Friday, January 25, 2008

Free Stuff Maybe We Can Use

I just wanted to post a few FREE tools that have come up recently, since they might be of use to hard-working (penny-pinching) comics creators:

  • http://bananalbum.com/ = A graphics portfolio tool currently in vogue with the Cowboy Orange gang. It gives a lovely smooth presentation of your graphics, but is it searchable by other sites?
  • http://www.digication.com/ = Online portfolios, mostly used by art schools and for some other educational applications. Potentially good for clear, simple, easily navigable graphical presentations.
  • http://www.google.com/analytics/ = This is some really cool site traffic software! You sign up, add some code to your site's pages, then sit back and watch your visitors crawl around... They'll also help you set "goal" pages that you want to make sure people tend to visit. Intriguing for the online promotion biz! (Alec Longstreth blogged it recently, so you know it's the real thing.)
  • http://www.google.com/calendar/ = I just have to mention this, too. Colin's right. It's awesome.

I'm interested in these sorts of tools, because they could be really useful for community groups and schools and kids who want to promote and publish their grassroots comics efforts.

What are some other tools out there that we should know about?

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2 Comments:

Blogger Colin Tedford said...

Yes indeed, our very own Trees & Hills Calendar (which will be moving out of the shadows and onto the front page when we redesign) uses Google Calendar.

There are some other handy tools on our Resources page - internet-type stuff is towards the bottom. I'll add these items Marek has shared during the redesign.

The Trees & Hills Blogwatch uses Google Reader, for those who may wonder.

11:15 PM  
Blogger Marek Bennett said...

I DID indeed wonder about that. It's a good trick. Thanks.

11:40 PM  

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