Novel Bastion Web Redesign

Just keeping it short and simple, there’s still a few things that still needs  tweaking on our side.  Please report any problems to our email or through our contact form. 

Here are the new site features, some may need you to register an account.

  • Dark mode on reading pages
  • Bookmarks
  • Reading History
  • Responsive novel search bar
  • Navigate through previous and next chapters with arrow keys on desktop.

Disqus will not be brought over. We’re liking the new comment system, just remember that you need to be logged in to your account to comment.

You may see some weird white spaces or questionable ad placements (we’re testing automatic placement instead of manual), give us some time to make the necessary adjustments. Anyhow, do white-list us on your ad-blocker, it is vital for site maintenance and costs. 

 

If the worse comes to worst, we’ll revert back to the old site. Consider this is an experimental site… a beta of sorts. Other than insertion of content and site structure, we are hoping the site will be stable enough to be permanently called our home.

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Mikeystein
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Mikeystein

First off, thank you for the translations!!! Here is my take on the new site though. The design looks nice, but my issue is the iPad compatiblity. Certain things like: the bookmark button just reloads the page without telling me if I even added it; if you scroll slightly quick, it causes the screen view to jump around haphazardly.; and the “Next” and “Prev” button glitches out if you click it more than a couple times in a row to look through the chapters, it instead does the opposite function; and lastly, the scroll through of chapters that’s above the… Read more »

Kana
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Kana

liked the old design better, something with the new font seems strange.
also liked disqus because I use it on nearly all L/WN sites.

frozen ink
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frozen ink

Still can’t access the site without a vpn ….

Sydney
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Sydney

You should set up some redirects from the old url scheme.

I’ve had this link bookmarked to get to Death Mage for a while now: https://www.lightnovelbastion.com/project.php?p=248

The link started giving a scary 404 error after the site changed over.

AnniXfloop
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AnniXfloop

White listed. I find the new site perfect other than the disqus thing but i can adapt to this. Every development is appreciated >.<

azariel
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azariel

It’s look good to me too, but there is a small thing that bother me.

For exemple, on the chapter 111 from Death mage, there is no separation between the different narrators, so it make it a bit hard to understand some times.

Nobody2
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Nobody2

I agree the way the text is Kaye’s out on the page could use some work to get back the relatively easy to understand style it had but other than that

Sagastiel
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Sagastiel

Awesome!!!!

Sverrir
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Sverrir

Where’s Max Level Newbie?

Asmordeus
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Asmordeus

I also second what Panda1412 said. I like the redesigne but what i loved from the old site, is that the text was centered. If you bring that back this site looks really good to me.

I also whitelisted you guys. You dont really have any adds that are distracting or annoying anyway.

Administrator
Admin
Administrator

Thanks. We are evaluating our options in regards to centering the reading block.

diabloaz
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diabloaz

Overall, the new design is pretty good but personally there are 2 points that I am not found of. First is that there are 2 large white borders on the left and right of the screen. It’s giving the impression that space is not used to it’s full potential. The other point might be more important, it’s about the security of creating an account. I really like the fact that it’s easy and it took me 5s to create an account, however, down the line, I am afrad that the site will be invaded by spamming bots. Maybe you could… Read more »

Administrator
Admin
Administrator

As of right now, we have other means of bot-blocking at work in the background but, I agree, the registration could be something that could be improved. We’ll take another look and monitor this potential issue closely.

We are evaluating options on the extra screen estate.

Thank you for the feedback.

Nobody2
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Nobody2

I would personally prefer if disquis was kept simply because as of right now all the old comments and conversations on every chapter are gone. I also think somethings a little off about word placement but I can’t really describe it so that’s no help.

Administrator
Admin
Administrator

It is unlikely that we’ll bring Disqus back. Losing those conversations we had on each chapter is a huge blow for us too. However, we are working on importing the Disqus comments over to this site. We’re just waiting on the backup data to be generated and then hopefully we can cleanly restore them here.

Thank you for the feedback.

Nobody2
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Nobody2

That should work out great then if you can get those comments back even without disquis.

AnniXfloop
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AnniXfloop

Yep i feel the same u.u and i really liked how easy is to manage coments with disq.
And mostly cuz i am bad remembering passwords :/

Tau
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Tau

I did prefer the old central format and the password doesn’t have to be too long. And you also have to make sure that Doom-san knows about the switch to a new server. If he doesn’t know how will we get our sacred message from Van-sama?

Darkhelios
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Darkhelios

The banner “Hi,” is a little bit annoying. Too sensitive.
Would it be possible to reduce its sensibility in order to trigger it only when needed?

Darkhelios
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Darkhelios

The banner “Hi, username avatar”. I guess symbols like > can’t appear in the comments.
Also: Would it be possible to include an edit function for the comments?

red1reaper
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red1reaper

a suggestion:
What about a premium membership that removes the ads? like 5$/month or something like that

Administrator
Admin
Administrator

While it may eliminate our needs on ads entirely and allow us to have a design purely on aesthetics and user experience, it is a rather contentious topic and perhaps best be avoided.

Pablito
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Pablito

The site seems to jump to and fro whenever I scroll, IDK if it’s because of the top banner that disappears whenever I scroll or because my computer just doesn’t like this site, other websites seem to be just fine

Administrator
Admin
Administrator

Hmm, I can’t seem to reproduce this. You could try updating your Browser or purging your Browser’s cache, if the issue persists, please email us with details on your device, browser version and pages that are affected.

Alexthesickbastard
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Alexthesickbastard

White listed. Looks like a nice upgrade though I couldn’t find stuff at first lol

Administrator
Admin
Administrator

Yikes. I’m closely following all feedback with the design switch-up, there have been some suggestions here and there. Will evaluate them and once I have the time, be implemented. Thanks for the whitelist.

frozen ink
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frozen ink

site seems to be down without using a vpn hopefully that gets resolved soon

Administrator
Admin
Administrator

1. Flush your DNS cache manually(google) and it should work
2. Wait between 24-36 hours for the DNS records to propagate automatically.

frozen ink
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frozen ink

i suppose now its a matter of waiting

NekoKal
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NekoKal

Something I noticed, will the novels that have been dropped be still available on this site, for example Lazy Swordmaster

Administrator
Admin
Administrator

We’ll be importing what we’re allowed to over the course of the next few days. LSmaster may arrive. Tutorial will not.

Shank Mugen
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Shank Mugen

Why will Tutorial not be imported? If I may ask

Administrator
Admin
Administrator

We’ve been asked to take it down

NekoKal
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NekoKal

Liking the new site look.

Panda1412
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Panda1412

I liked the text placement was on the old site, what i mean is how it was more centered in the middle and not to the side as much.
Also can we not have ads every 5 lines like im getting its just a very distracting

Administrator
Admin
Administrator

My apologies for the inconvenience caused by the ad repetition. We’re adjusting the automatic ad placer right now and need some time to tweak and configure it.

Panda1412
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Panda1412

Apart form the ads that im getting and the novel texts being to far over i like the new site

Administrator
Admin
Administrator

Thank you, we appreciate feedback like this.

BridsofPrey
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BridsofPrey

Looks good to me.