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 Post subject: Forum too wide!
PostPosted: 02 Nov 2005, 00:15 
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IMHO it is too wide even for 1680x1050. At work I use dual 1280x1024 and it's too wide too. There is no need for a forum to be this wide, even if it is Widescreen Gaming Forum :D



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 Post subject: Forum too wide!
PostPosted: 02 Nov 2005, 01:28 
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Zak,

I'm not sure what you're doing, but it scales down to under 1200. There may be some threads with linked pics that "break" the tables. I've tried the forum on 1680x1050, 1400x1050, 1280x1024, and 1280x800 - all using Firefox for WinXP. I've also tried 1680x1050 on Safari. They all look fine. If you're not using Firefox, switch over. IE handles tables much differently.

Issues at 1280 wide with IE disappear with Firefox.


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 Post subject: Forum too wide!
PostPosted: 02 Nov 2005, 02:09 
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Mine doesn't scale:( If I shrink the window the forum (table) remains the same size, it doesn't resize to fit the window. So I have to keep the window nearly filling my 20" Dell to vie the full width. IE6, XPSP2.



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 Post subject: Forum too wide!
PostPosted: 02 Nov 2005, 05:10 
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Try Firefox and see if that helps.

http://www.mozilla.org


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 Post subject: Forum too wide!
PostPosted: 02 Nov 2005, 10:52 
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IE6 doesn't handle most of the web-standards very well. The only reason it's used is because it's bundled with Windows. ;)


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 Post subject: Forum too wide!
PostPosted: 02 Nov 2005, 16:09 
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It's not IE (even though I agree you don't put "MS" and "standards" in one sentence), I see the same beehavior with Mozilla on XP and OSX and Safari in OSX: the main forum table won't shrink past certain point when I resize the window. In Safari it takes almost the whole width of 1280 screen, which I guess is what you wanted, but IMHO it's too wide. For example, I think ArsTechnica has the right size.



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 Post subject: Forum too wide!
PostPosted: 02 Nov 2005, 16:18 
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You are correct in that the forum will only shrink to a certain point. The forum width itself is 1000 pixels. Then the left nav is 170. With the cell padding of about 3, it brings the total width to about 1180.

This was done for consistent layout amongst the forum and non-forum pages. Sorry if you think the forum is too wide. I did adjust the top banner recently, and cut out about 100 pixels. I can look at doing some other enhancements later, but that will take a redesign of the banner and a re-layout of the footer box.


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 Post subject: Forum too wide!
PostPosted: 02 Nov 2005, 17:00 
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Well. Don't do that just for me:) I can live with it.



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 Post subject: Forum too wide!
PostPosted: 02 Nov 2005, 20:33 
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I want to make the site as user-friendly, to as many people as possible. And you're not the first person to ask for a narrower view. But, with everything else going on, it is low on the priority list.


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 Post subject: Forum too wide!
PostPosted: 03 Nov 2005, 01:19 
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