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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:08 pm 
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So, I have something in the works, POSSIBLY, which I don't want to go into too much detail on yet. Once it's underway, I'd be very into bringing it up here and would likely be interested in some artistic/scholarly contributions from you fine folks if you're interested, but for now, I have some questions because I don't entirely know how to internet.


If I wanted to run a website where I could consistently upload creative material in a way that's attractively viewable to visitors, with the capacity to scroll through any works of sequential art (comics, image series, multi-chapter stories, etc), what would be my best (cheapest/free) option? Basically, I don't know shit about web-hosting, web design, or...basically any combination of the word web, a hyphen, and then a verb.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:07 pm 
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pick up a bag and sit down with Dreamweaver, or notepad if you prefer, for a weekend.

then take Nape's hosting recommendation.

if you're feeling fancy: head over to the Newgrounds forum and start learning Flash. plenty of people there will give you pointers if you ask right.
also check out their art portal for ideas.
http://www.newgrounds.com/art

and user pages:
http://s1eepy.newgrounds.com/

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:16 pm 
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Welp, what you're looking to do is pretty vague, so I'm not too sure what to recommend here :-/

When you say, upload sequential art, what exactly do you mean? Do you want things broken-down by series? Or is your entire site one big, ongoing thing?

Example: a viewer clicks to see your available series ("Dinosaur Droppings", "Strawberries from Hell" etc), and when they click a particular series, see only those pieces?

Or are you looking for more of a tumblr-type thing, where it's just one on-going thing?

My first recommendation would be a Wordpress blog. Basically, arrange it so each piece of art is it's own post. The "series" would be a tag. You'd probably have to remember to state "This is part (x) of (y)" in each post or whatever.

As far as hosting goes, there's no real wrong answer, and it really depends on what, exactly, you need out of it. There's a tradeoff between ease and control.

On the "I want control" end of things, you could always get a cheap VPS. They basically say "Yeah, here's your IP address, here's your password, have fun." It takes some time to setup, but you can do whatever you want. I don't recommend this if you're new to making a website.

Somewhere in the middle of ease vs control is basic web hosting. Something like Godaddy, for example, will get you a LOT of web space for really cheap, and it's extremely easy to start uploading pages. You've got no control over back-end services, like what version of PHP you're running, etc, but that's rarely an issue. They have very handy tools for installing Wordpress, etc really quickly.

On the easy-side of the scale, Wordpress offers webhosting for $99/year, and they make it dead-easy to setup. Ridiculously easy. If you wanna get something up-and-running quickly, this might be the way to go.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:40 pm 
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sounds like you want to use Wordpress galleries

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