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  Top Web Comics widget refresh!Jun 13, 2016 11:50 PM PDT | url
 
Added 1 new A* page:Top Web Comics has got the bulk of their stuff working again since their big revamp on Friday, so the little TWC voting widgets a little way below the right side of the comic and on the "about" page are back showing the comic's current rank in TWC's big list, based on daily votes by readers. (Thanks for your votes :D)
 
The TWC widget on the comic pages differs from the one on the "about" page in that it is a static image that only updates once per day; I set it up that way because some browsers, like Google Chrome, will flicker each time they load an updated version of the widget. So the rank shown on the comic page TWC widget will not always be as up-to-date as the rank on the "about" page widget, which always shows the comic's current rank.
 
Additionally, since I'm now pulling the daily image of the entire widget from TWC instead of just the comic's numeric rank—they have a function to return a comic's rank number, as text, from a web query, which was very handy for scripting custom stuff, like the text overlay I used to show the daily rank on the widget before, but it seems to be inaccessible by scripts since their big weekend system overhaul—or by my script, anyway : P; because, I say, the comic page TWC widget is now a static image, you *may* have to refresh your browser's view of the comic page before it will realize that the widget image has changed since the previous day and needs re-downloading. Refreshing a page in your browser works differently depending on what you're running on: most browsers have a "Refresh" button or menu item or something, and then there are sometimes keyboard shortcuts; in Windows, for instance, you can press the F5 key to refresh the browser window.
 
 
 
 
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