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Your website is lovely! It's not hard on the eyes at all. It's lovely and all the gifs are slow-moving and don't cause eye strain. The only one that sort of flickers has a slow frame rate so wouldn't cause seizures. ^^ You can google what to look out for for photosensitive epilepsy, but your website is just fine, don't worry!
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y2kstardust 1 month ago

Ah, I'm so glad to hear that! I put the warning partially because I like flashy gifs and bright colours, but it's good to know that so far nothing causes issues :)

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https://kidpix.app/ Psst, I'm about to include a link of this on my website, but I want everyone to know the original Kid Pix has become part of the public domain! Here's a Javascript version to play in browser. ^^ (Flashing lights and high contrast patterns, but they're also very slow-moving, so probably won't trigger seizures if you keep the brightness down.)
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birdsandstars 1 month ago

Oh, correction: the original 1989 Kid Pix was always public domain and intended to be, given Hickman made it because he saw his then-3-year-old son struggling with MacPaint, so he wanted to make a free art software that's easy for kids to use. ;3; His friends encouraged him to sell it, Broderbund picked it up, and 1990 onwards, those versions of Kid Pix are copyrighted!

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I saw a webpage with so many fast-moving objects and such bright backgrounds, my right eye hurt and my guts convulsed?! I'm kind of amused, horrified, aaaand bringing the backlight down on my screen, thanks. I get that it's an aesthetic for some people, but please don't make that your index page, have a splash page with a warning it's not friendly for photosensitive and epileptic individuals, please!
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birdsandstars 3 months ago

It triggered my photosensitivity even though I haven't had any sort of seizure at all since I was a kid. It could've been far worse for an epileptic individual who has painful seizures from fast/flickering/bright or high contrast images and moving patterns.

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birdsandstars 3 months ago

(I had painless absence seizures or petit mal seizures, they just kinda made me forget everything and lie kind of limply there while everything seemed too bright to focus and the sounds felt distant and muddled. My photosensitivity now is restricted to just a pain behind my eyes like a small concentrated headache.

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nijigyaru 3 months ago

Sorry about that!! :( as a fellow photosensitive person I too wish people would be more conscientious and put warnings

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soulbox 3 months ago

I have a history of seizures too. Petit Mals but nowadays it's "migralepsy". Might be photosenstive, I don't do well with a lot of fast moving and super bright anything.

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soulbox 3 months ago

I use orange light or the "night light" setting in my computer. But sometimes yeah you just have to avoid things.

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y2kstardust 2 months ago

Someone mentioned a nightlight setting, I also have dark reader on by default for every new site I visit. (Not epileptic but sensory issues on my part) Is there a way to check if a splash page is too bright? ;o; Or is it a specific combo of bright + fast moving? (my splash page has no gifs for this reason!)

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birdsandstars 1 month ago

Yeah, I think most of us surf the internet with our screens' brightness turned down and/or using things like f.lux to to make the ones warmer, but it doesn't help as much when people have flashing lights and fast moving gifs that are very high contrast. You can google what causes issues for most photosensitive folks. ^^ But just a pale page on its own usually isn't a problem...

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Yoooo, small world!!! deoxysacid from Bulbagarden?! I'm QuietDragon, the one who was drawing a ton of Bashou & Buson. ;3;
lorekeeping 3 months ago

NO WAY LETS GO!!! i was so glad to see another hun/attila fan in the wild when i first saw the thread hehe

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