Fixed Width

Mark.B

Well-known member
Had to do a new thread for this to draw attention to it, I spotted earlier that the style chooser has been enabled and there's a fixed width style available.

For those of us who are fans of fixed width styles on forums, try it out...XF looks even MORE amazing in fixed width.
 

Synoxis

Member
I love fixed widths and used them mostly because it makes long contents easier to read and view.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
Fixed width is extremely important to me so I'm very grateful to the guys for implementing something I personally requested.
 

Mark.B

Well-known member
There's validity in both views...my site is fixed width but has an option in the UserCP to go fluid//full width (it's not a separate style, it's a user option).

Myself, personally, I like the neatness a fixed width style gives, and it looks brilliant on here I have to say. But it's one of those personal preferences, there's no right or wrong.
 

CBI Web

Well-known member
Had to do a new thread for this to draw attention to it, I spotted earlier that the style chooser has been enabled and there's a fixed width style available.
For those of us who are fans of fixed width styles on forums, try it out...XF looks even MORE amazing in fixed width.

I switched to fixed width early today, and you're right it looks awesomer.



I wish fixed widths would die... no offense. :D
I also don't like fixed width in forums. :D
Still using 1024x768?
 

Kevin

Well-known member
I personally like fixed width forum styles for when the posts have really big paragraphs of text to read.
 

CBI Web

Well-known member
No, and that definitely isn't a reason why some people like fluid styles over fixed styles.;)
Ah, you like to cover up the pr0n while at work. I see. :p

But fixed width is still widely used and desired, not only because of wide screens but many site designs would suffer badly with fluid.
 

Kier

XenForo developer
Staff member
Personally, I like blocks of text to be no more than about 500-600 pixels wide. Anything more slows reading and makes the process feel more unnatural. I'll show something in a moment...
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
The reason why fixed width is easier to read is the human eye has limited side to side movement which remains comfortable so trying to read text which spans the whole width of a 24" screen introduces strain which then causes you to move your head to compensate.

What XenForo is currently set to is just about right.
Although I will increase it ever so slightly as I need 800px width as a minimum.
 

Mark.B

Well-known member
That looks really nice....and I don't normally like sidebars! How do you manage this Kier? :eek:
 
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