Thanks for all of the feedback folks, a lot of good suggestions were given too Just want to point out that during the week (Prob until Saturday) I'll be taking note of all the suggestions in this thread and compiling a list of stuff to work on for the next month or two.
thoughts? concerns? preference?
am I cool yet?
hand traced for that unique line
These are nice, but imo we could probably use a new design altogether. Maybe you could just try the forum name using a different font?
Another suggestion I have in general would be a new icon as well, like maybe a flattened version of the uglypuff logo? All that could be part of a forum art contest as well. It would be a good way to get the community involved with the reader.
looks great (maybe too phone-y but it's fine)
"What do you all think of the reader so far?"
it giggles a lot
for test purposes, can a serie have 2 chapters? to see how it works when the reader moves from the end of a chapter to the start of the next chapter?
reader: having an [end] page, once the last page of the past chapter is reached could be handy, since it feels a bit odd clicking and not seeing anything moving once you're on the last page
recent updates & popular mangas: showing more titles into the same space would be good, my screen is currently 1366x768 (laptop) and i can see only 4 titles in the whole page, if the serie covers were smaller more would be visible in a single page
if for example the covers were half their current size, 16 titles could fit into a single page, 2 rows of 8 titles each
search form: adding the ability to "exclude" genres would be good too (but it would need a rework of the search logic :u)
awesome news anyway, i was about to like the first post twice
Right right, will most def take note of the bolded, great suggestions/observations. As for the blue hmmm I see where you're coming from, but making the titles smaller would make the cover pages a bit harder to see (You know when the image is scaled down to fit, it affect quality) plus having too may titles on the page could make things a bit too cluttered. So I thought that having 8 items at most for each section was good middle ground. But I'll take what you said into consideration.
And haha glad you liked it sir, feel free to post up any other ideas/criticisms you have
search form: keeping the author and the artist split may create confusion, it would look simpler if there was a single text box for both
and eventually, highlight on the results if the searched person was an artist or the story author for that manga
second this, and also maybe a ranking based on views, but it would need to keep track of the number of times a manga was read first
agree, many sites have now the Discuss integration, but a link to the forum would be more fit in our case (or nothing at all, there is already a link to the forum at the top, no need to force people)
what about manwha and japanese web comics?
Search form: Hm would it? I mean most manga sites usually have artists and authors separate anyway, seeing that the artist and author aren't always the same person. But I see where you're coming from, I guess having one field that accept either the author or artist name would come in handy for folks that might just know the name, but not if the name refers to the artist or author. Good idea, will def consider this as well.
As for the search results, those are good suggestions, especially when it comes to displaying the relevant search terms in the search results. Not sure if I'd need to specify the search terms again though, they would be visible in the form already when you do the search. (The categories would still be checked off, the text would still be in the text fields and so on)
Let me start by giving you a big props, you killed it. Btw i coudnt help but notice the 5 stars rating, For the future are you gonna be the one to rate everything ? Or is there gonna be an option for us to rate them.
For the actual reader would it be possible to have an option that lets me use the arrow keys to go to the next or previous page ?
Some more taggs can be added as well the more tagg the better the search things like :
thats about it i dont have anything else to add.
Regarding the bolded yes I will add in all of the standard key bindings for navigation buttons and search buttons (arrows for the nav arrows and pressing enter for the action buttons)
As for the tags, well if you look in the search form there is already a field for Complete/Ongoing mangas it's right next to the release year field (it's "Any Status" by default)
Sure I'll throw in the other categories. Noted.
And it's alright, thanks for your input
@ArSoNiSt JoE - Are you planning an app for this (much further in the future) or keeping it strictly mobile? Just curious.
I would be up to doing an app for sure, be it a manga reader app or just an app to notify you of chapter updates and takes you to the site. It's definitely something I was considering, but I'd rather see how the website turns out first before I even begin to design the app. And then there's the need for Greg's blessing as well