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Sven Groot
08-26-2003, 09:08 AM
One of the most annoying things about the Aikiweb forums is that they are fixed width. On this system, which uses 1024*768, it really is a waste of screen real estate to have the forums so narrow.

Of all the forums I have ever visited this is the only one that has this problem. I know it can be quite difficult to get certain types of variable-width tables to display properly across multiple browsers (especially if you also want it to work in Netscape 4.xx), but it is possible. Why can't it be done here?


08-26-2003, 09:46 AM
Hi Sven,

I'll think about it. Thanks for the feedback.

-- Jun, who runs 1600x1200...

Dan Rubin
08-26-2003, 01:54 PM
Personally, I like the narrow width of the AikiWeb forums. I find narrow columns easier to read on a computer monitor than wide columns.

Out of curiosity, Sven, what are the other things that annoy you about the AikiWeb forums? :)

Dan Rubin

Sven Groot
08-27-2003, 05:57 AM
Out of curiosity, Sven, what are the other things that annoy you about the AikiWeb forums? :)
My wording did kind of suggest that such other things exist. In truth, I can't really think of any. :p
-- Jun, who runs 1600x1200...
I wish I had a monitor big enough for that. At my parents home, and at University, I run at 1152*864 (17" displays). Here, at my own home, I have a laptop with a 14.1" TFT screen with a fixed resolution of 1024*768.

08-27-2003, 06:57 AM
I find the width to be fine (on a 22" monitor @ 1280*1024).

I have found, though that the vBulletin software display is a little clunky in the forums for Mac OS. It's mostly the software, as other forums running the same package do the same, but it seems a little moreso here for some reason.