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    Contributed by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 06 @ 10:41:57 GMT

    Site Updates
    It was not long time ago when I didn't need a horizontal scroll bar to browse the debianplanet site. Why the middle column is staticly set to be so wide that prevents the page to entirely fit on the screeen? I think a mark of good design is to make a page fit in a wide limits of width of the browser.

    Generally, this site is a good idea and I enjoy reading the contents.

    DanielS: I blame php-nuke.

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    Re: design (Score: 2, Insighful)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 06 @ 11:07:46 GMT

    DanielS: just fix it then

    there's an active list of maintainers developping nuke via cvs


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    Re: design (Score: 1)
    by bronto on Tuesday, November 06 @ 11:38:38 GMT
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    That's "The DeMuDi project" scoop fault. It has a lonk link that forces the central cells wider than they would be normally. I guess the problem will disappear as soon as that box goes out.


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    Re: design (Score: 2, Informative)
    by LFTL on Tuesday, November 06 @ 19:43:07 GMT
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    "DanielS: I blame php-nuke."

    I blame the green theme. Try switching, when I use green I have a hugely wide page. Switching back to the old theme yields a much more readable page.


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    OT: Please rewrite awkward messages for readability. (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 07 @ 04:12:50 GMT

    I mean no offense to whoever posted the message, or anyone else for that matter. It's just that it would be a nice service for the readers if the editors would re-write questions like this:

    Not long ago DebianPlanet rendered without a horizontal scroll bar on my computer. Why is the middle column set to be so wide that the page doesn't fit on the screen? A key element of good web design is using page layout which is device-independent and size-agnostic.

    I like this site's premise and enjoy reading it. I hope my critique is useful.

    Along the same lines, the 10pt font is a tad small. I have Galeon set to 130% font size to compensate. It would be more browser-friendly to use relative font sizes rather than absolute.

    ...or maybe I just need a bigger monitor...

    jingle bells, jingle bells...

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    Re: design (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 07 @ 16:37:43 GMT

    While we're on the topic, does anyone else find the black text on the dark background makes the comments hard to read? Not all browsers or systems render color the same, and on some machines, the black-on-dark is frustratingly hard to read.

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