The new GoComics.com launched on 20th May and Uclick reports that they have already seen a dramatic increase in time spent on the site and the number of new registered users.
"This is far beyond a superficial makeover," said Uclick CEO Douglas Edwards. "We're defining a visual language for the presentation of comics, gag panels, and other graphic storytelling on the web. The idea is to make it easier for users to find the comics they want, save them, organize them and share them with friends. It's clear from the increased number of registrations and the feedback we're getting that comic consumers are very happy with the results."
Both new visitors to the site and returning users will find a wide array of new tools at their disposal.
The powerful new search tool brings users to a results page with matching words or phrases from all areas of the site, including titles, descriptions, creators and tags.
Users will also find it easier to navigate throughout the site, whether it's from one title to another or while browsing the archives of their favorite comics and cartoons. Links to the A-to-Z lists and most popular comic strips and editorials are featured on every page, making the entire catalog of GoComics titles no more than a click away.
"A few decades ago," said Edwards, "people would clip comics out of the newspaper and hang them on the fridge. It was a simple way to enjoy a comic again and again and a fun way to share a laugh with friends. In that sense, comics have always been something to be enjoyed, saved and shared. We've taken those core pleasures of the comics experience and applied them to our site design.
"We're very proud of the work we've done to improve the GoComics experience for readers and creators. The new GoComics.com is a leap forward for online comics presentation. But stay tuned; we have much bigger plans that will give creators and their loyal fans much to talk about."
• GoComics site: www.gocomics.com