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Re: [trinity-users] New TDE site released

From: Slávek Banko <slavek.banko@...>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:23:20 +0200
On Thursday 16 of October 2014 20:59:51 Timothy Pearson wrote:
> Careful...this sounds just a tad insulting.
>
> As mentioned on-list even though the *screen* is bigger than 1024 pixels
> wide doesn't mean the *browser* is set to that width.  This is after all a
> true windowing system that can have many restored windows of different
> sizes (unlike "Window 8" ;-)).
>
> You are also forgetting those of us who have mobile devices; while I
> wouldn't dream of doing real intensive work on them I do from time to time
> load up a Web page to check something or other.  I detest the pages that
> make me scroll back and forth every line to read text (Weather Underground
> classic scientific forecaster discussion, I'm looking at you!)
>
> Please try to be civil.  TDE is actually quite large, and as open source
> projects go fairly healthy.  So we're not the size of KDE or Gnome, so
> what?

I can confirm - I usually have a screen resolution of at least 1024, but very 
very rarely I have windows maximized. In fact, I consider maximizing windows 
as sickness :) That's why I do not like sites that compels me to maximize 
window just because they can not adapt to a smaller size.

Likewise seems to me silly when page limits its width instead make full use of 
the window size. It is the only user who can influence to the width of the 
browser window. And look silly if it remains, for example, 40% of the width 
on white background because the author decide greater width as inappropriate. 
Only if the page can adjust by the width of the window, allows for all users 
to view a page as it suits exactly for them. Otherwise, always will be 
someone for whom causes discomfort.

-- 
Slávek