- Comic Vineyard Online: render your list online without installing anything.
- My Comic Vineyard: an example of the current output, using my Comic Vine list.
There are still a few things that aren't exactly right. For example, if your Comic Vine list is over 50 volumes, Comic Vineyard will only process the first 50 (this is top priority for the 1.1 release scheduled for next Monday). Similarly, Comic Vineyard was designed so that the output is entirely customizable... but, due to time constraints, there's currently only one theme available. This is where you can help out: give me your suggestions for theme displays, tweaks, features, approaches, etc., and I'll see about getting them done. If you have any general features you'd like, not necessarily display related, don't hesitate to also wax poetic about them.
One of the "odder" things about Comic Vineyard, I suppose, is that it was written as an "as needed" utility as opposed to an "always on" program. This fits my particular needs, but it does mean that it's "slower" than one might expect: every time you run it, it needs to grab data about your comic books from Comic Vine. The rendered output is bookmarkable (like this one) so that you only have to run Comic Vineyard when your collection changes. This reduces the load and bandwidth both on my server and Comic Vine's server, but "forces" you to watch a little progress bar whenever you update your list. My current belief is that most people only update their list once or twice a week, and the "cost" of a "slow" render is acceptable. What about you though? Is the slowness of rendering a large collection a problem?
Anyways: Comic Vineyard v1.0 is now available. More next week.