just wanted to say a couple of things.
for those who only use the forums, i agree that people might consider the new width a bit too wide (or is it because theyre accustomed to the old width). but for everyone else (that actually uses the site like the layouts section), i would think they would prefer the new width over the old one, considering the browsing is much better with the larger thumbnails.
unfortunately, its true that only a very very few actually use the forums. so when i was doing 4.5 redesign, i did not optimize it for the forums. logical would dictate that i should optimize the site for the majority of the people who come here. that being said, the majority come here really for everything OUTSIDE of the forums, which is much better suited with the larger widths.
another factor that i took into consideration with the re-deisgn is, less than 1% of computers today actually have their resolution set to 800x600 (this was windows 95 / 98 days). previous to cb4.5, the site was actually optimized for 800x600. but then again, the last time i did a redesign was two years ago, when there was still around 10% that actually used that resolution. considering now that people dont use that resolution, coupled with the fact that widening it would make browsing the layouts much better, theres no reason why the site should still be optimized for 800x600. with the redesign, its optimized for 1024x768, meaning for those who have 1024x768 resolution and greater, there shouldnt be a scroll bar at all. (if there is, please let me know, this is an error that can be fixed.)obviously, this site wasnt designed to have a horizontal scroll bar.
however, for those who STILL use 800x600 or like their browser windowed to a window smaller than 1024x768, you WILL see one. what i dont understand is that most of you probably have facebook, and facebook's width is also optimzied for 1024x768 for the same reason i mentioned above (about the lack of people using 800x600 today), and increasingly, youll see other sites moving on to optimize for 1024x768. like i said, theres no reason why it should be any lower, especially if the new wider width will help with the overall presentation of a site.
so i dont know. im taken aback by those who pretty much bash or complain or say that they dont care for anything else but the forums, and demand that there be something to suit their personal needs irregardless of the circumstance (the fact that they are a small minorty, which i do hope for their sake they did not realize, considering how they came off). maybe it would be understanable if its coming from our younger members since they have a lot to mature anyhow, but one would think theyd know better when theyre like 18.
that said, i will most likely come out with a thinner version (at least for the forums anyway), but im not going to make any promises. and bashing really doesnt make anything better. not that i have any problem with criticisms, but if youre going to criticize please do so conctructively.
QUOTE(change @ Nov 15 2008, 12:24 PM)
Don't fret over something as small as a horizontal scroll or some extra pixels on a forum site. There are things that you can do on your end to adjust to the new changes. You could get a widescreen monitor, or update your graphics card to adjust to higher screen resolutions than the current site's size (1024x768).
there shouldnt be a horizontal scroll bar if the resolution is 1024x768 or greater when not windowed.
QUOTE(Deetard @ Nov 15 2008, 03:38 PM)
this has nothing to do with web 2.0. web 2.0 is now used more for portfolio websites, and instead of scrolling vertically, it's the new thing to scroll it horizontally. this, however, is an online forum. stop with the web 2.0 bullshit.
um.. ok. good for you, wanna cookie?