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Fruitcake
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http://www.rage8.com.au/teenstar.php

I need a little creative help on displaying this text in a more interesting manner. If the visitors of the site are like me, they don't like reading and this style of displaying text discourages me to read it. Any tips would be great.
Also, this is a page i will have to be updating every week, so what's a good dynamic way of going about this. I have MySQL and PHP to use.
How would i make a web page easy to maintainin such a way where i won't have to write a separate page for each bit of news that comes up yet the visual side of each news won't be exactly the same?

Any help on these questions would be great.

Thanks,

Dan.

I am Dan, Dan I am.

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Displaying Text Nicely

Hi Fruitcake,
For me the text isn't a problem, the thing that distracts me from the text is the animation.

Can you get it to do a little dance and then stop or maybe offer a button to stop or pause the animation.

Hope that helps

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Displaying Text Nicely

I would split the text into two (or three) columns like a newspaper. Short lines of text are easier to read than long lines, something to do with getting to the end of the line and then having to find the beginning of the next line.

It's not what you do it's the way that you do it.
So do it with STYLE
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Displaying Text Nicely

For readablilty, line-length should be 30-35em (or 450px), to keep an uninterested reader interested use plenty of sub-headings.