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JoePCool14:
This might seem like more of an odd request to some, but has anyone else ever considered implementing a forum theme where the body of the page doesn't stretch to the edges of the screen? Basically so that for wider screens, there is more of a margin where we see the BGS background and the content itself is "fixed" to a certain width.

This would be somewhat useful as on wider screens, as it's not always ideal to read small text that goes all across the screen. Especially on the ultra-wide monitors of which I sometimes use, it's very cumbersome.

index:
That's something I've never liked about websites like Wikipedia. Their layout was designed years and years ago when wide monitors weren't really a thing and they never updated it for larger displays. Text bunched itself up neatly and readably when most people's screens were 1024x768 and 4:3. Today though, that isn't the case. It makes stuff like following tables across a screen pretty annoying.

This:
https://prnt.sc/11rmtkm
https://prnt.sc/11rmuyf
Is a lot easier on the eyes than this:
https://prnt.sc/11rmtwa
https://prnt.sc/11rmv7t
It's not that big of a deal for me, I can manage fine with what's here right now, but it would definitely fall into the "nice to have" category if it can be done.

tolbs17:
Honestly I don't care, but the width is getting more common.

kphoger:

--- Quote from: index on April 20, 2021, 03:22:38 PM ---That's something I've never liked about websites like Wikipedia. Their layout was designed years and years ago when wide monitors weren't really a thing and they never updated it for larger displays. Text bunched itself up neatly and readably when most people's screens were 1024x768 and 4:3. Today though, that isn't the case. It makes stuff like following tables across a screen pretty annoying.

This:
https://prnt.sc/11rmtkm
https://prnt.sc/11rmuyf
Is a lot easier on the eyes than this:
https://prnt.sc/11rmtwa
https://prnt.sc/11rmv7t
It's not that big of a deal for me but it would definitely fall into the "nice to have" category if it can be done.

--- End quote ---

Speaking of narrow columns making something easier to read...

It cracks me up when I see a depiction of someone unrolling a scroll to read something as if it were a Venetian blind or somethingówith the rolled-up parts at top and bottom.  That's sideways!  Depending on the text material, an ancient scroll could be several yards long, and the text was written in a series of narrow columns in what we might consider landscape format.

What they portray:


The reality:

Scott5114:
Why don't you just make the browser window narrower?

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