Kymation wrote:So what would be acceptable? Maybe what Howard Tayler is using? If it doesn't require Howard's income to be able to afford it, anything that is good enough to stand up to the hordes that read his comic must be pretty sturdy. Are there other creators you could ask for recommendations?
-What would be acceptable is something I actually know how to create and use. And right now, that barely only includes HTML.
Howard is an ex-Novell IT guy, and as I recall, coded his own site, and continues to do so today. The Mac Hall
guys, as I recall, wrote their own, the Penny Arcade
guys started out with a handwritten site, but were soon able to afford to pay professionals to update and maintain it, and so on.
There's a LOT of comics out there on ComicPress, and if my host allowed it, there's likely no reason I couldn't migrate over. I still don't know WordPress or Comicpress- I actually tried rezzing up a "blog" with WP years ago, when LiveJournal was fading and personal blogs were gaining popularity. It's not- or wasn't then, anyway- as easy as just plunking the software in and going live. You apparently had to have at least some PHP knowledge, the host had to be configured to accept it, etc. etc.
For people already familiar with that kind of thing, I'm sure it was easy, and is likely even easier today. But the same could be said of machining- personally, I'm very familiar and comfortable with a wide range of machine tools. Plunk a guy who's a whiz at writing his own from-scratch PHP databases in front of a manual mill and tell him to carve a complete 'Cocker body from a blank block, and he's gonna feel as lost as I do at his job.