What makes for good webcomics website design?
Submitted by Surlyben on July 14, 2006 - 19:08
This forum looks lonely.
So what makes for good webcomics site design anyway?
I like a simple, uncluttered design. I think that the most recent update to webcomic should be the first thing people see, followed by any ads, blogs, stores, whatevers, and I designed my site accordingly.
In general I don't like seeing a banner ad right at the top of a page, and I don't like sites where you have to click through a title page, or click over to the comic. Of course there are plenty of webcomics that do exactly what I don't like (pvp, penny arcade, order of the stick...) and those guys are makin' the big bucks, which tells me how much my opinion is worth.
Actually I think the PVP site is a model of clarity, considering the number of ads on there. And when you think about it, if you are going to run a banner ad, putting it at the top of the page is probably the most effective and least likely to interfere with your site design...
Unrelated to that, I'm not sure how I feel about background images.