We’ve got issues!
Okay, technically we’ve got issue with no "s", but today is a pretty big day for ComicMix.
We have a new design. We published the first installment of one of our comic books online. We added the ability to leave anonymous comments. We added an easy way to listen to our podcast archives. Best of all, we moved the site to an entirely rebuilt publishing platform which will let us release new features over the coming weeks at light speed.
The amazing thing to me is that it’s just a start. It’s everything that comes after today that has me so psyched.
But let’s talk about reading comics online. Our online comic book reader is a browser-based application, similar to Google Maps. There are no plug-ins to install. There are no installers or PDFs to download. Just read our comics online in any modern browser — Internet Explorer 6 and 7, Firefox, Safari, Opera or any Firefox-based browser like Netscape, Camino or Flock.
Our comic book reader has buttons for zooming in and out, skipping to specific pages and for switching between thumbnail mode, one-page mode and two-page mode. It also supports dragging, mouse scroll wheels and key commands like arrows, page up and page down. In fact, you can read an issue from start to finish just by pressing your page down key.
Our small development team did a fantastic job getting all of this ready for launch and even worked in features I didn’t expect we’d have this early.
Finally we get to show off the comics that Mike Gold, Glenn Hauman and the really long list of stellar comic talent that Mike assembled for ComicMix have been putting together for months now.
If you have any trouble with the new site at all — signing in, commenting, using the comic book reader — please let us know.