If it weren't for the horizontal scroll, I wouldn't mind the new look. I like the new banner It took me a while to find "view unread posts" and decipher the icons to know which ones were unread and which were read. For a new look that is so BIG in so many ways, it's rather odd that the unread post icon is miniscule.
I hate styles that don't stretch.
Only when sites stop supporting 800x600 will people start to realize they either need to change their resolution or get a new screen.
Only when sites start using percentage widths rather than fixed will people start to realize that there is little need to dictate to others to change their resolutions and/or get new monitors. To those who suggest buying new monitors and discarding the old monitors that are perfectly serviceable in every respect but for viewing fixed width large image websites, can you spell "landfill"?
I too am using 800x600 resolution. Why? (Is it really anyone's business but mine that I do not want to shell out the cash for a new video card in order to stop the computer from crashing at a higher resolution?) Most sites I go to are completely readable. I can't remember the last time I saw such a horizontal scroll.
Please note that if I were using the high resolution that would show the huge empty space, I'd be just as critical.
Image widths can be put in percentages too... that's the beauty of css.
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