Webcomic Managment Software.
April 15, 2005 2:54 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a decent CMS to manage a webcomic.

The successful candidate will be light on size and bandwidth and done up in PHP. It'll get used by technologically inept artists, so it should be easy to use, too.
posted by Count Ziggurat to Technology (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
I'm just tagging this so I don't lose it; I would love to find a way to host my webcomic friends.
posted by SpecialK at 2:56 PM on April 15, 2005


A lot of web comics use normal blogging CMS solutions, such as WordPress. Version 1.5 has a ton more "CMSish" features than 1.2 did. For example, you can easily create static content pages and control a lot of variables for them.

The new theme system is very nice as well.
posted by travis vocino at 2:58 PM on April 15, 2005


Running WordPress for web comics: Adgrunts & Trarr.

I can find some more on request, don't know many off-hand but I know I've seen a lot.
posted by travis vocino at 3:04 PM on April 15, 2005


Echoing the experiences of WordPress -- I've been looking for a slightly different thing but the attractive thing about WordPress is that it really is a 5 minute install so you can test it out easily.

My research
posted by kiwi.es at 3:07 PM on April 15, 2005


(Eyes travis vocino and kiwi.es coldly)
I'm a Textpattern loyalist, myself. Molest me not with your propaganda for the Black and Blue Menace.

(I'm looking for something quite light, I was thinking it was a bit much to install a whole CMS just to run a wee webcomic. And it's gotta be really easy to use.)

posted by Count Ziggurat at 3:26 PM on April 15, 2005


Drupal would be worthwhile to look at, more CMS than blog and certainly a capable blog.
posted by quam at 8:30 PM on April 15, 2005


PHP or static pages are both options with Movable Type, and comics ranging from For Better or For Worse to This Modern World to Chris Bishop's Girl vs. Pig are all using it to pretty good effect. Also of interest might by the comic book legal defense fund, which is on MT as well.
posted by anildash at 12:55 AM on April 16, 2005


PHP or static pages are both options with Movable Type, and comics ranging from For Better or For Worse to This Modern World to Chris Bishop's Girl vs. Pig are all using it to pretty good effect. Also of interest might by the comic book legal defense fund, which is on MT as well.
posted by anildash at 12:55 AM PST on April 16

Not that you're biased or anything.

No, this won't do. We'll go for the DIY option. Thanks anyway.
posted by Count Ziggurat at 7:54 PM on April 16, 2005


I've disclosed that I work for Six Apart many times on AskMeFi, and it's clearly listed on my site. That doesn't mean I can't also say that I think MT's a good choice. I think we're all biased towards the tools we use.
posted by anildash at 12:52 PM on April 17, 2005 [1 favorite]


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