Archive for August, 2009

Candorville’s Twitter posts for the week ending 2009-08-09

  • In LA. Hot, incredibly humid day + 10 mile bike ride alongside the exhaust-filled 5 freeway. What can possibly go wrong? #
  • Picking up teenage niece at LAX today. Plan on holding up sign that reads “Cuty-pooty Muffintop” to scar her for life. #
  • Just sent out all the Michael Jackson posters, so if you ordered one you’ll have it early next week. #
  • Just sent out all the Michael Jackson posters so if you ordered one you’ll have it early next week. Http:// #
  • I would never use my platform to exact furious vengeance upon those who wrong me. Funny vengeance, though, is another story. #
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Candorville’s Twitter posts for the week ending 2009-08-16

  • . The Telltale Sign #
  • Spent all evening hunting fruit flies in my apartment, only to find out they don’t make a very satisfying meal. #
  • . The Epiphany, part 1 #
  • This week’s new. Gonna be 1 more vacation week next week. Unavoidable. Serious &$*# going down here, people. You’d understand if I told you. #
  • . The Epiphany, part 2 #
  • . The Epiphany, part 3 #
  • Told cashier at Macy’s I hadn’t bought a new shirt in over a year. She thought it was strange till I reminded her I’m a guy. #
  • . The Epiphany, part 4 #
  • . The Epiphany, part 5 #
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Check out the redesign

I’m old. I realized this about seven or eight months ago when I attempted to update’s design on my own. I’d been designing my own sites since 1995, back when 99% of America would’ve thought “HTML” was a typo. Back when the Media still called the Internet “the information superhighway.” Back when you didn’t have to add numbers after your name to get an email address. First I hand coded the HTML, then I used WYSIWYG editors, then Tyler Martin’s brilliant Comicpress plugin for WordPress. All the while, despite each iteration of the site being less and less dependent on my coding skills (if you could call them that), the design was all mine. But seven or eight months ago I decided to further automate the site and to make it look a certain way, but I just couldn’t figure out how to do what I wanted it to do, or how to make it look how I wanted it to look; even after studying dozens of forum threads where people spelled it out. I realized this must be how my mom felt back in 1982 when I programmed the VCR to record her soaps.

So I enlisted Tyler Martin, the designer of Comicpress, to completely overhaul the look and feel of the site, and to add a subtle bit of automation that’ll make it much easier for you to buy frame-ready prints of your favorite Candorville strips. All you have to do now is click on the yellow “buy a print” button directly below whichever strip you want to buy, and that’ll take you straight to a Paypal checkout page where that strip’s date will be automatically filled in (before, you had to remember the date of the strip, navigate to the store page, type the date into the field and hit the Paypal checkout button).

Tyler and I are still working on the rest of the pages (I have to reformat a lot of info to fit the new page dimensions) and tweaking colors & fonts. I hope you like the new site as much as I do. Tyler did an incredible job.