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  • Should I Change This Sweet Format?

    Steven Gettis, who gets sucked into the heavy lifting whenever I do anything with Parkerspace, will say “NO!” but I wanted to pose this question. Since some of you may check my site on a mobile device, which will slowly load all the comics covers at left first, would it help if I went to a blog theme that put the sidebars on the right and allowed the posts to come up first? Or am I overestimating the number of mobilers, and do many of you rely on the RSS feed anyway so it’s not an issue? Please give thoughts in the comments, just in case in the next few months I do decide to spring clean here.

    Emerald City Comicon was excellent, and bigger than ever. I’m about half-fried today, nothing like after a NYCC or San Diego, but more because I still think of ECCC as a quiet little show and it’s not anymore. I signed a whole lotta Agents of Atlas and sold a good deal of Mysterius. The show brings a great crowd, and many of them bought the Monsters and Dames book, maybe the best convention exclusive ever. All artists in it brought their A-game (even me!) and it benefited the Children’s Hospital. I can’t remember anything else now, maybe for the next show I’ll assemble my Tweets and report that way. Like that will be more revelatory somehow.

    Comments

    Comment from David
    Time: April 6, 2009, 3:32 pm

    I rely on the RSS mostly, though I do click through to see art when necessary. I never click through on my mobile. That’s not because of load times, but because there’s often no point in checking the art close up on even the largest of mobile screens. :)

    Comment from Parker
    Time: April 6, 2009, 3:42 pm

    Thanks, Dave!

    Comment from Rick Remender
    Time: April 6, 2009, 5:38 pm

    I like the giant comic line up. Maybe just do it on it’s own page and have this month’s new releases up on the homepage — rickremender.com

    Comment from odessasteps magazine
    Time: April 7, 2009, 5:01 am

    I try not to read the site on my blackberry because of the formatting.

    I just wait until I get home.

    Comment from Toby
    Time: April 7, 2009, 6:12 am

    I would prefer one of the options mentioned (comic line-up on the right, or on a separate page) so I could view this page via blackberry. Yours is one of my favorite comic sites. Thank you!

    Comment from butch
    Time: April 7, 2009, 7:31 pm

    I just go through RSS :)

    Comment from bp
    Time: April 8, 2009, 8:23 am

    rss. though limiting the comics on the left might be nice (help with load times)

    Comment from roc
    Time: April 16, 2009, 9:54 pm

    I’d appreciate it if you made the site more mobile-friendly. I surf alot using my phone during the day or when I’m travelling, and I’d be able to get here a lot more if I could get to the content quicker. I have no idea how to use RSS, so that’s not an option for me.

    Cheers!