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Aug 10, 2010 11:57 AM

too much white space

The new stylesheet has way too much white space, and puts even less text on each screen, so more scrolling to read a long topic. What was a minor design flaw is now a problem.

New posts seem to appear in a larger font with wider line spacing. Hard to read.

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  1. I completely agree. Way, way too much wasted space everywhere. But the amount of white space surrounding collapsed posts is totally absurd. 30px on the left and a total height of 80px? You gotta be kidding.

    1. When you go back to a thread you've contributed to, and all of the previous posts are closed, there's WAY, WAY too much space around those closed posts. That really needs to be tightened up a LOT.

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      1. re: LindaWhit

        Half my 19" screen is WHITE. The font is horrible and the contrast is nonexistent. And I have my Zoom level set at 125%. I hate this!

        1. re: Gio

          Interestingly, I have a slightly grayish background with a darker gray border around various posts. The only white I'm seeing is within the posts.

          ETA - ahhh, NOW I see where there's a shiteload of white space. When I go to MyChow. It's ALL WHITE SPACE, ALL THE TIME!!!!!

          Sheesh - why can't they just make everything UNIFORM? Make that a slightly gray background, and it's WAY easier on the eyes.

          1. re: LindaWhit

            While I 'm able to accept change gracefully, mostly, this is really annoying me. This redesign is regresssion, not progress.

            1. re: Gio

              Agree on the regression. It's a "negative improvement", IMO.

        2. re: LindaWhit

          Hi LindaWhit,

          I believe that issue is directly related to the extra padding (amount of white border around text) that is in each CH response cell.

          We will tighten that up over the next couple of days, thanks for bringing this to our attention.

          1. re: The Chowhound Team

            Many, many thanks, CH Team. The previous version's padding didn't seem to bother anyone - so if it could go back to that to prevent an inordinate amount of scrolling on long threads, it would be much appreciated.

            1. re: LindaWhit


              The intention actually wasn't to change it. When migrating such a massive amount of data to a new environment these type of unexpected issues can come up, we will be working diligently over the coming days to correct these issues.

        3. Way too much white everywhere. Less than 10 minutes and I have a queasy headache already. I;ll check in the next few days to see if there's a correction but if not, so long, Hounds, it's been nice knowing you!

          1. When I say "white space," I mean blank. Sometimes it's all white (hard on the eyes), sometimes it's gray.

            This is arguably regression, a similar issue from a few years ago was addressed by offering a choice of three color schemes, which option was apparently removed at some point.

            1. Horrible! I'm with you greygarious