Caching

April 12, 2017 by Tim

We’ve noticed a number of users stating they’re experiencing what we believe to be a caching issue, where they visit the front page at cad-comic.com, yet “Barrel Awareness” from April 5th is always showing as the latest comic on the front page instead of the newer comics.

My guys have made some changes to the way caching works, but if you’re still experiencing this issue you may have an old local cache that needs to be cleared. Try refreshing, or Ctrl+F5 for a cache refresh and see if that remedies the issue.


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Keith
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Keith

That does the trick 🙂 Thanks!

MBraedley
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MBraedley

Separate issue: the buttons above and below the comic aren’t pointing at the correct links on the front page (permalinked comics look fine).

JLeroyer
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JLeroyer

Had the issue for some time, thought there were no new comics. All fixed now.
Just noticed however that on the page cad-coming.com/caching/ if I click on the Last button then it brings me to the same page (this one) and not the latest comic.

Nathan Reitz
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Nathan Reitz

Ha, my work is literally dealing with this exact issue. It’s been difficult to narrow down because not every user has the problem, and not all the time. I’ve been writing little snippits to attempt to prevent it, so I hope it works as well as yours seem to.

For your information, Mac users should use Mac/Apple: Apple + R or command + R
If someone is actually using Opera, Ctrl-F5 does not work. Hold down the Shift key and click the refresh button in order to do it.

mjc
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mjc

Whatever they did must have worked, I was immediately shown the new comic today without having to do anything.

itsid
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itsid

*sigh* Caching isn’t even the worst ATM… your guys as you called them, have widened the right side container since a few days ago.. Now in order to see the comic I need to scroll down a fair bit and yes, that means this thing runs in a “low” res monitor (1280) frankly, your guys make this website a real pain to use! Sure sure in chrome on 1920 it’s alright (still crappy code though) but when not on chromium based eninges it starts to suck. tell them to learn about the w3c validator to at least reduce the error… Read more »

Erik
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Erik

A decade of reading, following, and enjoying a comic: priceless

New format that means a guy needs to scroll on a webpage: cause for never reading said comic again.

Oh first world problems, how you manage to be ever-present in the most amazing ways.

itsid
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itsid

that’s not what I said, but close enough 😀 You’re right, this website was priceless.. not really being a gamer it helped me stay in contact with that inner kid, I enjoyed E&L more than anything else, shed a few tears because of it even. I got “over it” with the reboot, I understood why Tim had to -for his own good- I still enjoy the comic.. but I really cannot enjoy the malcoded webcrap this site has become. A new design offers new challenges, and frankly I know better than most being a fricking coding monkey myself, I understand… Read more »

James
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James

The comic obviously doesn’t mean that much to you if some viewing inconvenience is cause to drop it.
Or you’re lying because of some belief that lying about leaving will get your problem fixed faster.

RobS
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RobS

It probably doesn’t “mean that much” to him, nor should it. We’re talking about 30 seconds of amusement 3 times a week (possibly much less than that if you aren’t up on the latest gaming news), and as such, it is not a critical component of our lives. One issue here is that the comic is notably less funny (for me and apparantly for itsid) since the reboot. The E&L comics were THE reason for visiting. Sure, there were topical gaming jokes then, but they were the exception. The comic is still enjoyable – especially “Console War” and “Analog and… Read more »

Eric
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I’m running 1366×768 and the website shows up fine for me. And i just adjusted my resolution down to 1280×768 and it still looks fine.

I have no clue what browser you are using but you may want to re-evaluate your browser settings, just saying.

DasGrinch
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DasGrinch

It could be the link you followed as well, I had the comic bookmarked on the old site, but on the new site it always took me back to the same one. So check to make sure your bookmark is pointing to the new comic location too. Otherwise I think it’s just redirecting to the barrel awareness one.

dan
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dan

sweet new website! I wonder why he quit making comics.

Donna Leahey
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Donna Leahey

Well, it no longer loads the sniper barrel comic. Now it loads the JRPG comic.

John
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John

The caching issue is on both home and work computers Chrome 57 here. The other odd one is the buttons aren’t always visible, in particular the next seems to be gone but last works fine. Also after clearing cache it defaults always to whatever the last page was after the clear.