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Make hubs wider

  1. belief713 profile image78
    belief713posted 10 years ago

    Is there anyway that hubs can be made wider? Or is there a reason they are like that?

  2. Stacie Naczelnik profile image72
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 10 years ago

    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.

  3. LdsNana-AskMormon profile image88
    LdsNana-AskMormonposted 10 years ago

    Thank you Stacie.

    I was actually wondering the same question?  I thought perhaps that it had something to do with 'advertisers'...

    Appreciate those who ask the questions, that I am thinking...


  4. belief713 profile image78
    belief713posted 10 years ago

    Yes, thank you. I didn't know you could search just the forums...I thought you could only search hubs! I learn something new everyday.

    1. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      The forums are only searchable from the main forum page at http://hubpages.com/forum/

      The search field at the top of every page only gives hub results.

  5. Stacie Naczelnik profile image72
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 10 years ago

    I recently figured out you can search the forums too.  Silly, because the search box has been there!  I guess we don't see things until we need them sometimes.

  6. Betty Jo Petty profile image59
    Betty Jo Pettyposted 10 years ago

    Live and Learn! 

    Practice, which is what I'm doing.  Practicing using my computer, learning more about it, and
    learning more about Hub Pages at the same time.

    My children know how these things work, I'm working hard to catch up.

    A few years on a computer just isn't enough!  Betty Jo

  7. Paraglider profile image93
    Paragliderposted 10 years ago

    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.

    1. belief713 profile image78
      belief713posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      What's a floating capsule?

  8. caspar profile image66
    casparposted 10 years ago

    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.

  9. Paraglider profile image93
    Paragliderposted 10 years ago

    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

    1. Peter M. Lopez profile image86
      Peter M. Lopezposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I think this is an excellent idea.

  10. Whitney05 profile image83
    Whitney05posted 10 years ago

    That's an interesting idea, paraglider...

    I still like the idea of making it centered..