New Reader is Live!

After several long weeks of work, I have finally completed remodeling the reader site for desktop and mobile use. You can access it at I added previous and next buttons to reader navigation, and made the page number and chapter selector into dropdown menus. I also redid a bit of the JavaScript code on scrolling and page changes to be snappier and quicker. Chapter loading is still widely the same for caching optimization, which I know is a pain for our Mousou readers – sorry guys… The reader is also restyled to match this new site blessing your eyes currently. If anything looks weird or misaligned, let me know! I will do my best to fix it. Just leave a comment.

I have one more project in the works with one of Helvetica’s own members to display the latest releases on the home page for easy access. Look forward to that popping up in coming months.

One last note, I was thinking about posting about my own progress and study with the Japanese language since several of Helvetica’s members are interested in learning. Coming from a complete beginner, I will walk through my inspiration to learn Japanese and how much it really takes, as well as where to start, self-expectations, and different resources. I will also post about what I’ve currently been learning both on my own and in classes.

That’s all on webmaster updates – as always, thanks for the support!

-Pale the Webmaster

Edit: I forgot to mention that I am killing the forum site since it is no longer needed. I will be keeping up the old reader for about a week before deleting it as well for any sort of external links on Reddit or otherwise. That is all.

12 thoughts on “New Reader is Live!

  1. I needed to click on my browser’s back button twice to go back a page. Not too sure if it is a problem on my side or yours, but I’d thought I’d let you know.

    1. From what it sounds like, you’re reading Mousou Telepathy. Generally with a chapter, you can use the arrow keys to move forward or back in pages. However, with Mousou each page is it’s own chapter. Because of this it won’t allow you to go back another page since there’s no pages left in the chapter. Sadly this is a known issue until we can see if we can do anything about it.

      1. Nope, I was reading Grand Blue.

        I have noticed a few more things when this happens, however.

        When reading normally, the url ends with something like: “page/10#readerNav”.

        When I click the browser back button once, the page doesn’t change, but the url ending becomes: “page/10#”, with the “readerNav” part disappearing.
        At the same time, the top bar with the HS logo and “Home”, “Manga”, “Latest Releases” etc appears at the top of the page when it wasn’t there before.

        When I click the back button again, the url ending becomes “page/10” – the hashtag at the end disappears. The “top bar” also disappears.

        When I click the back button again, the url becomes “page/9#readerNav”, but the page is still at 10. Only when I click on it again does the page change to the previous page, with the url ending being: “page/9#”.

        1. That’s because I have a measure built in for the browser to auto position the screen on a certain element. I needed to make sure the method I used focused on the element on every browser, that’s why there’s a page with just the page number and the hash symbol. You shouldn’t have to use your browser’s back button at all. You can use the A and D keys to change pages, both next and previous, as well as the arrow keys, and the buttons on the navigation bar. I made those part of the reader for a reason because I know going back pages using the back button is a waste of load time. There shouldn’t be an issue unless you choose to use your current method to go back to different pages.

          1. Alright, thanks. As you mentioned, it is not really an issue but I’d just thought I’d say something. Keep up the good work.

    2. It’s most likely clientside/your browser having issues. Could also be a slow internet connection, but there shouldn’t be any issues with page navigation like that.

  2. On a completely unrelated note: I like the idea of posting about your experiences with learning Japanese. I’m interested in it myself, though what with being a med student it’s nearly impossible to find the time (or the money for classes). So it’d be really nice to have some kind of guide. Are you still planning on doing that? If yes, you have my interest, for what it’s worth.

    1. I do, but things have been a bit rough for myself recently with school. I know there’s a small and dedicated minority out there that does have interest in learning Japanese for the sake of learning a language and otherwise, and I’m willing to extend my help to those willing to learn. It’s hard to know where to start considering how much there is. I’d look out for it in the next couple of weeks or so though.

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