"New" TH design template - why?

muzzel

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I always wanted to ask why the style of this website was changed into this incredibly annoying ~400px fixed-width shit. I know its been there for quite some time but after it was changed i didnt bother logging in anymore because i found it impossible to work with the new website, so im asking now: Why?

Whenever i want to read a sourcecode on this website i have to copy the whole thing and paste it into a texteditor to read it because its simply impossible to properly read a text when you have to scroll left and right for each line.

Apart from that, the "hide" buttons look really silly, when i click on them there is some animation fading the hidden content in or out. Well- at least thats what should happen. For me it just lags and looks all weird.

My only explanation is that whoever initiated this change secretly works for another website, like http://hiveworkshop.com and tries to kill TheHelper. If thats the case then just ignore this post ;)
If thats not the case and the webmaster just wanted to make something new then please keep in mind: "different" is not necessarily "better".
 

Ghan

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For general viewing, I think fixed width looks fine, but I definitely completely agree with your point about trying to read code tags. It would be nice if we could try the style for the new xenForo version with floating width so that it takes up the whole screen. That might look better and be more usable.
 

Accname

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I actually like the fixed width for the general forum view.
if the website would take my entire big ass display then I would always have to swing my head from left to right to read the sub-forum title / last-active-thread title or thread title / reply-count etc.

How about a setting where you could activate / deactivate fixed width.
 

Wizard

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For general viewing, I think fixed width looks fine, but I definitely completely agree with your point about trying to read code tags. It would be nice if we could try the style for the new xenForo version with floating width so that it takes up the whole screen. That might look better and be more usable.

Done.
The new style is totally fluid.
 

Wizard

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I always wanted to ask why the style of this website was changed into this incredibly annoying ~400px fixed-width shit. I know its been there for quite some time but after it was changed i didnt bother logging in anymore because i found it impossible to work with the new website, so im asking now: Why?

Whenever i want to read a sourcecode on this website i have to copy the whole thing and paste it into a texteditor to read it because its simply impossible to properly read a text when you have to scroll left and right for each line.

Apart from that, the "hide" buttons look really silly, when i click on them there is some animation fading the hidden content in or out. Well- at least thats what should happen. For me it just lags and looks all weird.

My only explanation is that whoever initiated this change secretly works for another website, like http://hiveworkshop.com and tries to kill TheHelper. If thats the case then just ignore this post ;)
If thats not the case and the webmaster just wanted to make something new then please keep in mind: "different" is not necessarily "better".
For general viewing, I think fixed width looks fine, but I definitely completely agree with your point about trying to read code tags. It would be nice if we could try the style for the new xenForo version with floating width so that it takes up the whole screen. That might look better and be more usable.

http://dev.thehelper.net

How about a setting where you could activate / deactivate fixed width.

I'll see what I can do.
 

Accname

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Done.
The new style is totally fluid.
Ugh, its horrible.
Just look at this:
image3.png

How far the forum-name and the last-post are apart. I have to, like, shake my head wildly from left to right to go through all forums looking for new posts.

Before we had a lot of space wasted on the sides. But now we waste the space in the center.
And to be honest, I d rather waste it on the sides instead.
 

Monovertex

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Umm, do you browse the Internet on a billboard?

I have a 24" full hd monitor and I just have to move my eye balls, not the entire head.

Besides, for the new posts things you can look at the icon besides the thread name.

I think it's better if we go fluid.
 

The Helper

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I would like to see different post icons than just those grey boxes. Can we get an icon pack like on the last style?

Also where is portal?
 
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