With Red Light Properties‘ online presentation, I tried to bring something new to webcomics in the form of what I call “clickthrough panels.” Given months of feedback, this technique works great for people with high bandwidth on certain browsers but no-so-hot for others. Being the nurturing kind that I am, I want everyone to be smiling as they smoke the story down to its filter.
So with months of hands-on brainstorming with Tor.com and the mindless drudgery of continued re-exporting of all-this-work-I’ve-already-goddamn-done, we’re implementing a number of improvements to Red Light Properties’ reading experience over the coming weeks to make it work better for everyone as the story begins to slide towards the concluding chapter in mid-September.
First up, and live now, is our new INDEX PAGE, which breaks down the series into its chapters. Having the player only cache chapters instead of the entire novel to date both significantly drops loading times (duh, I know) and allows You The Reader to catch up with the story way easier than before.
There are other back-end improvements coming as well, things that should’ve really been built in from the beginning if I was just a little bit smarter. You may not notice them at all, but they’re several little tweaks to slim down file sizes and accelerate our reading experience to “seamless” or even “smooth like butter.”
Of course, I welcome your feedback with this; even the nittiest-of-picks can clue us in to a better holistic webcomics experience.
Let us know what you think in the comments, yes? I go draw now.