Hey folks! I’m sure everyone’s noticed by now that MM has been slowly releasing parts of the new website to the public. There’s still a lot of work to do before the whole site is finished, but in the meantime, let’s take a look at what’s new!
THE FRONT PAGE
The new front page is completely different from the old version. Gone is the live feed and the tabbed browsing. Instead, the front page is split into five sequential sections: Artist Spotlight, Trending, Premium, Featured, and Blog Features.
We’ve also made it very easy for you to search for new comics (on all three tiers) by Genre. You suggested this feature, and we listened!
TRENDING, PREMIUM AND FEATURED
These three sections replace the “Manga and Comics” tab on the old site. Trending comics will always be from the member tier and are rotated regularly, but not in the order that they’ve updated. Premium and Featured comics are displayed in the order in which they were last updated.
On the right is a highlighted blog entry written by one of our Premium or Featured artists that we thought was totally cool, insightful, or helpful!
The Dashboard is now where you will find a live feed of updated comics, illustrations, comments, discussions, blogs, and more! We tried to make it as easy as possible to see which comics updated recently so you can keep up to date with your favorites with ease!
To get to your Dashboard, just look for your username in the top-right corner of any page on MM. Right next to your name you’ll see an option to go to your Dashboard.
Taking up the majority of the Dashboard is a complete revamped version of the live feed. By default, the feed displays everything you could possibly want to know about the latest activity on your watch list. That means that activity from any member Profile you Fan will appear here.
At the top of the feed, you will also be notified of any new pages that were uploaded to series that you read. This notification is based on where you last left the series so if you did not finish reading to the latest page, you will see a notification even though there might not have been new pages uploaded.
Notice the filter options on the left? Those give you the ability to customize what you see when you visit your Dashboard. The number below each heading indicates how many activities of that type have occurred since you last visited your dashboard. They disappear when you click on that heading.
COMMENTS AND FANS
On the right side of the Dashboard, you’ll see an overview of your profile. Your profile gives you a quick idea of your stats including how many fans, illustrations, blogs, and mini-store items you have, plus how many fans your manga/comics have, your translations, and your watch list.
Your fan-count is being treated a little differently in this new iteration of the site. Instead of counting how many people have fanned your profile, your fan count includes a cumulative total of every person who’s fanned anything that you’ve posted. In my case, I have 248 different people who have fanned at least one thing that I have posted. This includes the fans from my comics and illustrations as well.
Your watch list only lists the amount of user profiles you’ve fanned and does not include any other numbers from illustrations or comics.
Now you’ll notice that next to Fans and Comments there’s a small number. That number represents how many fans or comments you’ve received since your last visit. To view them, you can click on the number or the heading (fans or comments).
Here I have the option to to do a few things. Since I am not currently a fan of BakaGundam, I’m given the open to fan their profile by clicking Add to Favorite. I can also leave a comment on their profile by clicking Reply.
Something important to note about comments and fans is that you have to dismiss each item if you don’t want it to appear on your Dashboard. This way, you can dismiss certain notifications and leave others to check out later. There’s also a handy little Dismiss All button so you don’t have to dismiss each item individually.
ADDING AND EDITING CONTENT
To make a new Comic, Illustration, Mini-Store item, Blog, or Translation, you need only to look at the top of your Dashboard. For the time being, you can only update an already existing comic by visiting the comic’s profile page.
If you have any questions about the new layout or want to leave any feedback for the MM team, leave us a comment! We’d love to hear from you!