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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jun 3, 2013

Switching Over To Wider Layout - Feedback Please

We're testing out a wider layout on CrazyEngineers. The notable change is that we've made the sidebar wider by about 50 pixels. The overall width of the site has also been made wider by 50 pixels so that the actual content area remains unaffected.

We wish to know how does the site display on your monitor. Does the site appear all within the boundaries or is there any overlapping?

Do you like the wider layout?

PS: Wider layout will allow us to do a lot of good things in the sidebar. However, we'll switch over to earlier layout if CEans do not like the layout. We've created a poll to make the feedback easier. If you have any comment, please do share it with us below.
Sanyam Khurana
Sanyam Khurana • Jun 3, 2013
It's fine with me, I like it...
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jun 3, 2013
I'd be better if CEans could tell us what's the screen size of their machines? We currently only have knowledge of overall resolution CEans are using to access CrazyEngineers.
Abhishek Rawal
Abhishek Rawal • Jun 4, 2013
Kaustubh Katdare
I'd be better if CEans could tell us what's the screen size of their machines? We currently only have knowledge of overall resolution CEans are using to access CrazyEngineers.
Screen Resolution : 1366 x 768
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jun 4, 2013
Abhishek Rawal
Screen Resolution : 1366 x 768
Do the side-boarders touch the browser in full width mode?
Abhishek Rawal
Abhishek Rawal • Jun 4, 2013
Kaustubh Katdare
Do the side-boarders touch the browser in full width mode?
Nope.
Both ends have some empty space. You can utilise 'em.

As I am using Ubuntu, some space is consumed by Unity launcher, so add some more for non-ubuntu users.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jun 4, 2013
The point is not on utilising the space. Just that the increased width shoudn't have mess up with the boundaries. I'm quite sure the layout will work fine for most of the users.
Abhishek Rawal
Abhishek Rawal • Jun 4, 2013
I assume, the users with max. 1024 x 768 resolution will have side borders touching the browser.
lal
lal • Jun 4, 2013
1600 X 900
Empty space on both sides.
Screen
Harshad Italiya
Harshad Italiya • Jun 4, 2013
It looks good and love this wider layout.
graphite
graphite • Jun 4, 2013
Empty space on both sides in my machine too.
Screen Resolution : 1366 x 768
Jeffrey Arulraj
Jeffrey Arulraj • Jun 4, 2013
Only it is creating a problem in 1024* 764 aspect so no issues hope the upgrade is not a single one

Awaiting a package here
Abhishek Rawal
Abhishek Rawal • Jun 4, 2013
Conqueror
hope the upgrade is not a single one
Awaiting a package here
The new features gonna change entire face of CE, trust that 😁
Abhijit Dey
Abhijit Dey • Jun 4, 2013
I have a Full HD screen 1920x1080

ce

Looks great. Was hoping for the recent activity in threads to show more than 5 recent posts. That way we won't miss out on much if there was a flood of new threads.
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare • Jun 4, 2013
I love wide. I always use one zoom mode on CE community. You guys should try it too. The font looks doubly clean and clear and makes you type more. 😁

Abhishek Rawal Can't really wait for the changes to come. This upgrade should be the awesomest in CE History.
Wider look, looks good.
Ankita Katdare, Abhishek Rawal -- Any clue ?? 😁

-CB
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jun 4, 2013
...okay, I hope people aren't confusing between the following two things -

  • Next Upgrade (improvements, modifications to existing features, new smilies etc.)
  • Next 'Cool' Thing which is being teased through sidebar.
They are TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT THINGS. 😁 And each has its own discussion thread.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jun 4, 2013
Someone's voted that the older layout looked good. Could you tell us what specific problems you're facing? It'll help us fix things asap.
Jeffrey Arulraj
Jeffrey Arulraj • Jun 4, 2013
I first saw the older layout in a 1024 * 764 screen that is my bad I found half the side bar sticking out and additional scrolling was needed

PS: Is there a way of recasting votes 😳😳
lal
lal • Jun 5, 2013
Conqueror
I first saw the older layout in a 1024 * 764 screen that is my bad I found half the side bar sticking out and additional scrolling was needed

PS: Is there a way of recasting votes 😳😳
There may be an option 'fit to width' in the page zoom settings. Might help to get a better viewing experience.
lal
lal • Jun 5, 2013
Conqueror
I first saw the older layout in a 1024 * 764 screen that is my bad I found half the side bar sticking out and additional scrolling was needed

PS: Is there a way of recasting votes 😳😳
There may be an option 'fit to width' in the page zoom settings. Might help to get a better viewing experience.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jun 5, 2013
lal
There may be an option 'fit to width' in the page zoom settings. Might help to get a better viewing experience.
Not really, it'll break several things that will be launched on CE in coming days.
Kaustubh Katdare
I'd be better if CEans could tell us what's the screen size of their machines? We currently only have knowledge of overall resolution CEans are using to access CrazyEngineers.
1280 x 960 HP 18" diagonal monitor.
The CE screen occupies only 80% of the width. Easy to read. Looks nice. It will be good if it can be retained.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jun 5, 2013
Yes. We are retaining it. 😀
I use 1024 * 768 resolution!

CE page looks good , only problem is I have to move the bar at the bottom to check the whole page which is quite irritating.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jun 12, 2013
Majority of the audience have voted in favor of the wider layout. Now, the issue is that a large number of CEans would just see the site fine; but ~20-22k visitors every month would see a scrollbar at the bottom and may miss our teasers/content in the sidebar.

The only solution is to switch to a narrower layout as before.

English-Scared : How did the site look before we switched over to the wider layout? Were there unnecessary scrollbars?
The bottom scroll bar is a bit irritating at times. Since to reply to a post or a read any post it looks good. But If I have to check the top of the page i have to check the attached image.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jun 12, 2013
In the interest of about 21-25k of our visitors who are still using 1024x768 resolution, we're narrowing our sidebar. There's really a tradeoff between the sidebar width and the content width.

With the new width of the sidebar, I think on 1024x768 display; the borders of the site 'just touch' the screen.

Can someone quickly confirm if there are no scrollbars or overlaping with this new update?

Tagging English-Scared.
I use a 1024x768 display and there are no scrollbars or overlapping.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jun 12, 2013
Satya Swaroop Dash
I use a 1024x768 display and there are no scrollbars or overlapping.
Good to hear that. You're talking about the bottom scrollbar, right? I think the boundaries of the site however touch the browser's edge, leaving no space in between. Is that right?

Also, with the wider sidebar; were you getting a scrollbar at the bottom?
In Opera, there is no scrollbar in the bottom.
Opera
But in Firefox and Chrome there is a scrollbar. Just some area appears out. I mean a few pixels as you can see from the screenshots below.
Firefox Chrome
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jun 12, 2013
Are you on 100% zoom? Hit ctrl+0 (zero) to reset zoom level. Can't go narrower than this.
Checked with Ctrl + 0, the same results.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jun 12, 2013
Satya Swaroop Dash
Checked with Ctrl + 0, the same results.
I think it's because of the scrollbar size. I hope it's not annoying though. We really can't go narrower than this.
lal
lal • Jun 12, 2013
It is because, Opera renders CSS the best 😁 You never mess up in Opera 😛

The auto fit option could be 'on' in Opera. Check.
lal
It is because, Opera renders CSS the best 😁 You never mess up in Opera 😛
The auto fit option could be 'on' in Opera. Check.
Yes lal the fit to width option is on.
and Kaustubh Katdare, the minuscule scrollbar on the bottom is not that annoying, its the page is displayed just well and scrolling is not needed at all to view the contents.
I dont see a bottom scroll bar at all 😀 Looks great now!!
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jun 13, 2013
English-Scared
I dont see a bottom scroll bar at all 😀 Looks great now!!
Which browser+OS are you using and what's the resolution? Also check if you are viewing at 100% zoom.
My zoom is 100%. OS is Windows XP and browser is chrome 22.0.1229.95 m.
Jeffrey Arulraj
Jeffrey Arulraj • Jun 13, 2013
XP + FF there is scroll bar but it is insignificant so no issues here as well

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