Is veryplaintext TOO plain? (4 posts)

  1. loverly
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hey all. Starting a new, magazine style site and have, for now, decided to use the VeryPlainText theme. Is it too plain and boring? Are easy-to-read, text-only websites too much of a throwback? Any and all criticism/comments welcome!

    here is the site


  2. ladydelaluna
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Personal opinion - yes, too boring for most sites.

    I really think it depends on what you're trying to achieve with the site. If it's a repository for info, then by all means keep it simple. But you said you're doing a "magazine style site" - how many magazines do you pick up off the rack and flip through that have NO images, NO color, NO anything? None.

    And I also have an aversion to serif-style fonts. I much prefer sans-serif for reading online. Much cleaner and easier on the eyes IMHO.

    I can totally see using VPT to start with, to change around and make more "magazine like", but no, I sure wouldn't leave it like that for what it seems like you're wanting to do. :)

    Incidentally, the Bad Dog Theatre site is very well done, again, IMHO!

  3. loverly
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for taking the time. I had never thought of it that way ("how many magazines have NO xxx..."), so will definitely be updating the look. Simple yes, text only no.

  4. ladydelaluna
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Keep us posted with what you wind up with! You never know, if it's magazine-y enough, people might be wanting to flavor up their own sites with your theme (of course you'll have to get onto your second before you release the first! lol)

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