Billy Dogma in SEX PLANET
by Dean Haspiel
3 comments + 1 reply
Posted by: kestrel
04:17am / Oct 13, 2009
The overal mechanics of how these comics are displated detracts from my overall experience.
First, the panel isn't sized so it fits in my window. I see the Activate banner info, then HALF of the comic. That means I have to scroll down every time I turn the page to be able to see the comic.
Second, clicking to get to the next panel gets tiresome. I'm spending more time clicking and scrolling than actually reading the comic.
I think if you sized the comic panels to better fit the browser window (for pretty much all the activate comics I have browsed) and incorporated a dynamic scroll down, so the reader can just scroll through the one page panels, then it would be less distracting for the reader and he would be better able to focus on the comic.
Posted by: ACT-I-VATRIX ...
12:03pm / Oct 13, 2009
Firstly, thanks for your comments. Observations like these are
invaluable towards improving the overall reading experience for
visitors to the site. When we began designing the ACT-I-VATE website,
one of our first questions was, "Flash, or no Flash". As you may
know, webcomics sites like ZUDA employ a Flash based interface that
will resize itself depending on your monitor and browser settings. It
comes with a few drawbacks, though, that left many readers dissatisfied.
We chose to keep ACT-I-VATE as simple as possible for the time being,
and opted for a basic HTML platform. One of the results is that the
artwork will not resize itself to accommodate your individual monitor
and browser settings.
Depending on the specific monitor resolution you've chosen in your
computer's control panels, the artwork in your browser window may
appear large and may be forced off the screen. For example, I have
access to a Mac, a PC, and a laptop. On the Mac and the laptop, the
artwork appears uninterrupted on the center of the screen, no
additional scrolling involved. On the PC, however, it's as you
described. Adjusting for one group of settings throws the image off
when viewed on the others.
Each AIV contributor tries to find some middle ground that works
best, as far as they can tell, for the most people. Since we check
our own work on a variety of platforms, and we don't get a lot of
comments like this, we assume we're doing a good job for the most part.
At this time, it's technically impossible for us to create
programming that will accommodate every combination of computers,
operating systems, various browsers and monitor settings, without
also inheriting a completely different set of problems that would
negatively affect the ACT-I-VATE reading experience in other ways.
We're always hoping to improve our website as technology and finances
allow. Should a comprehensive solution to the concern you bring up
present itself, we would be happy to adopt it immediately.
Posted by: gil
07:00pm / Dec 6, 2011
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05:58am / Oct 31, 2015
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