View Full Version : Wide margins on Mobileread


JayCeeEll
09-03-2008, 06:19 PM
:help:Is it really necessary to have such wide margins on the Mobileread site. It is a bit of a pet hate of mine that so many sites waste large amounts of space on the screen.

I increase the font size *2 on most web pages and often end up with a ten word column down the middle of the page, agggghhhh!

Could this be a user setting of some kind if you don't want to make a global change?

Many thanks for a great site even so.

Taylor514ce
09-03-2008, 06:23 PM
I'm not on staff, but feel confident in the answer: this site, as with most well-designed sites, is designed to fit the width of a monitor with 1024x768 resolution, the most common resolution. Furthermore, it is set to center on the screen. Thus the "wide margins" are an artifact of you using a higher resolution monitor.

Alexander Turcic
09-03-2008, 06:26 PM
Jay, in the bottom left, there is a drop-down menu allowing you to switch from "fixed" to "liquid".

daffy4u
09-03-2008, 06:26 PM
I like the margins. :)

pilotbob
09-03-2008, 06:27 PM
:help:Is it really necessary to have such wide margins on the Mobileread site. It is a bit of a pet hate of mine that so many sites waste large amounts of space on the screen.

Resize your browser so it is not so wide... you also reclaim some of your desktop this way. Having lines that are too wide actually make the site harder to read.

BOb

pilotbob
09-03-2008, 06:28 PM
Jay, in the bottom left, there is a drop-down menu allowing you to switch from "fixed" to "liquid".

Cool... they think of everything!

zelda_pinwheel
09-03-2008, 06:28 PM
it might be useful for you to switch to "liquid" display : scroll to the bottom of the page and on the left side of the blue bar you'll see a dropdown menu : select "liquid". this allows the site to adapt to the window size instead of forcing a fixed width. it should help.

zelda_pinwheel
09-03-2008, 06:28 PM
wow, i was REALLY slow here.

Alexander Turcic
09-03-2008, 06:31 PM
wow, i was REALLY slow here.

Yeah... we're talking about seconds here... :p

JayCeeEll
09-03-2008, 06:42 PM
I love liquid :drinks:

Thanks guys & gals for the a very quick response.

zelda_pinwheel
09-03-2008, 06:51 PM
Yeah... we're talking about seconds here... :p

hee ! :p sometimes a few seconds makes all the difference...

pilotbob
09-03-2008, 08:39 PM
hee ! :p sometimes a few seconds makes all the difference...

That's what she said.

Alexander Turcic
09-04-2008, 09:49 AM
That's what she said.

:rofl:

zelda_pinwheel
09-04-2008, 09:59 AM
you know i think this is the first time i actually understood that joke. :p

pilotbob
09-04-2008, 01:45 PM
you know i think this is the first time i actually understood that joke. :p

You actually made the joke... I just brought it home.

You should get the rim shot.

That's what she said!

BOb