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New Website!

As you can see, we now have a new website layout! Thanks goes out to the wonderful Pokemontrainergigi for designing it! She did a great job with it, and now our ads are fitting onto the page in a way that works well and looks good. I hope you all enjoy the new layout, and hopefully the fact that we're not using the same default layout design that Rain does will help curve away the "Rain clone" comments a bit more... Especially with the way the story is gonna progress now as well.

If the new side ad doesn't load right away (you get a thing saying "please consider disabling adblock", but you have adblock disabled) it hopefully will in a couple days. It always takes google about a day or two to get it active. So if you do have adblock disabled but still see that, don't worry, it just means that ad in particular hasn't been activated by google yet.

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Yan Mouson, April 28th, 2016, 11:47 pm

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If I may be honest, the new site design is good, but it could benefit from some improvements. In particular, the choice of color palette isn't very easy on the eyes; note that by that I don't mean it's ugly, but that it quite literally causes eye fatigue, which can become an issue especially for new readers binge-reading the archive. A low contrast, darker choice of colors would probably be better. Also, I would strongly recommend centering the comic itself in the page.

EmilyAnnCoons, April 29th, 2016, 12:00 am

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@Yan Mouson: The comic itself is centered inside of the comic area, but there is an ad off to the side of the comic as well, which makes it not sit in the exact center of the page.

Yan Mouson, May 2nd, 2016, 12:29 am

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I haven't looked at the source code, but it looks like the comic and the ad are both inside a same container, with the comic aligned to the left and the ad aligned to the right. Also of note is the fact that varying comic sizes screw up the layout. In early comics, small images leave a wide gap between the comic and the ad, while larger image actually block out the ad itself. I'd recommend using the max width property to prevent that last part.

Personally, what I'd do to improve the design as a whole is reduce the width of the main container -it is extremely wide, but not responsive, which makes it pretty terrible for non-widescreen monitors- and stick the ad outside of it, on top of the background.

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