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by ShadowCaster
Thu Oct 21, 2004 1:36 pm
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: Ala tarquin Click auto-scroll interface in HTML
Replies: 22
Views: 22839

Shadow - it sounds like what you've come up with is pretty much it's own thing, so feel free to spread it around without my say so. If you do want to credit me, just a simple link to a tarquin comic on e-merl would be fine (and flattering). Thanks, I'll put the links in the documentation page and a...
by ShadowCaster
Sat Oct 16, 2004 6:14 pm
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: packaging a discussion in comic form
Replies: 22
Views: 21363

There is, if enough artists agree on a precise and not too complex interface, I'll probably supply it.
by ShadowCaster
Sat Oct 16, 2004 10:51 am
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: Ala acrobat reader page drag interface in HTML
Replies: 7
Views: 9102

I know it's a bit confusing but there is now three scripts : Click to scroll : it's the one you have, and it's a finished working subset of javascript tarquin engine. javascript tarquin engine : supports evry functionnality of orginal tarquin engine except zooming. Still under developpement to impro...
by ShadowCaster
Fri Oct 15, 2004 1:31 pm
Forum: Morning Improv
Topic: "Infinite Canvas" Application
Replies: 20
Views: 26165

I think both readers and writers should feel in control. With classic comics, the writer controls the shape of pannels, somehow controlling the relative time feeling that give the pannels. The reader reads at his own rythm and can stop or speed up if he wants and so has control over real time readin...
by ShadowCaster
Fri Oct 15, 2004 5:37 am
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: Ala acrobat reader page drag interface in HTML
Replies: 7
Views: 9102

Coded, but the reading experience felt awfull to me : for long vertical scrolling, you get the feeling that the web page is made of a way too big paper sheet that you have to drag along by physically moving the mouse, drag the damn sheet, then drop it, move over the damn sheet, and redo. Reading bec...
by ShadowCaster
Thu Oct 14, 2004 10:51 am
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: Ala acrobat reader page drag interface in HTML
Replies: 7
Views: 9102

Ala acrobat reader page drag interface in HTML

In acrobat reader, when viewing a page with a zoom making it bigger than the screen, you can drag the page to read it.
A web page containing a big webcomic is in a way a rectangular page bigger than the screen.
I could program the same dragging interface.
Do you think this would be user friendly ?
by ShadowCaster
Tue Oct 12, 2004 2:45 am
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: Ala tarquin Click auto-scroll interface in HTML
Replies: 22
Views: 22839

BuckBeaver wrote:I just noticed that it doesn't seem to work in the latest version of Firefox
Damn, what version of Firefox is it not working on ?
It was supposed to work with safari and firefox too :( , what happens, error messages ? no scrolling ?
by ShadowCaster
Mon Oct 11, 2004 2:20 am
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: Ala tarquin Click auto-scroll interface in HTML
Replies: 22
Views: 22839

While it's certainly inspired by Merlin's work it's not the same thing. Just my opinion. I agree that the click scroll is not the same as tarquin, but now I've added pannel handling (by adding an id starting with "pannel_" to an image tag, clicks to that image make the scrolling center to the image...
by ShadowCaster
Thu Oct 07, 2004 7:30 am
Forum: Webcomics: COMMERCE
Topic: Long tail marketing...
Replies: 1
Views: 5610

Thanks for the link, now I understand Long tail buisness much better.
By offering fair pricing, ease of use, and consistent quality, you can compete with free.
by ShadowCaster
Thu Oct 07, 2004 3:08 am
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: Ala tarquin Click auto-scroll interface in HTML
Replies: 22
Views: 22839

copy the script in the same directory than your HTML file. In your HTML file, in the head part (beetween <head> and </head>) add <script language="javascript" src="click_to_scroll2.4.js"></script> and when opening the HTML page, you can scoll to any point on the page by clicking on it. I don't remem...
by ShadowCaster
Wed Oct 06, 2004 4:00 am
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: Ala tarquin Click auto-scroll interface in HTML
Replies: 22
Views: 22839

I just tried out the script, and it's very interesting. I'm not sure if "Blip" is the best place for it, because it's sort of meant to be read and scrolled at right angles, but I think it would be really interesting to try something diagonal as you mentioned. Thank you for sharing this with me. :-)...
by ShadowCaster
Tue Oct 05, 2004 7:34 pm
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: Ala tarquin Click auto-scroll interface in HTML
Replies: 22
Views: 22839

I'm intrigued by the idea because, prior to hearing this, I haven't really seen any non-Flash scrolling/navigation alternatives (maybe I just haven't been looking hard enough?) I've searched for it a lot before coding it myself. Problem is that screen/mouse coordinates and scrolling coordinates are...
by ShadowCaster
Tue Oct 05, 2004 4:14 am
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: Ala tarquin Click auto-scroll interface in HTML
Replies: 22
Views: 22839

Hi Tyler Sticka, welcome to the forum. I'm glad you're interessed since Blip and Merlin's tarquin engine are the two things that gave me the idea of developping the script. I'm mailing the 2nd version to you and buckbeaver. Please don't put it online yet but I'd love feedback. Note : since the scree...
by ShadowCaster
Mon Oct 04, 2004 2:20 am
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: Ala tarquin Click auto-scroll interface in HTML
Replies: 22
Views: 22839

That would be OK with me, but I'm still waiting for Merlin to tell me how I can give credit to him before releasing the script.
If you want to test it and give feedback, and are OK not to use it online as long as Merlin doesn't respond, I can mail you the script. (3KB)
by ShadowCaster
Thu Sep 30, 2004 3:32 am
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: Why do comics?
Replies: 7
Views: 9112

I agree with Neil that it's a way to communicate, but it's only natural to people who trained themselves to think with images. I'm personally not, so I'm more inclined to express myself in writing. I think most art expressions are ways to try to share some of what the artist is. Fuzzy visual feeling...
by ShadowCaster
Thu Sep 16, 2004 9:16 am
Forum: Morning Improv
Topic: Mimi's last coffee
Replies: 159
Views: 196271

- I made an HTML web page in Scott's <table> style so that people without flash can read Mimi's last coffe. - Made another with CSS positionning that looks equivalent to the first, but with images downloaded in the order of their Pannel distance from the first pannel. This way readers are able able ...
by ShadowCaster
Thu Sep 09, 2004 1:34 pm
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: Ala tarquin Click auto-scroll interface in HTML
Replies: 22
Views: 22839

Yep, so if it's OK with you, I'll use it for the Horizontal only scrolling demo. The best advantage of the script is the ability to scroll diagonnaly by simply clicking on the page. Do you know if anyone actually used Scott's staircase comic idea? The script would be perfect for reading it. The Blip...
by ShadowCaster
Thu Sep 09, 2004 10:35 am
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: Ala tarquin Click auto-scroll interface in HTML
Replies: 22
Views: 22839

The script is working !!! thanks to the http://www.quirksmode.org/ and http://www.howtocreate.co.uk ressoureces, I finally got a cross plattfom way to handle clicks, mouse coordinates (an ugly mess) and window scrolling. As intended the result is very tarquin like (without pannel specification and z...
by ShadowCaster
Thu Sep 09, 2004 6:01 am
Forum: Hype!
Topic: horror comic
Replies: 13
Views: 7311

thanks for pointing, molgrev, I assumed page 88 was the last online.
by ShadowCaster
Wed Sep 08, 2004 5:53 am
Forum: Hype!
Topic: horror comic
Replies: 13
Views: 7311

It didn't really work on Oshidory and Mermaid so on Ballad I printed the text bigger. I also noticed that reading the pages does brake the mood but I do want to publish as a graphic novel, a format that will suit it much better and, not dealing with jpg compression, easier to read. I will try playi...
by ShadowCaster
Mon Sep 06, 2004 11:04 am
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: Ala tarquin Click auto-scroll interface in HTML
Replies: 22
Views: 22839

Ala tarquin Click auto-scroll interface in HTML

Just a thought : I could write a javascript designed to be simply included in already existing HTML webcomic. It would catch clicks on the document an smoothly scroll to the clicked point (like 20% of the remaining distance evry half second for a nice Rush and slow "Ala tarquin" effect + contant pan...
by ShadowCaster
Mon Sep 06, 2004 2:49 am
Forum: Forum Forum
Topic: spam
Replies: 1
Views: 8405

spam

http://www.zwol.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=11065#11065
looks like spam
Just curious, how do you post special characters like this in a forum ?
by ShadowCaster
Thu Sep 02, 2004 4:15 am
Forum: Hype!
Topic: not a comic(?)
Replies: 3
Views: 2788

I agree with William. And there's a strong SCUMM influence in it. The main difference is the "choose your branch" interface that makes it more like a "choose your own adventure book" than a SCUMM game where parallel scenario lines can be advanced independently, giving a greater feeling of freedom to...
by ShadowCaster
Wed Sep 01, 2004 8:40 am
Forum: Hype!
Topic: Crilley's Getting Started...
Replies: 14
Views: 7327

If you're worried about png file size, remember to reencode them with a tool like pngout just before uploading: the resulting image is smaller (in KB) and a pixel perfect copy of the original png. For example, getting_started_1_2.png 337 KB-> 267 KB getting_started_1_3.png 253 KB-> 196 KB BTW I can ...