New Website Look

Hi All,

You may have noticed I have a new look. The layout and navigation remain the same. I just changed my dress so to speak. Regardless, I know some of you need a light background to read on so I gathered up some extensions and options for various browsers:

Google Chrome:

Just Read OR Minimal Read Mode

Firefox:

Firefox has a built in Reader Mode.

Safari:

Safari has a built in Reader mode.

Microsoft Edge:

Are you okay? Is this a plea for help?
Edge has their own Reader Mode as well.

You might want to get used to this because I’d like to take Rough Trade & the Wild Hare Project in the same direction as far as color scheme goes. Reading on a dark background is a lot easier for many, many people (including me).

Keira Marcos

In my spare time, I write fanfiction and lead a cult of cock worshippers on the Internet. It's not the usual kind of hobby for a 40ish "domestic engineer" but we live in a modern world and I like fucking with people's expectations.

36 Comments:

  1. Thank you for this. I can read on your site much easier now. I am one of the ones that does better on dark backgrounds.

  2. I love the new look ! It really makes it much easier on the eyes^^
    Though, I’m kind of sad that it doesn’t seem to work with the mobile version of the site.

  3. Thank you so much for rounding up the alternatives! Reader mode is much better for me so I’m grateful!

  4. This looks really nice. Kudos to your eye for site design. I like the red/black with the orange yellow imagery.

    Also the Edge comment was great. Makes me wonder what you’d say to poor souls still stuck on IE.

  5. This new look is awesome!!!! The colors are marvelous.

  6. Love your new dress. It’s very easy on the eyes.
    Thanks for the switch.

  7. I love the dark backgrounds, helps keep my migraines from hitting too often.

  8. This is very nice! It is much easier to read. I love all the colors; I feel a new quilt wanting to be made.

  9. Hey, Edge has a purpose.

    And that purpose is downloading a real browser as quickly as possible.

  10. Dark background is better for my eyes to read.

  11. Everything is gorgeous!!

  12. Look’s great! πŸ™‚ I’m enjoying it as I re-read What Might Have Been for the umpteenth time, haha.

  13. The new look is great and much easier on the eyes. Thank you!

  14. Bless you! I switched to the site to read the rest of your post and my eyes immediately relaxed, being one of those who works best with a darker background. I really love the ‘space’ theme – it’s beautiful!

    Now to look around and see if I’ve missed anything since my last visit – or re-visit a fave… πŸ™‚

  15. thank you so much, my eyes especially thank you <3

  16. Kiera I love the new background. One of my hobbies is Astronomy so the star scattered background resonates. I also like the dark background for reading as it is much easier on the eye.

  17. Thank you so, so much! One of the reasons I rarely read books in the paper is because I find the dark text/light background combination exhausting. Xx

  18. I like the new layout and definitely find it easier on my eyes.

  19. I’ve tried Reader mode when I wanted to read Iterum, but it would only show the header, not the actual story text. I primarily use Safari (macbook), but I can’t imagine Firefox would be any different. So, now what? Because I’m a huge bookworm, offline and on, and the light text on dark really screws with my eyes.

  20. I’m Loving it! *pokes a cloud a bit and then plops for a snuggle and read*

  21. I love it too. A fan of a dark background and white text.

  22. Like many others, my eyes instantly relaxed at the new colors. Just in time to settle in and reread some of my favorites!

  23. Love it, love it, love it!

  24. Thank you. Now I don’t have to put my browser to dark mode.

  25. A wonderful new look. Thank you, my old eyes happen to handle the dark backgrounds much better.

  26. I absolutely love the dark mode you have changed to and hope Rough Trade and Wild Hare Project gets the upgrade. It is so much easier on the eyes, and as I read in dim lighting at times, makes reading less painful. Thank you so much.

  27. I’m absolutely loving the new background. I’m definitely one of the ones that prefers dark backgrounds for reading. and the galaxy backdrop is lush.

    Since I’ve finally managed to persuade my computer to log me in (its temperamental) can I just say

    *YOU ROCK KEIRA*

    You’re one of the authors I happily read and re-read and I bow down to your talent. You persuade me to delve into fandoms I’d not even heard of.

  28. My eyes can’t take the white either, so I usually use an addon, but thanks for the grey background!

    Also, the new header picture is GORGEOUS wow!

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