Main page at widescreen resolutions

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  1. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    #1
    Whenever I stretch my browser window to the full width, 1680 pixels I believe, there's a white gap on the main page. I'm using Camino, here's a screenshot:

    mainpage.jpg

    Just thought I'd report it.
     
  2. paleck macrumors 6502a

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    #2

    I can vouch for that. I am running at 1680x1050. I only see it when Safari is taking up 90% or more of the width of my screen. (good thing I don't normally keep safari that large) :D

    UPDATE: Same thing happens in firefox...FYI
     
  3. MacFan25863 macrumors 6502a

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  4. HexMonkey Administrator

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    #4
    This image appears to be the source of the problem. It's used in the CSS for the story titlebars (see below), so when the window is so wide that a story is wider than the image, a white gap appears.

    Code:
    .titlebar_top {
    	text-align:right;
    	background: #fff url("http://images.macrumors.com/css/im/titlebar_topleft red.gif") no-repeat top left;
    }
     
  5. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    I'm running Safari at 1400x900 fullscreen and I don't see it, just to confuse things...
     
  6. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Same here, and no problem. :eek: :)
     
  7. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Yup, that's exactly it. The image is 1200 pixels wide, so once the middle column expands past 1200px (+ the padding/borders, top right corner image) there'll be a gap. It looks like the background color could be changed to match the image (#650206) which would get rid of the gap.
     
  8. portent macrumors 6502a

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    Not to excuse poor page design, but why would you have your web browser that wide?

    Most pages look best with the browser around 1024px wide. As a bonus, those of you with large displays will have lots of room left for other things.
     
  9. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Never ask a computer user why they do things... the answer is always "because I can".

    :)

    I usually run my browser at 1050x1680... yeah I'm backwards. Or sideways I guess.
     
  10. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I like mine nice and wide when on the MacRumors forums because the text wrapping allows me to reduce the amount of vertical scrolling I have to do. Of course, at some point the user info and avatars become the limiting factor to the height of the posts, so there are diminishing returns to that strategy.
     
  11. yg17 thread starter macrumors G5

    yg17

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    Because I can :p

    It's convienent for reading forums. When I'm designing pages, I reduce my window to about 1024 pixels wide
     
  12. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    When I browse I usually have it fullscreen (1400x900). I guess this is because I am a recent PC user and I always get distracted from what I'm reading if I can see my desktop. If I'm chatting Expose works just fine. If I'm photoshopping then I'll run Safari a lot smaller.
     
  13. Mord macrumors G4

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  14. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    Almost fouryears on, and MacRumors still doesn't support widescreen? Really?

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  15. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Is your complaint that the black line doesn't go all the way? I don't know if I would consider that a lack of widescreen support.
     
  16. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    It's not so much a complaint, rather an observation that this thread was posted 4 years ago and something which appears to be rather simple to fix hasn't been done. It just makes the site look a bit shoddy, in a wholly quaint way of course. :p
     

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