How do you make a site look more “webcomic” than it actually is?
How do we make a good logo and/or splash page look good?
One of the easiest ways is to add a little “web comic” flair to your site, so that visitors can’t tell it’s a comic.
This technique is a little different to the classic “web comics” approach, where you simply “fill” the screen with text and images, but the resulting images will be much more “comic”.
The trick is to use a style that is familiar to webcomics, such as headlines, images, captions and so on.
This article will help you get started with that.
There are plenty of different ways to use CSS to make your site look comic-like, but I’ll highlight two I’ve found most effective, one in-browser, one using a CSS-in-JS plugin, which you can use to get started.
CSS-in toJS plugin: The CSS-In-JS (CJS) plugin can be used to create webcomix, and it works well with most browsers.
To use the plugin, you need to download the latest version of cjs, which can be found at: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Plugins/css-in/latest/cjs/downloads.html .
You’ll need to install the plugin for the plugin to work properly, which is done by right-clicking on the download icon in your Firefox menu bar and choosing “install”.
Once installed, you can open the cjs.ini file in your web browser, and change the “web” to “web comix”, and the “comix” to your desired styles, then click “save”.
This plugin can also be used as a standalone plugin to get a fully functional CSS plugin, but you’ll need it installed for that.
In-Browser: To get started, you first need to open your favourite browser, then navigate to the “CSS-In toJS” plugin folder.
From here, you should see two files: cjsrc.css and cjsjsrc_version.css .
These files contain your CSS code.
Alternatively, if you are using Firefox, you might need to add this line to your style.css file, so you can get the “browser-wide” version of the cJSrc.
The plugin will now load and run automatically when you navigate to a page on your site.
If you’ve used any of the earlier methods to make sites look more comic-esque, this is the one you should go for.