[wp-hackers] What happened to the right margin?

Dan Larkin nitephire at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 22:09:34 GMT 2008

I'll second the fact that it's hard to write on wide screens.  In fact it's
freakishly hard to do when I enter fullscreen mode on my 1920x1200 monitor
(normally I don't notice it as much because I use a bookmarks sidebar in
Firefox and Google Desktop's sidebar on the other side, in addition to a
docked Pidgin buddy list window, but regardless...).  I think that doing
away with the right margin convention was good though, especially for the
top menu.  That said, I feel like page elements would benefit from a maximum
width.  I like having things lined up on the left rather than centered, just
because there's no visual border on the left other than the window edge.  If
that's changed it could work I guess.

:: Dan Larkin

On 2/28/08, Ronald Heft <ron at cavemonkey50.com> wrote:
> I'm all for setting a limit on the window width, but I think if we do so,
> it
> needs to be centered, not left aligned like it previously was.
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 3:23 PM, Andrew Ozz <admin at laptoptips.ca> wrote:
> > Looking at all admin pages in maximized window on cheap 1440x900 LCD.
> > Without the white margin on the right most have quite large white areas
> > in the middle that makes them feel a bit awkward.
> >
> > However all pages that include the editor become hard to use. At 1440px
> > width the editor is over 1100px wide! It's pretty hard to read/write
> > with so long lines. And many people have screens with higher resolution
> > too.
> >
> > Are there plans to put the right margin back in? Perhaps we can make it
> > shrink to about 10px at 800px window width (which looks good and keeps
> > it usable) and expand to about 300px at 1440px?
> >
> > Other option would be to add max-width to some pages, although I think
> > liquid is better.
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