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Previous Poll Results:
Question: Favorite time of day
Morning - votes: 247 (8%)
Noon - votes: 110 (3.6%)
Afternoon - votes: 252 (8.2%)
Evening - votes: 522 (17%)
Sunset - votes: 322 (10.5%)
Night - votes: 1309 (42.6%)
Dawn - votes: 309 (10.1%)
There were 3071 total votes.
The poll ended: October 3rd 2021
Lots of night owls here. Or maybe that's because the daytime is when the bad stuff happens (school, work, etc)
» VawX on October 3rd, 2021, 1:08am
- For smartphone screen I always use regular pages mmm...
- For manga with some text especially smaller one, I prefer using vertical panels, fit width mmm...
- For manga with very little or big text, regular single page, fit to screen mmm...
» residentgrigo on October 3rd, 2021, 2:39am
» Trimutius on October 3rd, 2021, 3:24am
» HikaruYami on October 3rd, 2021, 6:23am
When scrolling through vertical panels, either the author is forced to use extremely bland layouts with tons of whitespace between panels, or there's a mess of visuals as you scroll through and the top of a panel or two reveals slowly before the rest of it.
I'm kind of disgusted that nearly 40% of people choice vertical panels lol. Even my favorite webtoon, tower of god, would be made so much better by the better panel composition allowed with regular pages.
» mallika23 on October 3rd, 2021, 7:01am
But for this poll, I'll choose regular pages. I read lots of webtoons lately, but regular pages gives more room to variety of panels, and with a full-page form, it makes the story more fluid and easier to read. As mentioned by the person above me, usually there are a lot of empty spaces between panels in webtoons, and I have to admit sometimes it disturb the flow of the story.. 😅
» zarlan on October 3rd, 2021, 11:11am
They are just plain annoying. Why anyone ever uses them, or likes them, I will never understand.
I see plenty of drawbacks, and exactly zero benefits.
Some places where you can read (scanlated) manga online, load all of the pages of a chapter, one after the other, so that you scroll down for the next page, which you might say is like those "vertical panels" …but no. No it isn't. Scrolling down, page by page, is fine. Vertical panels are practically intolerable.
» psirit on October 3rd, 2021, 1:43pm
» zarlan on October 3rd, 2021, 11:25pm
I fail to agree, that it cannot be imitated with regular pages. That, indeed, it hasn't been done, long before the "vertical format" was ever conceived of.
So what you're saying, is that you don't read manga. You skim them.
…but you don't skim "vertical" strips, but instead actually read through it properly.
Something you could do with regular pages, but simply choose not to, for some inexplicable reason.
I can imagine that, that might be impressive …on a few extremely rare occasions.
And they'd need to be rare, or they'd get very tiresome, very fast.
» vigorousjammer on October 5th, 2021, 4:26pm
The worst thing is when manga that were in regular page format gets converted into a vertical strip. Raw Crossing did this for a handful of Doraemon chapters (between ch 78 and 88).
Makes them pretty much unreadable at that point, and ruins a lot of the original authorial intent. Also messes up some of the formatting for art that goes outside of the panel borders.
» blackluna on October 8th, 2021, 2:28pm
» zarlan on October 9th, 2021, 7:28am