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Developer Notes

The following is a running list of pertinent updates that have been made to the site.

October 2023

  • Top Reviewers section added in Front Page

August 2023

  • Homepage Revamped!

July 2023

  • Implemented design feature to not have battle poses scroll with the page in Comic Landing.

May 2023

  • News Archive tab added
  • Fixed tag team battle icon issues
  • The New and Improved News page is now LIVE
  • Fixed bug on collab/group banners not showing properly.

March 2023

  • Fixed comic uploader issues.
  • The countdown timer in My Comics now syncs up with the Comic Listing timer.
  • Leaderboards are LIVE!

February 2023

  • Character Poses in Comic Landing now link to their respective Character Profile. Character name is shown on hover
  • Character Biography/About section is now moved under the rankings for better utilization of space.
  • Character Illustration now available for Full View in Image Gallery!
  • Fixed bug not allowing guests to view user names and avatars in comments/reviews.
  • Improved text wrapping in Character Profiles.
  • Markdown text updates to address security issues
  • Clicking on the comic image now leads users to the next page.
  • Behind-the-scenes bug fixes and updates.

January 2023

  • Multi-tournament view page.
  • Implemented backend security updates

December 2022

  • Large Comic Collab functionality
  • Behind-the-scenes bug fixes and updates

November 22, 2022

  • Fixed bug on Character's "Comic Appearances" tab resulting in PHP error.

November 17, 2022

  • Broken Character full media image link bug fixed.

October 19, 2022

  • One step forward and one step back.
  • Bug fixes on Battle Poses not showing the correct images.
  • News page rolled back temporarily.

October 18, 2022

  • MAJOR UPDATE: News Page

September 19, 2022

  • Improved comic voting interface with interactive "stars" voting widget.

September 14, 2022

  • Upcoming Comics sort order modified to show the comic finishing its drawing period first at the top of the list.

September 7, 2022

  • Character ratings implemented and fine-tuned.
  • Characters comic appearances now shown on the characters page.
  • Improvements to vote counting.

August 30, 2022

  • Lingering countdown ticker bug resolved - clocks are now fixed for users that set a timezone other than PST.
  • "My Comics" PHP error resolved.

August 27, 2022

  • Countdown tickers now show the correct time, regardless of the users timezone.
  • Improvements to the Comics Processor.

August 17, 2022

  • Increased page size of Character list to 48.
  • Corrected display of winners list on battle preview.

August 15, 2022

August 14, 2022

  • Back-end improvements to vote tallying on battles.
  • Tournament display improvements for Round 2.
  • Winner and loser pose implementation for battle results.

August 8, 2022

  • Fixed Comic Wizard submit button not working.
  • Users that comic defaulted during the drawing phase can now redeem their comic and add pages in the voting phase.

August 7, 2022

  • Improvements to display of comic reader.
  • Optimizations to comics processing.
  • Changes to comic voting form to account for comics in redemption.

August 4, 2022

  • The only good bug is a dead bug! Back-end bug squashing.

August 2, 2022

  • Fixed bug preventing battle poses from not appearing without a refresh on comic landing pages.

July 31, 2022

July 30, 2022

  • MAJOR FEATURE ADDED: Tournament Battles
  • Default poses are added/displayed for characters with no uploaded pose.
  • Improved comic sorting order.
  • New shiny comic type symbols.
  • Updated Front Page with Inaugural Tournament Event Timer

July 20, 2022

  • Links to Developer Notes, Discord and Twitter added in the Front Page
  • Allow anonymous users to view Comics and Characters
  • Allow Registered Users to create Solo Comics.

July 12, 2022

  •  Allow Registered Users to create and submit characters

July 10, 2022

  • Critiques renamed as Reviews
  • Fixed the bug where older Comments are not getting displayed once it reached over 25 posts.
  • Added Previous/Next buttons to the bottom of the page of the Comic Reader 
  • Added a link back to Comic Landing/Overview page in the Comic Reader
  • Improved character Page profile image resizing logic
  • Automated comic processing bug fixes (ongoing)

July 1, 2022

  • Improved word count logic for critiques.
  • Comments are now sorted newest to oldest.
  • Adjustments to comics sort order.
  • Comic Reader page navigation now scrolls to top on each page change.
  • Improved grid layout of /characters page.

June 27, 2022

  • Implemented a word counter to the comics voting & critique form.

June 19, 2022

  • Comics (/comics) overview page now has tabs for Current, Upcoming and Completed comics.
  • Fixed permissions so authenticated users can comment, vote and critique characters and only beta testers can create characters and comics.
  • Corrected display dates of when a comic is drawing, being voted on, or completed.

June 16, 2022

  • Broken "Edit Profile" link fixed.

June 15, 2022

  • Added "Log Out" and "Edit Profile" buttons in User Account menu.
  • Improved styling of Character creation and editing form.

June 9, 2022

  • Add time remaining ticker to comic landing page.
  • Add image dimension restrictions to comic banner field.
  • Improvements to creating and editing Properties & Color Swatches in the Character create/edit form.
  • Small visual improvements.

June 8, 2022

The road to closed beta has been long and full of updates - to many to list. But jumping forward a bit; the most recent updates are as follows:

  • Comic Reader link’s path hidden and link disabled during drawing phase.
  • Users can no longer vote for comics they’re involved in.
  • Users can’t edit comics once voting has started or after comic has been completed.
  • Enabled commenting on comic during drawing phase.
  • Prevented voting for a comic during any phase other than the voting phase.
  • Fixed bug that prevented solo comics from going to drawing phase on creation.
  • Implemented CDN.
  • Visual styling improvements.

April 5, 2022

  • Removed ability for users to delete their characters after they've been made active.

April 3, 2022

  • Patched known bug with GD Image Library - will require broken images to be re-uploaded.
  • Corrected solo comic creation bug in Comic Wizard.

March 31, 2022

  • Corrected broken styling on Comics Wizard.
  • Temporarily disabled creating battle and collab comic types in Comic Wizard.
  • NOTE: Comics Wizard is currently broken. A fix is in-progress.

March 27, 2022

  • Fixed font color and input styling of email field on forms.
  • Adjusted styling of forms.
  • Added favicon.
  • Character's main image correctly centers based on focal point.
  • Drupal security and module updates.