The Royal Comics site has been updated
Published: March 21, 2011 at 4:16:38 PM Modified: April 1, 2011 at 6:44:26 AM
Site update as part of international initiative
The Royal Comics site www.royalcomics.com has been updated to help in internationalization, allowing featured comics to be sold abroad. The site will be published soon in English, serving foreign comics lovers and publishers.
What has been updated?
- The layout has only been modified slightly, because it’s pretty classy already (isn’t it?). There was no reason for a huge redesign, since the order form and invoice layout had been revised recently to conform to the same style as the home page.
- The site structure and text content were edited to allow quick translation into any language. Our goal is to translate almost all site areas, for example the presentations of the comics, characters and authors. The section for authors will be left untranslated because it's intended to serve only domestic comic artists.
- The Publication Outlets section was revamped: it now includes a count of current and former publishers as well as the following information about each publication outlet: country, name, start and end dates of comic publication, the rate of publication and the language of the comic.
- Different language versions of comics are browsable in the section for each title.
- The Comics navigation bar has been redesigned. There is now a compact view where all the extra text and bars have been removed, which facilitates browsing on mobile (and tablet) platforms and allows large-format pages to fit on screen better. The navigation bar also includes an option to select how many strips are displayed on each page.
- The Recommend a comic section has been updated. This section allows comic readers to send a publication suggestion directly to a publisher, for example to the editorial offices of a newspaper if the reader wishes the newspaper would begin publishing a favorite comic strip. When foreign publishers are added to the section later, the number of publishing outlets will increase by tens of thousands, so there was an apparent the need to change the drop-down menu to a keyword search. Currently the system has 1,426 journals from Finland and Norway.
- The data security of the site forms (Recommend, comic tip, feedback form) was improved, for example by adding features to fight spam robots.
- News can be added in English and Finnish.
- Printable test material for the United States market was added to the Publishers section. The section also now has a list of all color profiles we use.