Despite talented writers converging within online communities for the purpose of collaborative writing, there exists a stigma with posts that have not been beautified. Since HTML/CSS is an uncommon skill amongst writers, those seeking to write with others go unnoticed. Furthermore, different types of online, fictional interactions warrant different templates.
Below I've showcased a handful of prose and tech/text templates I have designed to mitigate this problem. I make them available on online writing communities that I am a member of, and encourage writers to tinker with the code to adapt to their persona's style. The templates are designed deliberately for their intended post type and accompanying post-interactions.
Interaction Designer & Developer: HTML/CSS. Photoshop. Sketch.
Each format required its own, separate feature considerations with regard to the fictional situation it was being purposed for, as well as the desires of the writer. Usability features such as hovers and scrollbars, while less desirable for novella formats, are sought for tech templates as they simulate the original media.
Effective communication is the highest priority, despite the need to also look aesthetically pleasing. Ease-of-use from a non-coder's perspective is also important, otherwise writers will feel discouraged and maybe even intimidated by the writing community. Lack of comfort ultimately results in the writer leaving, which leads to reduced site activity, and eventual site death.
As trends constantly change (just as fashion does), the need for appealing and user-friendly post templates is constant.