Narrow Column Width And Small Type Worse Than It's Ever Been
Hi Maria Lorraine,
We're unable to reproduce anything on our end at the moment. Out of curiosity, what happens when you do try Ctrl+0 or zoom in on the pages you're seeing? Based on what you're saying and what your screenshots show, it does seem like. Note that you wouldn't necessarily be seeing this on other websites...it might be only on Chowhound that this has inadvertently happened.
re: Dave MP
The page will zoom, of course. I know the tricks backwards and forwards.
All other websites are launching correctly. Chowhound is the only page loading this way.
This is a repeat of the design error folks complained about after the recent re-launch.
Take a look at your programming for column width. That's where the error is.
You're probably using a mobile device width parameter for computer screens, instead of separate design parameters for each device. Different devices require different architecture and design parameters.
Take a look at the main column width, and the other columns, like the one titled Discussions You Might Like. These need their width tweaked.
The columns are loading as one single continuous long column rather than side by side spanning the width of the computer screen. Lots of wasted real estate, and a lower number of clicks to other other links as a result.
Try it with Firefox 17.0.1.
Yes, the problem persists.
You do not have a MULTIPLE COLUMN LAYOUT.
Everything is in a single column format.
This page with this thread appears as
ONE LONG CONTINUOUS COLUMN FIVE FEET LONG.
You need to use CSS or the HTML <div> Elements so that you have multiple columns running across the breadth of the computer screen.
Here's another screen shot -- be sure to blow it up to full size.
Take note than the Chowhound Profile info does not show up to the right of the main column, but rather is at the bottom of the one very long continuous column.
So, let's talk money. Your advertisers and
sponsored links are buried at the bottom of a five-foot column. Fewer clicks for them means they're not so keen on Chowhound.
This design error actually has an effect on your bottom line.
This sure looks like a browser compatiblity issue to me. The only way I get the single column with 'sidebar' at the bottom is to set Chrome zoom to 90% or smaller. IE and Opera keep the 2 columns just fine.
IE9 has some other glitches, such as initially putting the reply at the bottom of the page.