A poor HTML/CSS assumption



  • Other's probably won't notice this problem on a normal 4:3 screen but I'm using a widescreen res, and rotated into page view so this image is hideously stretched.



  • she is scary ...

    don't look, she will be bad to your health and you'll need their health insurance... maybe thats the point ?



  • I use a large (21", 1600x1200) 4x3 screen, so I choose to have quite a
    lot of vertical screen real estate taken up by toolbars and the like
    (web developer extension for FireFox, and a large taskbar to avoid
    small icons or grouping). As a result, I'm seeing the squishy effect
    too.



    Silly web designers, assuming that everyone's browser window is roughly the same shape :)



  • I'm running 1280x[b]1024[/b]



    Take [i]that[/i], you "webdevelopers"



  • @farnz said:



    Silly web designers, assuming that everyone's browser window is roughly the same shape :)




    More like assuming everyone runs their browser maximized.  I never
    do this, so it looked odd for me too, even though I have a standard
    monitor size.



    Why would anyone run their browser maximized if their monitor is more
    than 800x600.   Waste of screen space, and harder to read
    because the eye works best on short line lengths.  (Or at least so
    I've been told, and I personally find it true)




  • Why would anyone run their browser maximized if their monitor is more
    than 800x600.   Waste of screen space, and harder to read
    because the eye works best on short line lengths.  (Or at least so
    I've been told, and I personally find it true)




    I run 1600*1200 at work, and always run maximised at all times.


    • I have the sidebar with bookmarks open in Firefox, which eats away a cuple hundred pixels of screen space.


    • in Firefox and Opera, you have a proper text- resp. screen-zoom that
      will allow you to make good use of the extra pixels, and make reading more
      comfortable. Sites like theDailyWTF benefit greatly.



      I agree that it's not funny to run a maximised browser with IE. Because
      that silly browser lacks the option to enlarge fonts defined in pixels.
      But I still do it, unless I come across a bad site where the width
      hasn't been limited, and then I un-maximise the window. But I don't use
      IE privately, so it rarely happens.



      I've alwasy been stunned at the inability of MacOS to maximise windows.
      It's a basic feature that reduces on-screen clutter -- which isn't
      debatable. I mean, a single window versus a small window + bits of
      other windows;  which is less cluttered?


  • @dhromed said:

    I'm running 1280x[b]1024[/b]



    Take [i]that[/i], you "webdevelopers"

    As most folks using 19" "non widescreen" LCDs are ;)



  • trust me mine is alot worse. http://raiden22006.tripod.com


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