Years ago I set out on a journey to create the most amazing platform / community / portfolio website for manga artists and fans... and now it's in public beta
Yes, after more than 1000 (I shit you not!) development hours the MangaDojo
is finally ready for the public, so go ahead and check it out!
If you have a manga of your own, MangaDojo might be the best home for it. Why you ask? Here's why:
- First of all, it boasts a drop-dead gorgeous, minimalistic interface that compliments the art content, rather than distracting from it
- Viewing manga is a joy thanks to a super-modern page viewer that works entirely (!) without page reloads
- Adding your content is pure win, since you can add dozens of pages at the same time. Just name your files in a logical manner (i.e.: page_1) and they'll be titled automatically (= Page 1)
- You're not limited to images - you can also add text and video content (even downloadable archives), which means you can create truly multi-medial manga, art galleries, tutorials, critiques, articles... It's up to your imagination!
- A drag & drop layout builder helps you to quickly order your pages and also to lay them out in unique ways
- You can control the visibility of your manga and also add guests and coworkers. This way, you can work in a team or on private commissions without the need for emails or pm's
And this is just the beginning... But fear not; Despite being packed full with useful features, MangaDojo is not complicated. I've put a lot of thought into making it user-friendly and straightforward.
There's only one linear process for content submission (Manga > Chapter > Page), but it's extremely flexible and customizable.
This means you don't have to write HTML & CSS at all, but you still get a great deal of say in how your work is displayed.
But the MangaDojo isn't just about reading manga, sharing your work and connecting with like minded people - it also aims to provide content creators with a variety of tools to earn money with their work, whether it's by getting commissions (you get a dedicated commission page), by directly prizing your manga chapters or by receiving donations.
A system is in the works to facilitate micro-donations, which means that you will be able to monetize ALL your content (including comments and critiques).
It's called Ryo & Karma and is designed to reward generosity and set incentives to create high-quality content.
So yeah, some of the most important features are still yet to come, but this is where you come in - MangaDojo needs your great content to grow and thrive! So go ahead and join and tell all your peeps!
Read more about the features here
and register here