Avatars on the left or right of the message?

Aaron

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I went on a forum today where the avatars are on the right side and it didn't feel normal. :eek: I love how some themes on software put the post bit at the top of the post meaning there's more room for the content inside each post.
 

Ravenisawesome

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I think it looks strange when avatars are on the right honestly. :p Makes me wonder if Japanese people think it's strange for avatars to be on the left though, since they read from right to left rather than left to right.
 
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dojo

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Anything can be easily designed, I actually had avatars moved up few years ago on a custom forum design of mine, but the problem is that it makes the text too wide. There's a reason we use columns and also fixed width, since the line of text can get too wide otherwise, causing an usability issue: eyes cannot follow so many letters in a row without putting in an extra effort.
 
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Thomasss

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I've been on communities that had avatars on the right side, and some of them had the option to select a different theme that had the avatars to the left. I'm so used to avatars on the left I don't think I could ever get used to seeing it on the right!