The greeting (Hey, user) - Login or Logout placement
Me, too. I have a new laptop, but I don't make my browser window very wide - it makes most web sites harder to read. So I can't see the "Hey user | logout" prompt unless I scroll right. And usability experts all know that making users scroll left or right is a Bad Thing.
>> Can't you just double-click the menu bar at
>> the top of the window and make the page fit
>> the entire window?
I never do this - it covers up too much of the desktop. That's my point - I don't use a wide browser window. The chowhound design assumes that I do. So it's not very usable for me.
Unfortunately, it is likely that the Chow website or software is intended for screen resolutions around 1280px wide to see the entire page width. At 1024px wide, things have to be side scrolled, of which is the issue.
It causes some silliness as a good portion of chat sites will automatically log you out at the most inopportune time, causing any work in progress to be lost.
For posting and login purposes I was merely requesting the slight change in the greeting line to be in a more convenient position, if at all possible. It is more easily monitored that way for some of us that needs the larger typeface for posting and typing.
Some of this is on my end as I now see. I noticed I was using a 16pt font. So when dropping down to 12pt font the entire window shrinks.
OK-Ok- Its all my falt, but still it could use a move when I can swap fonts to read something.