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Draggable Canvas

This is a cool innovation. The newly renamed More Fun (now called Smithson) has a new episode up that has a "drag" navigation, somewhat like you can do with a PDF in Adobe Reader. Now do I want to have to read all of my webcomics this way? No but it's a great idea and it certainly gave me a feeling of holding the webcomic in my hands which, when you think about it, is a neat trick.

Re: Draggable Canvas

Except that dragging as implemented by Flash has issues.

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Brian Moore's picture

Cool, that's what I was aiming for.

I like thinking in terms of a larger page. The majority of Smithson strips will probably just use a scrollbar, but the occasional larger page needs something extra.

As Bo has pointed out in that TalkAboutComics thread, there are some disadvantages to that kind of navigation, but hopefully it's a good experience for most people. Feel free to stop by the thread and weigh in with your navigation ideas!

Smithson by Shaenon K. Garrity, Brian Moore, Roger Langridge, and Robert Stevenson