Jacque wrote: lynkyn wrote: Menacing Spike wrote:
Don't hotlink to the comic, that's being a dick.
Just make a script to imgur the frontpage comic now and then. ("if previous http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/*.png
is not found on the page then search for a new png, host it, update link").
What's wrong with direct linking? I'm the only one who will load it, it's not like it will bring down the server.
Now, by 'homepage' do you mean your website homepage, or do you mean a custom page that you're using as the first page your browser loads on new window/tab?
First page my browser loads :P. Between the following, I see nothing wrong with this:
1. He makes all comics direct-linkable specifically so people can hotlink them, it'd just be more convenient to see the newest one, rather than one in specific.
2. If I could set xkcd.com as my homepage either way, a hotlink to the image would use equal or less bandwidth.