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Not Planned Sub Forum (threaddisplay)

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Shelley, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Just curious whether the devs (and comunity) feel it would be better for the subforums (thread display) to have a 2 coloumn layout if more than one is created? Rather than display vertically on top of one another side by side would be a efficient way of saving space. (Mockup Below)
     

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  2. Safin

    Safin Member

    I like your mockup Shelley.
    The only issue might be if the name of the forum is a bit on the longer side and you are viewing the forum on a low resolution (eg on a netbook)
     
  3. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    I had actually thought of doing that to a template on one of my vB sites
     
  4. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I'll be doing it for one of my forums (when I purchase it). I think this saves lots of important vertical space and you still have ample room with the subforums.
     
  5. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    I rather they be in a single panel, but I would prefer a two column layout.

    With just a space between the sub-forums (Just enough to show they are separate), I think it would be much cleaner.
     
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    As long as the forum title isn't too long, that would be a nice layout.

    Have to make sure it works for the fixed width style too though.
     
  7. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    I think so, too. I will try it out and see how it works :)
     
  8. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    I'm sure you could get the words to wrap...but not sure if that necessarily would look nice, though
     
  9. Princeton

    Princeton Well-Known Member

    it will be too hard to manage on a global scale (many customers)

    some members will complain why one box is bigger than the other (long titles/description will make box bigger)

    others will complain about spacing issues - floating the boxes may leave white-space
     
  10. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    If you give the subforum a 50% equality size (users able to select %) then I don't forsee this being a problem but more of a new feature to the forum world. On default boards anyway.

    Spacing the boxes can be minute so it goes unnoticeable but enough to distinguish them apart. obviously there are other issues to deal with like sub forums with say 3 forums but I'm sure with some brainstorming here a solution can be found or the odd numbered forum expands to a 100% untill an even numbered is put in.
     
  11. Princeton

    Princeton Well-Known Member

    too many anomalies to consider - something like this will be hard to support
     
  12. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    We never said it was going to be easy. Where would the fun in that be if things where too simple. No Xenforo. :)
     

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