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Old Oct 17, 2011, 06:58 PM
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Tried it and switched back before too long. Fixed width is a giant step backwards. Layout is clean...almost too clean; harder to read in all screens except for actual thread. I'm all for change, but a change for the sake of change, really isn't a change. Just window dressing.

If you must tinker, how about a mobile theme that automatically senses your on a mobile device, and adapts accordingly.

If for some odd reason you decide this is the way to go, at least leave the old (current) theme as an option.
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 07:23 PM
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> Layout is fixed to be 1000 pixels wide

No.
Now stuff has horizontal scrollbar, DO NOT WANT. Back to fluid layout please. Not everyone wants to dedicate 100% of a screen to a browser, mine are running at around ~1000x800 window. And no, I'm not hurting for pixel space, 2x 2048x1152 + 1x 3840x2400. I just don't need RCG window taking up more space than that.
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 07:29 PM
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Love the concept, but it defiantly doesn't have its wings yet. Of course I'm guessing you've figured out you need to get rid of the gray sides. Also When I go to a page like Electric Planes its a little too clean I can't differentiate between hot threads and categories I shouldn't have to visualize the old version. Just need to dot the i(Get the resolution right) and cross the t's (put some lines/spacers in). I'm interested to dig deeper into the beta version and give you some more feedback.

P.S. Adding more smilies is always safe i want to smile in a hundred different heads
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 07:29 PM
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I agree!! Why Why do the computer geeks always have to mess.
As one lending towards the geek side I can't help but smile.
Oh congratulations on your even 256 post count anniversary!
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 07:32 PM
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Only looked at beta for a few seconds but I totally agree that fixed width is a big step in the WRONG direction. Also, the contrast was much worse and made it harder to read IMO.
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 08:05 PM
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I am wondering if they have gone to a fixed with in order to more easily skin the left and right margins for advertising. The site I work for does this.

I'd agree that, otherwise, it doesn't really seem to make a lot of sense, functionally.
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 08:23 PM
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This forum site is by far my favorite forum site for functionality i.e. hyperlink to video instantly and accessibility among other things. Please don't change those thiings. I will check out the new beta style soon... just had top chime in about the things I already love about this website forum. Terry, thanks for the opportunity for this feedback thread.
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 08:32 PM
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Instead of a fixed width, I think it should be more of a percentage width, like only filling 98% of the screen size, rather than just 1000 pixels. On most common (smallish) monitors thats an annoying ~20% unused
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 09:06 PM
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why doesnt it fit in the window? there is gray space on the side
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 09:45 PM
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Don't like it at all.......
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 10:27 PM
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Fixed Width.... Not soo much.
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 10:27 PM
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I am wondering if they have gone to a fixed with in order to more easily skin the left and right margins for advertising. The site I work for does this.

I'd agree that, otherwise, it doesn't really seem to make a lot of sense, functionally.
This was my thought as well.
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 10:29 PM
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Looks nice, but the fixed width makes the Ezone articles look terrible if the article's contents are a little too wide.

Take Jon's awesome Pilatus Porter Review for example...
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1490277

Fixed width...toss it out with the trash!
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 10:32 PM
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Arggh! I knew I shouldn't have changed anything. Now I'm stuck in mobile view and it sucks! There is no longer an option in "my RcGroups" to get to settings and change it back (even if I click Full Version at the bottom). If someone could PM me with any help that would be great.
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 10:45 PM
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Don't like it, harder to read, fixed width is idiotic with forums with pictures and how to stuff. This would be a huge step backwards in usability. Why do you think people buy large monitors, to have gobs of useless space and micro display in the middle? If this is the future then keep it!
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