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Website Design Changes


Hey folks,

I'm Dayvi, I run the Scandinavia and the World website (and write the odd strip). I've recently made some changes to the look of the site. You can comment below if you like.

- The website now has a blue background. This is because not everyone uses f.lux or night mode, and the white can become too much. I went for a light blue, as it goes with the current theme, while not contrasting with the white of the comic.

- Strips are now left aligned (on desktop), giving space on the right for promotions and links to more content (soon). This is not set in stone, so if you don't like it please give feedback. A future goal for the right side is to show off fan art, fact cards, and the upcoming postcards/penpals.

- Shadows, shadows all over the place! A design trend of 2018 is to not use boarder lines and instead use shadows.

- Changed the 'report comment' button to have a little pop out, so people don't press it by accident as much.

- A new links bar has been added, appearing under the main menu on mobile and above it on desktop. This little links bar gives us a place to promote new things more prominently.

Next up for a redesign is the comments section. Avatars will be changed to squares, so that they can flex and fit better on small screens, along with a much better layout. Upvote and downvote buttons will also be instant and not load a whole new page.

Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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1 month ago #9790235        
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I like the changes, except for the smaller comic itself. There should be an option to enlarge it to it's former size.

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1 month ago #9790463        
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Not bad. Some of the colour pallet and shadow/gradient effects remind me somewhat of the Cosmic Panda design, except this site is actually decent to use as well as look at. For most sites I definitely wouldn't appreciate content being moved to make room for ads, but for a webcomic I don't mind it much at all, they're still readable in the slightly smaller size and can just open the images in a new tab for the full resolution. Nice work.

1 month ago #9790185        
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Looks very good but please edit the avatar backgrounds to blue as well


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1 month ago #9790143        
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Website looks good.

1 month ago #9790077        
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I love this new look! Keep up the good work, mate!

1 month ago #9790018        
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@Dayvi Nightmode still doesn't work.

1 month ago #9789985        
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Wait, there’s a night mode?

1 month ago #9789936        
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@Dayvi @dayvi ? It seems the moderator amounts are decreasing. I can be one!


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Dan


1 month ago #9789901        
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Any chance of fixing youtube embeds so they show without disabling tracking protection?

1 month ago #9789882        
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@Dayvi What is the point of the shadows?


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Mixu

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1 month ago #9789865        
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Also what about Humon, doesn´t She rn this Place too atleast.

Mixu

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1 month ago #9789864        
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@Dayvi Otherwise good, but the Shadows and Blue background. people have avatars with white background, so it just seems weird, shadows dont fell SatWish, also the Up/downvote button could be like in old times, separated and green and red.


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1 month ago #9789861        
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I'm blue, da ba dee da ba dai.

I'm sorry. But in all seriousness, I definitely think these are good improvements, especially the report button.

1 month ago #9789860        
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THANK YOU! ALTHOUGH IT IS WIERD...

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