Zip and Li’l Bit 2.0

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

I’ve discovered that the greatest feature of this re-designed site is one that no one will ever see, so I thought I’d mention it.

A little over a year ago I posted my first pages of The Upside-Down Me online. I had never done a webcomic, nor did I know anyone who had. I designed the site how I thought it should look and included the features I thought it needed, then asked a friend of mine to code it for me. We didn’t think about automating anything, so to update the site with new pages I would have to grab a file from my server, replace some code, then upload the file with the new images onto the server. This worked fine unless I wanted to go away for the weekend or had a late night out with my friends when I was supposed to be posting a new page, then it was awful.

That was then.

One of the best things that’s happened since I started Zip and Li’l Bit is that I’ve met a whole lot of people, so when putting the site together this time, I could rely on the experience of others. Thanks to the power of my man, Tyler Martin, and ComicPress my site is now automated, which means I can post the pages whenever I want to, put a time and date on it, and forget about it. That’s what I’ve done for this comic you’re reading now. When it posts, I will probably be sitting on the couch watching “House” or something. Ah, the benefits of freedom.