On a web page, what is the maximum good practice height (in pixels) for text written in tategaki format?

A height of about 500px looks good to me, which is about 40 characters.

Are there heights either are too long, or too short, which make reading uncomfortable/difficult?

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    I'm not 100% sure this question is best suited for this site: there is also GraphicDesign.SE, which might be the natural alternative. (To be honest, I'm a bit puzzled as to why you ask for measurements in pixels, but anyway.)
    – Earthliŋ
    Jul 29 '19 at 21:54

I think 40 characters per line is a good upper limit. This is how novels are typically typeset on paper. See this image search results for 小説 + 組版. Lines longer than this start to be unfamiliar and difficult to read. If you care for smartphone screens, 30 characters per line should be safer.

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