Question Ideal novel website, formatting-wise? Favorite site layouts/designs/themes?

Discussion in 'Novel General' started by itikky, Nov 14, 2017 at 11:17 PM.

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Ideal website?

  1. dark theme/background

    76.1%
  2. light theme/background

    25.0%
  3. narrow columns

    13.6%
  4. wide columns

    36.4%
  5. serif font

    13.6%
  6. sans serif font

    13.6%
  7. white text

    43.2%
  8. black text

    18.2%
  9. minimalist themes

    55.7%
  10. colorful themes

    3.4%
  11. neutral themes

    36.4%
  12. white text

    23.9%
  13. black text

    15.9%
  14. lots of space between paragraphs

    14.8%
  15. little space btwn paragraphs

    39.8%
  16. fun translator's note

    42.0%
  17. no-fun, terms-only translator's note

    22.7%
  18. no translator's note

    9.1%
  19. small font

    4.5%
  20. medium font

    26.1%
  21. large font

    4.5%
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  1. jihadjoe

    jihadjoe Well-Known Member

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    Most important for me: novel text should span the entire width of the page, and assume it will be read on a device locked in portrait mode. Sidebars mess up the scrolling and formatting on tablets.
     
  2. Solistia

    Solistia Active Member

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    I like the option to swap between Light and Dark layouts. Light for when I'm reading while at work without drawing suspicion to my non-working ways, and Dark for evening/home viewing for eye relaxation.
     
  3. Expatamoeba

    Expatamoeba Have eyes but still couldn't see Mount Tai

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    this. it happened with wuxiaworld when I read on my phone. Also i hate it when there's no next chapter button at the end of chapter. My ideal site would be Volare.
     
  4. CountryMage

    CountryMage [XSanguine8] not my blood...

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    Same here, just keep it minimal, and watch the contrast, I don't really care what font they use, so long as it's readable without killing my eyes.
    Don't listen to them, or op, it's obviously because those two are that important.
    They take you back to a better time, a time of hope and excitement, back when you had something to look forward to...then you realize you already been there....
     
  5. Necessity

    Necessity Well-Known Member

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    Reduce blue light as much as possible, so that I can read for longer without as much eye strain. That primarily means getting rid of blues and whites. Trying to stick to reds, oranges, yellows, browns and black.
     
  6. Solistia

    Solistia Active Member

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    Get F.lux for your computer and Twilight for your phone, problem solved.
     
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    Necessity Well-Known Member

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    Great programs but not exactly problem solved. Its more like wearing sun glasses, its still not a good idea to look at the sun but thank you.
     
  8. Neolinkster

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    I usually sit about 8-9 ft from my monitor and so I've had to develop different methods I used to rely on the "Stylish" extension to forcefully render pages into a high contrast mode. Then Firefox reader mode came out and I combined it to make a full high contrast reader experience but with the newest builds if Firefox it disabled any extensions interacting with their reader mode found a new extension simply called reader 99% it works as intended heres a couple of visuals on how I view NU and how I read pages [​IMG] [​IMG]
    And to top it off I use f.lux to reduce my eyestrain allowing me to read for hours if intended.
     
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  9. Solistia

    Solistia Active Member

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    It's been a perfect solution for me, but I guess not one size fits all.
    How about Gunnar glasses then?
    https://gunnar.com/lens-technology/
     
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  10. Necessity

    Necessity Well-Known Member

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    Thats not really what I meant.
    I was just pushing the point that having less whites and blues would make a site more perfect for reading IMO.
    Actually, I can already feel my eyes have relaxed quite abit already since installing.