Not planned Sub Forum (threaddisplay)

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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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)
 

jmurrayhead

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)
I had actually thought of doing that to a template on one of my vB sites
 

Shelley

Well-known member
I had actually thought of doing that to a template on one of my vB sites
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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

jmurrayhead

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

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
 

Shelley

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
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.
 
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