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Old 09-03-2008, 05:19 PM   #1
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Wide margins on Mobileread

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.
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:23 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:26 PM   #3
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Jay, in the bottom left, there is a drop-down menu allowing you to switch from "fixed" to "liquid".
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:26 PM   #4
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I like the margins.
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:27 PM   #5
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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.

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Old 09-03-2008, 05:28 PM   #6
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Jay, in the bottom left, there is a drop-down menu allowing you to switch from "fixed" to "liquid".
Cool... they think of everything!
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:28 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:28 PM   #8
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wow, i was REALLY slow here.
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:31 PM   #9
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wow, i was REALLY slow here.
Yeah... we're talking about seconds here...
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:42 PM   #10
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:51 PM   #11
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Yeah... we're talking about seconds here...
hee ! sometimes a few seconds makes all the difference...
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Old 09-03-2008, 07:39 PM   #12
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hee ! sometimes a few seconds makes all the difference...
That's what she said.
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Old 09-04-2008, 08:49 AM   #13
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Old 09-04-2008, 08:59 AM   #14
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you know i think this is the first time i actually understood that joke.
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you know i think this is the first time i actually understood that joke.
You actually made the joke... I just brought it home.

You should get the rim shot.

That's what she said!

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