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:::::::::I made it 700 pixels (got EC'd, looked at the 70% thing, preferred the fixed width).  I don't really like % widths, since they end up huge on a wide monitor.  I note you also got rid of the pretty box within a box :( Oh well. {{User:Human/sig|}} 01:41, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
 
:::::::::I made it 700 pixels (got EC'd, looked at the 70% thing, preferred the fixed width).  I don't really like % widths, since they end up huge on a wide monitor.  I note you also got rid of the pretty box within a box :( Oh well. {{User:Human/sig|}} 01:41, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
 
::::::::::It cause overlap problems on small monitor though. If you think Toast was having problems on her phone before, she is going to have more on a fixed width. {{User:Π/Sig|}} 01:48, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
 
::::::::::It cause overlap problems on small monitor though. If you think Toast was having problems on her phone before, she is going to have more on a fixed width. {{User:Π/Sig|}} 01:48, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
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:::::::::::I have made it 725 so no words fall onto a new line. {{User:Π/Sig|}} 01:50, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

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Fonts

Couldn't we make them a little bit smaller? I guess you must have a high pixel count monitor Human as it looks fine to me but the current box is too big - almost CPish. Jollyfish.gifGenghis Marauding 02:20, 7 January 2008 (EST)

Yeah, I'm running like a billion by a billion screen size, I guess (1280 by something?) But I can read RW jes' fine on it, but any "smaller" size type turns into flypoop. I think legibility rules over smallability? IE, we could make things tiny, tiny, tiny, but why? Just as we remember small screen sizes, we gotta 'member old fogies and our damn glasses! humanUser talk:Human 06:32, 7 January 2008 (EST)
I am an old fogey too (probably older than you) but on my 1280 the Useful Links box is rather dominating. I like legibility but appreciate clarity of layout as well. That's one reason I hate CP's main page, it's just so ugly, contains too much stuff, is poorly laid out (too much old junk) and has a crap set of colors. Of course it has been designed largely by kids so what can you expect? In contrast, RW's main page is easy on the eye and not too cluttered (and apart from on odd tweak nothing to do with me). I also don't like the double border on our Links box, it's rather old fashioned now and reminds me of the web stuff I used to do when hand coding HTML back in the mid-nineties. Jollyfish.gifGenghis Wanting a nicely designed wiki 06:18, 21 August 2019 (EST) (more like 7 January I think)
Can you email me (or post here) a screen shot of how it looks so bad? I'm running a bit under 1280 by X, and it's only, say, the top quarter of the screen (including other junk) before changes start getting listed. And it's "wicked" easy to scroll down a bit with my mouse wheel. As far as the box, I think it's just an html table with "border=1", which, as you say, results in that web 1.0 clunky look. I think if it was set up using "div" tags the border could be prettier. By the way, that's a really bizarre way to timestamp your post(s)! Since, it, um, doesn't timestamp them. But I think you already fixed it by now. humanUser talk:Human 02:12, 10 January 2008 (EST)

To-do list

Should we add the to-do list to this? Perhaps replace "wanted pages" with it? ħumanUser talk:Human 23:03, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

Yes. Scarlet A.pngtheist 17:51, 23 October 2009 (UTC)
Ah, it is on there. I must be having a special. Scarlet A.pngtheist 17:51, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

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lonely pages - 1 (Creative commons) remove?

dead ends - 2 (1. Main Page 2. Page That Will Never Be Written) remove?

Doesn't matter on a PC/laptop but on a phone it takes up the whole screen.

This message brought to you by: Toastrespondand honey 07:29, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

So don't try it on a phone? ħumanUser talk:Human 07:39, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Make this collapsible?

It would save space above RC and WL, sometimes the holydazes pile up and the whole top of the screen is just various headers. Sure, I could keep it scrolled down, but then I wouldn't see those cherished orange boxes when they pop up.

Thoughts on this? Is there a way to make it a user preference, perhaps? ħumanUser talk:Human 20:22, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

As a user preference would be good if possible. Alternatively the box could be fully visible to BoNs but collapsed for established users; I think these links are aimed at noobs more than regulars. ωεαşεζøίɗWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 20:34, 10 November 2009 (UTC)
I like your second idea as a default; user pref to keep it expanded would be a nice option, I'm sure someone uses them frequently, somewhere. How easy would that "visible to BONs" feature be to implement? ħumanUser talk:Human 20:45, 10 November 2009 (UTC)
OK, I implemented the simple (always collapsed) version. I suppose I will now see a lot of feedback ;) ħumanUser talk:Human 20:58, 10 November 2009 (UTC)
Feedback: I like it. Saves a lot bit of scrolling. Toast& marmitechat 21:00, 10 November 2009 (UTC)
Glad you do. Now, shall we stick the holydaze in a box and collapse them, too? Hmmmmm... ħumanUser talk:Human 21:03, 10 November 2009 (UTC)
I am actually finding that very annoying, can we at least fix the width so it is the same size folded as unfolded? - π 00:13, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
I dunno, where is the collapsible-thingy span style stored? Ok, one way would be a string of nbsps as wide as the box in the header line. I shall try to break it anon. ħumanUser talk:Human 01:34, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
I have mad it 70% of the page width. Do you like? - π 01:37, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
I made it 700 pixels (got EC'd, looked at the 70% thing, preferred the fixed width). I don't really like % widths, since they end up huge on a wide monitor. I note you also got rid of the pretty box within a box :( Oh well. ħumanUser talk:Human 01:41, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
It cause overlap problems on small monitor though. If you think Toast was having problems on her phone before, she is going to have more on a fixed width. - π 01:48, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
I have made it 725 so no words fall onto a new line. - π 01:50, 11 November 2009 (UTC)