Is there anyway that hubs can be made wider? Or is there a reason they are like that?
There has been a lot of discussion about this on the forums. One of the latest:
This is what pauldeeds said about it:
"As for the width of the page, a lot of consideration went into the current width. The most important being that almost 10% of our visitors are still using a resolution of 800x600, so we could not exceed 800 pixels if we went with a fixed width layout. On top of that, a lot of usability studies seem to suggest that a line length of 4-5" is optimal for text readability so we tried to set the full width of a hub somewhere in that vicinity (although it obviously varies based on your monitor configuarion). We also considered the standard advertisement dimensions, and tried to make our design adaptable to as many of them as possible."
If you are interested in reading more, you can search the forums.
Thank you Stacie.
I was actually wondering the same question? I thought perhaps that it had something to do with 'advertisers'...
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Without making hubs wider, would it not be possible to give us a floating capsule occupying the (right) sidebar, below the last piece of generated content?
Hubs look pretty good at the top, but a long hub can look unnecessarily thin after the sidebar has run out of content. A floating capsule could put pics, text, etc in that space, without increasing the total body width.
That's a nice idea Paraglider. The top part of the hub looks fine, but on a long one it looks rather naked and skinny down the bottom end.
Really I just meant a capsule that was always the last one in the sidebar, after all the ads, related hubs etc were displayed. At present, we can't put content into the sidebar, but I can't see why we shouldn't have access to the sidebar below all the generated content
That's an interesting idea, paraglider...
I still like the idea of making it centered..
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