Formatting and fundraising update

Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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13 Responses

  1. Tally says:

    The new format is not very friendly unless you have a widescreen monitor. I am using Firefox on a monitor with 1280×1024 resolution. I cannot see the full, 3-column layout on my screen, even with the window maximized. The right side is truncated and I have to horizontal scroll to see the full page. It appears you are using absolute dimensions instead of dynamically sizing the page elements. Not very friendly for anyone who deviates from the developer’s particular configuration.

    Ideally, you should set the page to have a width of 100% with absolute min and max widths specified to accommodate the extremes in screen resolutions and window sizes. For example, I use the following in my css file:
    #container{width:100%; max-width:1100px; min-width:760px;}
    The minimum width accommodates 800×600 screens. The maximum width prevents the page from being too wide when users have a widescreen monitor. The page dynamically adjusts width between those two extremes. There is also code for the different browser implementations, but the snippet above gives you a general idea what I am talking about.Report

  2. MFarmer says:

    I like this the best so far.Report

  3. Count me as surprised that even a well-trafficked website that is overwhelmingly text with the occasional picture presents a financial burden requiring a fund-raiser to support/defray its continued operation.

    What are TLOOG’s monthly users and bandwidth requirements?Report

  4. Michael Drew says:

    This format adds functional utility that I see as worth whatever aesthetic compromises from the old look it entails. Good job tinkering.Report

  5. Rufus F. says:

    Okay, I really like the formatting too. I do have one request and hopefully this change will not cause the software to launch missles at Russia- I liked the little bio boxes. I’m still trying to keep everyone straight here since we have lots of new people with very interesting biographies. So I liked those.Report

  6. RTod says:

    And now four columns! (which I like). It seems like everytime I come back there’s some change – either really obvious, or a small Where’s Waldo tweak I have to hunt for.

    It reminds me of that Halloween Simpsons, where Homer keeps going back in time to the dinosaur age and changing the future. The way he feels everytime he comes back to present day, cautiously looking about to see what’s different THIS time… That’s how I’ve felt coming back to the League this week.Report