State of the Eviscerati, August 2012

Submitted by C B Wright on

Here's what's happenning at Chez Eviscerati:

Help Desk: Started a new storyline last week. Comics resume updating tomorrow.

The Points Between: I'm actively writing Chapter 23. I expect to be finished with it some time this week.

Curveball: Issue Two should be out Wednesday.

The site now has Forums which I've started to use to log and track site issues. It's very bare-bones at the moment--only two forum groups at the moment--but if you have suggestions or requests I'll be happy to consider them. At the moment you need an account to create new posts but I believe you can respond anonymously.

Drupal 7 tweaks and changes: A few issues got resolved this week. A few more still need to be addressed.

The switch to Drupal 7 came with a few issues that forced me to remove a few site features that were popular. Well, specifically, you can only get to the first/previous/next/last pagers in the full comics view by clicking the read more link. Needless to say, pretty much of all of you hate this. The good news is, so do I! I'm trying to fix it. Alas, I haven't figured out how, yet.

The switch to Drupal 7 also messed up the comic character arc and comic storyline links -- when you clicked on the storyline link, for example, you'd be shown the entire storyline, but with the most recent comic first... which sort of makes the feature pointless. Thankfully, I have fixed this and is now working as intended.

The site breadcrumb (the trail of links just under the header) isn't working at all. I liked it in D6 because I thought it made navigation easier, but it's doing very strange things now. I'm probably going to disable it for a while and see if it makes any difference.

People who had Chrome or Firefox browsers with the Firebug plugin were getting ridiculous Javascript errors that never went away when they stopped by. This was because of the mp3 player widget I was using--I've switched to a different widget, that seems to have fixed the problem.

People using Internet Explorer 6 and 7 appear to be getting SSL warnings. These warnings are being triggered by parts of the site that use relative links instead of absolute links (for example "/images/picture.png" instead of "https://www.eviscerati.org/images/picture.png"). Some of these links are automatically generated by Drupal, so there's nothing I can do about it other than recommend you upgrade your browser. ;-)

I have also set up an RSS feed specifically for Site News. I didn't bother in the past because I figured nobody would be interested in it, but I did get one request and it was easy to set up. So... done.

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The back and forward arrows

The back and forward arrows are still missing...

True...

... and, as per this very article:

The switch to Drupal 7 came with a few issues that forced me to remove a few site features that were popular. Well, specifically, you can only get to the first/previous/next/last pagers in the full comics view by clicking the read more link. Needless to say, pretty much of all of you hate this. The good news is, so do I! I'm trying to fix it. Alas, I haven't figured out how, yet.

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Writer, former musician, occasional cartoonist, and noted authority on his own opinions.