Pharan

Hooray! Congrats!

Does the forum layout/the text areas seem a bit wide, Shiu?
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Avatar images fixed now. :)

Which part is too wide? You can always set your default browser font size higher. The new site can handle sizes from 16pt to 22pt. I use 22pt because I have 1920x1080 on only an 18.5" screen. Also, I'm old. :(

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Eg, 16pt:
http://i.imgur.com/WZeWBO3.png
And 22pt:
http://i.imgur.com/285NoI0.png
I would like to convince Shiu to make the site fonts larger, but so far haven't been able to. Maybe if we gang up! :punch:
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:D

I dunno. Just the content of the posts, and also the large space between the topic titles and the numbers on the right when browsing topics.
They look too wide at the default 16pt-relative. I'm using a 22" desktop monitor at 1920x1080.

Regarding the post contents, I've read typography books that recommend never letting paragraphs go past 2.5 alphabets wide but I think that's for articles and books and things. I've also read it's also related to leading and stuff.

I'd say 3.5 is forgivable for a forum. :rofl:
This is for the sake of readability, of course.

2.5
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvqxyzabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvqxyzabcdefghijklmn

3.5
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvqxyzabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvqxyzabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvqxyzabcdefghijklmn

It could also be something else. I never really noticed the old layout being too wide, if it was at all.
Maybe it's some of the boxes and text being relatively flush against the much wider container.
I think I may have to put hard linebreaks in my posts from now on.

Also, my signature has scrollbars for some reason. :D

PS
:D I'd probably set my font size to 22pt too if i had an 18" 1920x1080 screen.
I've used a laptop that's around 15 or 17" (didn't really measure" but with a 1680x1050 resolution and things looked really small. :D
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I've made a few adjustments. How does it feel now?

Thanks to wayback machine, you can compare with the old forum:
http://web.archive.org/web/201402080017 ... um.php?f=3

Old forum topic list (top) vs new (bottom):
http://i.imgur.com/7b6Tb9y.png
So much better. ;)

Old forum topic (top) vs new (bottom):
http://i.imgur.com/abi1PKt.png
New forum is a little wider, but the font is bigger. New forum's posts don't waste as much vertical space.

Signatures are limited to two lines and gray, since they go in so many posts they don't need to be huge or stand out too much. It's one of those things that are there and useful occaisionally, but most of the time are ignored.
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I'm not sure. Kinda the same? Not sure what changed. Don't sweat it, I guess.

It does look good at default-font-size 22.
It also looks good at 16 if my browser takes only half the screen, or less.

It otherwise feels strangely too wide. Like there are certain spaces in the wrong places, and not enough in others, or something; I can't put my finger on it.

Agreed, the bigger base font size was a good decision. And kudos on the theme.

I'm making my sig a lighter gray.
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