am

Tags are what you use to tell a browser what you want to appear. The ***advertisement*** coding that you have to have on every page is a tag; so is <img src=image.jpg>. There are loads of HTML tutorials on the web. (Tutorial, I've found, is a very useful term when trying to find information in a search engine.) A couple good ones are http://www.htmlgoodies.com and http://aaahtml.com. For examples, right-click on any page and click on Source Code to figure out how someone did something you like. Think before you copy and paste, however! A lot of source code is copyrighted.

Comic size: It's polite to have the comic small enough to fit horizontally on the screen. More than that, you'll find people unwilling to come back if they have to scroll horizontally, although vertical scrolling seems to be okay. The smallest resolution these days seems to be 800 pixels wide, and that's rare. The next size up is 1024 pixels wide. (I might only think that 800 is rare because very few people with 800x600 resolution visit my site, because I regularly have stips that are 900 pixels wide by 300 high.) Also, reduce the file size as much as you can without lowering the quality a lot. There's a balance to achieve between making it quicker to download and not destroying the readability.

A quick trick to designing your page: first make a mock-up in a graphics editing program. Realize that with tables, everything will be squared off, and it can be difficult to make it look round. Draw a bunch of rectangles where you want everything to be and in what colors. Remember to include space for the banner ad. Perhaps use a comic that you consider typical to design around.
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Postby Webkilla on Mon Apr 25, 2005 4:52 am

I say as a general rule, since most people these days use 1024*786 resolution - then use comics that are 800 by X pixels.

(it can be as tall as you want, but not wider than 800 pixels)

well thats how I do my webcomic...
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Postby Joel Fagin on Mon Apr 25, 2005 5:02 am

webkilla wrote:... most people these days use 1024*786 resolution...


Most still use 800x600. Probably not in the webcomic-reading demographic but if you do go for 1024x768, then you are still cutting out 40% of all internet users and that's a lot.

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