Hey folks, we were all talking here
about how it'd be nifty if Sluggy had a search function. Problem is, someone would have to transcribe all 10 years of Sluggy into a database. That'd take a long time for a single person, so I thought, why not crowdsource it?
And so without asking anyone for approval or anything, I just went ahead and did it.http://www.sluggy.info
EDIT: Finally updated the URL in this post to the current place. I think NiftySearch is shaping up pretty well! As always, please post any questions/comments/complaints/suggestions right here and I'll address them. Happy searching!
Old stuff: And now we have a search in place. It's pretty ugly for now, but that'll be fixed. It searches for every word you type individually, but the more words that show up, the better.
I'll come up with a way that works better later, but for now, it should work just fine. Happy searching!
Also, if someone wants to help me with graphic design, that'd be awesome. CSS would be awesome too. I need to learn that...
It's a very simple setup so far. It randomly chooses a Sluggy comic and asks you to transcribe it into a text box. You can transcribe as many as you want. Some of them may be transcribed already. If so, please check the transcript and make any corrections necessary (or remove vandalism). Soon, once the DB starts to get all nice and populous, I'll add a search function to the site so you can search for your favorite sluggy strips yourself! Won't that be great?
If you want to see the code so you can make it much prettier and better, please e-mail me at email@example.com
and I'll send you a copy.
Unless your e-mail ends up caught in my spam filter. If it does, I apologize.