Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Dear Comic Art Fan,

As you'll notice, we've removed the Classifieds and the Dealer For sale sections from the overall site search. This was done for many reasons:

1 - To streamline the page. The Search Result page is hit more than any other page on the site, even more than the page that loads the detail image of a piece of comic art. Because of this we felt it helped keep the page more focused.
2 - The Search page is many visitor's first experience with CAF because our search is indexed by many search engines. Therefore keeping the page focused on browsing comic art in Galleries is important.
3 - Including all those results on one page does hit the server fairly hard, so keeping Gallery Results, Classified Results, and Dealer Results limited to their own pages keeps the site and database server working at an optimum speed.

Because of these changes we have made additional updates and enhancements to the search page.

1 - We've done away with the forward and back buttons, and provided a more user friendly system of paging. Now you can see how many pages of results there are, which page you are on, and we give you different ways to jump to a specific results page.
2 - We now allow you to display 18, 36, or 54 results per page. I know this has been a big request item for a long while.
3 - We've added in a "Looking to Buy?" bracket which shows the number of results in our Classifieds and Dealer For Sale sections, and gives you a link to jump to those sections.

One additional cool feature we've added is in the advanced search box you can now filter the results by "Most Views" versus by Date or by Title. Now you can see things like which "Jack Kirby Thor" page has the most views, and so on. Or just search on a Character or Title. To me this is the best feature added to the page, and should get a lot of use.

On the Classified search page we've finally added the thumbnails so that page is much easier to locate what you're looking for as well.

Feel free to use the Contact Form on CAF to make suggestions.

Thanks,

Bill Cox
CAF Proprietor & Editor-in-Chief

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1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I live in Rome, Italy and I'm a collector of several different things: old books, comic books, drawings, original comic art, etc. I'm also a dealer in original comic art and children's books since 1999.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

Car Crash by Jacovitti.

3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?

Since 1990s: I started just because I love old comics, and what's better for a comic book collector than to own the original page of a comic you loved?

4. How do you display/store your collection at home?

Mostly framed on the walls, but some are stored in drawers and in albums

5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?

A Peanuts strip, a Little Nemo page, a Felix page from the early 1930s, a Mickey Mouse strip of 1945-1949, a sunday page of Flash Gordon.

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