I read a lot of comics on my computer these days, and over the last 4-6 years I’ve tried just about every comic reader the InterWebs has to offer. I’m proud to say that the ComicMix comic book reader was already one of the best out there when I joined the team (in fact, it was one of the items in my “Pro” list when I evaluated the site prior to meeting with Brian for the first time). With the new upgrades to the reader, I’m thrilled to say that ComicMix has the best online comic reader you’re going to find anywhere.
(Trust me: If I didn’t think so highly of it, I wouldn’t ramble on this much about it. I’d mention it, post a link and move on. That’s how I am.)
Apparently, I’m not the only one who thinks so highly of it, either. When we quietly upgraded it last week, I heard from quite a few readers within the first 24 hours of the transition. I’m happy to say that they all loved it.
Of course, that means I’m even more excited about what’s coming next for ComicMix… but that’s best left for attentive readers to deduce.
Here’s what Brian had to say about the new Online Comic Book Reader over on his own site:
We made the layout something way more useable thanks to input from our creators, our readers and some of the best designers I know — including some big suggestions from Mike Propst last year. I posted over on ComicMix today about the millions of new ways to navigate from page to page and many of the other improved reader features. And that’s just our online reader.
I know what you’re all thinking: “But how can you make a comic book reader application that doesn’t make me fill out a registration form or download and install software or force me to learn yet another slow-loading Flash interface?”
That’s easy. We respect our audience. We read these comics too.
Here’s where to go to read all about the new ComicMix Online Comic Book Reader 2.0 at ComicMix.
And since I don’t think Brian will mind me poaching these images from him, here’s a quick before-and-after comparison of the reader: