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    Question Design question

    Which looks better for a chapter listing for a story?

    Old roman numerals?

    Code:
    # Part I: Beryl City (9 Chapters)
    
        * Chapter I
        * Chapter II
        * Chapter III
        * Chapter IIII
        * Chapter V
        * Chapter VI
        * Chapter VII
        * Chapter VIII
        * Chapter VIIII
    
    ...
    
    Part IIII: The Feud (8 Chapters)
    
        * Chapter XXIII
        * Chapter XXIIII
        * Chapter XXV
        * Chapter XXVI
        * Chapter XXVII
        * Chapter XXVIII
        * Chapter XXVIIII
        * Chapter XXX
    Modern Roman Numerals

    Code:
    # Part I: Beryl City (9 Chapters)
    
        * Chapter I
        * Chapter II
        * Chapter III
        * Chapter IV
        * Chapter V
        * Chapter VI
        * Chapter VII
        * Chapter VIII
        * Chapter IX
    
    ...
    
    # Part IV: The Feud (8 Chapters)
    
        * Chapter XXIII
        * Chapter XXIV
        * Chapter XXV
        * Chapter XXVI
        * Chapter XXVII
        * Chapter XXVIII
        * Chapter XXIX
        * Chapter XXX
    Or regular numbers?

    Code:
    # Part 1: Beryl City (9 Chapters)
    
        * Chapter 1
        * Chapter 2
        * Chapter 3
        * Chapter 4
        * Chapter 5
        * Chapter 6
        * Chapter 7
        * Chapter 8
        * Chapter 9
    ...
    
    # Part 4: The Feud (8 Chapters)
    
        * Chapter 23
        * Chapter 24
        * Chapter 25
        * Chapter 26
        * Chapter 27
        * Chapter 28
        * Chapter 29
        * Chapter 30
    Last edited by Mr Initial Man; 02-05-2007 at 10:39 PM.

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    definitely not old roman numerals. modern roman numerals general appeal to a more educated audience, whereas regular numbers more to the common reader (in my opinion.)
    "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog, it is too dark to read." - Mark Twain

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    Just for the potential regularity of the size of the links I think I'd go with the regular numbers.
    "Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it." Brian W. Kernighan

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    How does it look now?

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    Looks good but I think the underlines need to be dropped so they don't overlap the descenders. Of course that means you'd have to use text-decoration:none and a bottom border to get the effect.
    "Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it." Brian W. Kernighan

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    Yea with that page I like the modern numerals, nice job.

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    http://mrinitialman.furtopia.org/Lib...ty/fighter.php

    And done. So, is that a good use of words, Roman Numerals, and regular numbers?

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    i think it looks good the way it stands.
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    Are you SURE I shouldn't use the old roman numerals?

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    old roman numerals are cluttery. the "modern" system cuts down on space and effort.
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