My friend and I built our website together way back in college. It is just a short, web comic series, but since those days of living off of ramen, coffee and insomnia, the site has really taken off. We get scores of emails daily asking for free discussions forums where people can chat and post about the comic.
However, while we knew a fair amount about web design having taught ourselves, we knew nothing about online forum software or anything of that vein. In fact, we really did not even know what the benefits of having online forum software were.
So, we did some digging into what forums were online, and found that we were total fools for not having forums before.
Using online forum software, we created a platform that let our readers discuss what they liked, what they disliked, and generally hel (more…)