Following up on some of the points made on the "Large Archives: Bad or Good"
; I've been working on ways of improving my archive navigation. In this current beta version I've I've added the chapters' dates and broken all of the years into separate pages which can be accessed on the menubar's pull down menu, the only initial flaw being if you click the word "archive" it will take you to the blank page I used to nest all of the others and I'm still trying to figure out how to either lock the page, or find a different way to group multiple pages in the menubar.
Other than that technical problem I think it's doing the job though I'm still thinking of ways to spruce it up aesthetically. I've been tossing the around the idea of doing thumbnail images for each chapter but I worry that is (a) making too much work for me and (b) is probably overkill.
The other thing I'm wondering is how this affects the design of the page in general. Most importantly does a proper Archive page render Comicpress's calendar and archive widgets expendable? If that is the case I can think of lots of better uses for that space.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to hearing what everybody else has been coming up with for solutions on their own pages.