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Screen Width and Giant Paragraphs

Postby Rivean » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:10 am

I've brought this up before but Fulgrim's latest post in one of the flamewar threads has reminded me of it again. The forum text column width is punishingly narrow.

Here's an image showing exactly what's wrong with it:

[Edit: Ironically, the image was too wide to show on the super narrow column, so I'll just link to it]

And this is on a normal, standard sized monitor on a standard sized 1680 x 1050 pixel display. On my over sized monitor which does 2560 x 1440, 480 pixels, the column width is only 18.75% of the screen real estate. That's absurd.

The simple solution: Have someone edit the forum files to something like at least 800 pixels. Currently the column width is fixed at 480 pixels - this necessarily means that SOMEWHERE in CSS files there's a number that reflects this, and can be changed. Unless the the forum width is hard coded in a way that is resistant to editing, this should be a five minute procedure.

The more complex solution: Make it dynamic width that extends itself to fit the width of whatever display is being used.
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Re: Screen Width and Giant Paragraphs

Postby likui » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:51 pm

Edited.
Last edited by likui on Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Screen Width and Giant Paragraphs

Postby krelm » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:00 pm

He's, uh, talking specifically about forum paragraph width, I believe.

Which, I'll agree, there is a lot of useless real estate on my screen at 1920x1080 resolution.

EDIT:

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Re: Screen Width and Giant Paragraphs

Postby Holmes » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:24 pm

Solution:

Windows key + right arrow. Then grab your mud client and windows key + left. Or whatever the mac equivalents are.

Instant double productivity.
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Re: Screen Width and Giant Paragraphs

Postby krelm » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:32 pm

I don't get paid enough for that kind of multitasking!
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Re: Screen Width and Giant Paragraphs

Postby Holmes » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:41 pm

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Re: Screen Width and Giant Paragraphs

Postby likui » Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:06 pm

krelm wrote:He's, uh, talking specifically about forum paragraph width, I believe.


:oops:

I'll have to bring this up in another thread.
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