Best of April
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Best of the site
Critiques: The Webcomics.com critiques are a great way to discuss the craft of cartooning in a real-life, hands-on way. We wrapped up a Hot Seat critique series on lettering, and we opened up a list for participants for another round of the popular “Hitch It / Ditch It” critiques.
Nominations for the Harvey Awards have begun.
Amazon buys ComiXology: As soon as the news broke, we had a post on the site. Going past the press release (and links to comics-news Web sites with details of the acquisition itself), we posted a piece that discussed what this could possibly mean for webcomics.
Heartbleed: Thanks to a quick note by a member, we were able to post a tutorial on navigating the Heartbleed virus for webcomics creators .
How Many Pageviews = Success was an Archive Dive post, but it’s such a central issue to webcartoonists that I wanted to call attention to it here. The comments are just as revealing as the post itself.
Taxes: Of course, April was the month for taxes, and after posting numerous posts with helpful tax-time advice, Webcomics.com was on hand with a guide to filing for an extension.
“No Update Required?” A WordPress error that locked administrators into a loop that prevented them from being able to access their dashboards popped up for some. This post gave step-by-step instructions for circumventing it.
Q2 Slump: Did you see your ad revenue take a dive at the beginning of the month? Webcomics.com explains the cause and follows with five tips on weathering the drought.
How a Web page is Delivered to a Browser: First in a series of “How the Web Works” articles, we discuss the invisible mechanics behind something your business relies upon every day.
Square announced an inventory management feature, and that lead to a great discussion — namely…
What to Look For in an eStore Solution: This guide shows how to tell a great virtual storefront from a dud.
Hack-proof your site: Is your site vulnerable to a hacker’s attack? Here’s how to tell.
Patreon announced lower card-processing rates, and that means more money in the pockets of creators.
Speed up your site: This tutorial shows you how to optimize your Web site for speed.
CSS Crash Course: Don’t know CSS code? No problem. Use this handy method to find out how to change the look and funtion of your site.
New Site Features
We unveiled a new feature — The Webcomics.com Poll — to get information about the current state of webcomics.
This joins the Webcomics.com List, the Chat Room and the Event Calendar as new, helpful features available on this site since it was redesigned. Heck, you can even help direct the site by telling us which posts you really, really Like. Got an idea for the next one? Get in touch!
Best of the Forum
ComiCraft licencing fees: What do they mean? We get to the bottom of it.
Promotion: How do you build anticipation for a project that hasn’t launched yet? (And should you?)
First-time convention — What should I Bring?
In the Market for an 11×17″ scanner
Is using the models in MangaStudio “cheating?”
Found something interesting while chasing our ad revenue
Should I re-draw my old comics?
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