One of the areas of the site that will vastly improve is the download section. Right now, there is a straight forward download in place. In the new Manga Tutorials, other features will be added such as the ability to favorite the link, receive notices when it is updated, and even rate and comment on it. You must be a member, though, to do all of those extra abilities. Previews of the download will also be present and on my end, I will get to see which tutorials are popular with visitors along with some other statistics.
Speaking of popularity, I have always wanted to implement a Top 10 Tutorials chart in the main page to view what tutorials people are the most interested in. Older Manga Tutorials members may remember the days of when I featured certain drawing books and even listed contests. I would like to bring those back along with possibly spotlighting certain tutorials as well. Another chart that was suggested to me was to feature professional artists on a monthly basis which I think is an excellent idea. As artists, we tend to be inspired by our surroundings and that includes looking at other artists’ works.
It sounds like I will be bombarding you with charts and features but not to worry, everything will be nicely laid out. Next time, I’ll talk about the blogging aspects. Till then!