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flypaper 2
05-14-2007, 08:40 PM
When is the frame going to be narrowed so I don't have to use the slide bar to read.?
When it's fixed I'll be back.

fr4nk1yn
06-17-2007, 10:52 PM
Why does Wattflyer scroll left - right?
It does in in both Firefox and IE7. My screen resolution it 1024x768.

??

Nathan
06-20-2007, 01:47 AM
At 1024x768 it should scroll left/right unless there is something in a post exceeding the screens width, your browser isn't open all the way or you have a sidebar up on your browser.

Do you notice it on every page or somewhere in particular? Do any of the above apply to your browsers?

fr4nk1yn
06-20-2007, 01:50 AM
Thanks,

It happens on every page.
The browser is maximized, no side bar of any kind on either browser.

Saucerguy2
06-22-2007, 01:43 AM
Working with percentages rather then actual pixles is more difficult, but you guys managed to do it just fine with RCU, the scrolling issue is a pain for me as well, my screen resolution is 800 by 600, which is still the industry standard.

Here's the deal, and why that's still the industry standard, most people have more then one window open, and not necessarily at full screen, this is the advantage of using the percentage system.

rea59
06-22-2007, 02:12 AM
I use 1024x768 and have it as well. Allthough I dont consider it a problem due to the scroll being very minimal.

Ribcracker
06-22-2007, 04:01 AM
It's not minimal for me. I hate it!
But I love WattFlyer so...accept and endure.

Gohmer
06-22-2007, 06:42 AM
I also hate having to side scroll to read the forums! If you can't fix it why don't you hire someone who can? I'll even make a donation to help pay them.

Saucerguy2
06-22-2007, 11:08 AM
I can do it FYI all parties involved, I just need FTP access !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ribcracker
06-23-2007, 03:45 AM
SaucerGuy,
Let me refer you to this thread. It appears that this is permanent.
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14555

rea59
06-23-2007, 09:50 AM
Right click on your desktop....click on settings.....change your screen to 1024x768 No more scrolling....And then for those of you that don't like the small type click on the advanced tab and select the system font size to 120dpi. This will give you a 125% system font making your Icons easier to read.

And as a second choice you can press the left shift/left alt/ and print screen buttons together and turn on the high contrast colors to make the type easier to read.

I find the 1024x768 easy enough to get used to so long as I don't bump my nose into the screen.::o

Saucerguy2
06-23-2007, 03:29 PM
The layout here is actually quite simple, there is no need to force users to change their screen resolution, just put in more thought into the css file here "webmasters should have already listened up". Rule #1, never make your site visitors have to change on their end, they won't for various reasons.

I tore the main page apart, banner ads are on, on my end, and broke down the header and ads which were the bone of contention with the fixed width in a previous reference. The ad's, themselves are sized properly with plenty of space, the header could be broken up and it would tile nicely no matter what resolution 800 x 600 +.

The more people that post that's it's a pain, the more likely it's going to get addressed, bottom line.

admin
06-23-2007, 08:03 PM
we have stats on those still using 800x600 and it is < 6% and shrinking fast. we made a decision to look forward and embrace 1024x768 fixed width as many sites are now doing. I do realize that those at 800 will have to side scroll or change their screen resolution. We did not want to have a floating table width design. I'll post the stats on this in a bit so you can see

Saucerguy2
06-24-2007, 01:58 AM
Yes, I agree with you on the stats, the point I'm making is that not all people are going to have a maximized window, other's will have varying custom browser interfaces, even having the history option left open as well, shrinking down the overall viewable window. The layout of this place is simple, so it's doable, the popularity of the place does merit TLC for that reason alone. It is harder to do it in a non fixed size, that's something I'm well aware of, I just wanted you to know, it can be done and the reason why it should.

Gohmer
06-25-2007, 04:18 AM
we have stats on those still using 800x600 and it is < 6% and shrinking fast. we made a decision to look forward and embrace 1024x768 fixed width as many sites are now doing. I do realize that those at 800 will have to side scroll or change their screen resolution. We did not want to have a floating table width design. I'll post the stats on this in a bit so you can see

Does this mean you know how to fix it, but refuse? Why do this to me?

fr4nk1yn
06-25-2007, 02:11 PM
It's not just 800x600.

Gnascher
06-25-2007, 02:26 PM
I get about 35px of left<=>right scroll at 1024x768 in Firefox, however the content does remain within the viewport. Haven't bothered to check in the "Big Blue E".

Gohmer
06-25-2007, 10:07 PM
I fixed my scrolling problem. Also less down scrolling by subscribing to just the forums that interest me. Thanks Wattflyer!