Thread TitleSuggestions for manga submission and in general
Date Created12/22/2011 16:12
First of all I want to say, good work with the site so far! despite slow progress I do hope you guys end up making it (:
I have uploaded my manga and here are some small suggestions I've come up with after going through the system:
You could set the chapter upload page to detects file type before rather than after the upload. I waited for a good 15 minutes before the uploader told me I picked the wrong file type after the file upload has completed.
Each chapter view page is not very clear to a new reader. The only thing differentiating each chapter is the title and description in plain text. The cover image remains the same, a huge emphasis was put on the contributor of the manga right next to the cover image rather than the description of the chapter itself. If the description is unclear (like what I have right now) or in another language, I would not have guessed that the little bubble coming out of the author's avatar is the description/synopsis of the manga. Maybe switching the contributor/description positions around and adding "description" as a header to the description would help this.
"Read on PC" sounds very vague, I thought it meant download the story and read it on my computer at first. It's also pretty small and blends right into the page as an unimportant meta link. It would be great if an archive of thumbnails can be generated on the chapter page. It clearly identifies the chapter page as THE place to read that chapter, rather than a place to set chapter settings or something.
Also I'm not sure if I just missed a setting somewhere but I assume you have a right to left/left to right distinction since you have a little help box on the actual pages of the manga showing the reader how to read a manga. Mine is done right to left so the tutorial is misleading and I'm not sure where I can change that, if there is a way to change that at all.
and here are some general suggestions/impressions:
It took me a while to find the forum, and I'm sure since this is a community type site, you might want to highlight it as one of the most important features so maybe instead of putting it within the dropdown of mangareborn, put it on the main menu next to contributors or something.
There is a typo on the manga series creation page (or somewhere down the line from that process) that said "gurranteed"