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Navigation, the Color Blue, and New Sites

Thank you to everyone who has e-mailed with kind words about the Saturday-only sci-fi storyline: Most of you seem to be enjoying it, and that means the world to me.

Regarding that strip: I wanted to address some concerns that are repeated across dozens of e-mails, if that’s OK:

– First off: Lots of you have asked if there could be specific navigation on the site just for these sci-fi strips. This is a great idea, but it’s trickier than it sounds, based on the way this site is structured.

– Secondly, a lot of you have written in either loving the blue or disliking the blue…mainly for reasons of screen legibility. Legibility is a fair concern: Especially on older laptops with (fading) screens, or older eyeballs with (fading) vision, blues can be tricky. Personally, I love the *idea* of the blue, and am still tinkering with a finding a blue that’ll give me a great variegation of tones, and yet still allow for sharp, 1-color printing in the (eventual) book.

– Thirdly, I have a longer-term goal of developing a second site solely for this sci-fi strip, where it will appear once a week like the marvelous strip Charles Christopher. But, two things are conspiring against me at the moment, before I can build the site. 1.) A title. Clearing a strip title through both the USPTO and a (concise) URL is proving to be tricky (as I remember well from my Mattel days). 2.) Time. I have a few things on my plate before I have time to design a new site. The spirit is willing, but the calendar is weak.

So! The short answers are: Specific Navigation? Probably not. Blue? Yes, but with modifications. New Site? Yes, but no time soon.

In the meantime, thanks again for the feedback on the new strip! I really appreciate it!