[wp-hackers] The fixed with of the admin area

Matt speedboxer at gmail.com
Sun Mar 2 20:10:53 GMT 2008

If people want the box smaller, then they should just resize their browser
window, and people with large, widescreen monitors (including myself) should
be able to use more of it to write...

On Sun, Mar 2, 2008 at 10:57 AM, Andrew Ozz <admin at laptoptips.ca> wrote:

> Viper007Bond wrote:
> > Just updated my SVN install and noticed that now everything is a fixed
> width
> > (designed for a 1024 pixel screen).
> >
> > Words cannot emphasize how much I am against this. I personally run
> > 1600x1200 for the sole reason of not having to deal with this kinda
> stuff. I
> > like my input boxes nice and wide. I like not having to scroll
> vertically as
> > much. etc.
> >
> > I realize it's an easy edit on my part to fix it (and I'll probably
> release
> > a plugin to fix this if it stays this way), but please reconsider this
> > change. All that white space to the right looks ugly as sin and it
> really
> > hampers the ease of use of the admin area.
> >
> > For those on low resolution desktops, here's what I mean:
> > http://pic.phyrefile.com/2008/03/02/whitespace.jpg
> >
> If using TMCE you can always go to Fullscreen and have it as big as your
> monitor would let you :)
> There are a lot of studies about optimal line length, onscreen
> readability, etc. All suggest that 10" is best, but note that most users
> prefer 6" - 8". The current admin follows these findings.
> Also most themes have a fixed width for the post area, usually about 8",
> so keeping TMCE at about 8" wide would mimic how the post will look when
> published.
> In any case, try typing a 1000 words post in full screen in TMCE to see
> how it works for you.
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Matt (speedboxer at gmail.com)

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