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Offline van Gemeren

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Home Page Really Wide
« on: April 21, 2005, 18:25:32 »
I know photos stretch the page a bit, but that isn't what is causing it. It is only the army.ca first page that does it. I have Firefox 1.0.3.
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Re: Home Page Really Wide
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2005, 18:38:04 »
The home page was wide for me too.  I have Firefox 1.0.2. 

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Re: Home Page Really Wide
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2005, 18:39:25 »
It's that gargantuan Jane Fonda link.  The boards don't make it wrap automaticaly, someone has to go in and edit it.

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Re: Home Page Really Wide
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2005, 18:44:52 »
aaah, I see, it makes sense now. I've seen photos do it too.
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Re: Home Page Really Wide
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2005, 18:52:00 »
48 is right, I've edited the link to be a little more "front page friendly."

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Re: Home Page Really Wide
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2005, 18:53:13 »
Thanks Mike,

It worked.

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Re: Home Page Really Wide
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2005, 19:32:37 »
Hey mike...I dunno if you're familiar with this part of the board system, but you might want to encourage people to format their links like this:

Test

instead of like this:

http://www.test.com/thisiswaytoolongthisiswaytoolongthisiswaytoolongthisiswaytoolongthisiswaytoolongthisiswaytoolongthisiswaytoolongthisiswaytoolong

All it takes is a little equals sign inside the URL brackets.

Or if you know PHP, you can open up "subs-post.php", and around line 298 you should find the code which handles URL fomatting.   Might be easier to make a change there than have to go and make changes every time someone posts a long URL.

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Re: Home Page Really Wide
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2005, 19:46:57 »
Not a bad idea, but I'm trying to keep the customizations down... it makes it a lot easier when it comes time to upgrade. :)

The long link thing doesn't happen too often, and I try to keep an eye out for them so I can edit them as you described above...

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Re: Home Page Really Wide
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2005, 17:25:23 »
Hey mike...I dunno if you're familiar with this part of the board system, but you might want to encourage people to format their links like this:

Test

instead of like this:

http://www.test.com/thisiswaytoolongthisiswaytoolongthisiswaytoolongthisiswaytoolongthisiswaytoolongthisiswaytoolongthisiswaytoolongthisiswaytoolong

All it takes is a little equals sign inside the URL brackets.

I've always wondered how they did that...

Mike,

Could we have a thread in the Admin board that shows people new to forums, how to do formatting? Like you did for footnotes here:

http://forums.army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,24937.msg81391.html#msg81391

I think it would be a good idea. I would like to know your thoughts on the idea.

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Re: Home Page Really Wide
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2005, 18:56:43 »
The Help button will take you to all that information:
http://army.ca/forums/Themes/Armyca/help/posting.english.html#basics

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Re: Home Page Really Wide
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2005, 21:36:51 »
Thanks MCG, I was going to spend some time writing it up... looks like I don't have to now!

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Re: Home Page Really Wide
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2005, 15:48:29 »
Hey guys, I have the opposite problem off the page too wide. It seems every thread I try to read is cut off on the right hand side, so I only get parts of the sentence. Any Ideas?
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Re: Home Page Really Wide
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2005, 16:02:22 »
Is that every thread here in the forums or the main page? What browser are you using?

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Re: Home Page Really Wide
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2005, 16:06:42 »
Hey Mike, I'm using the latest IE. It's like the word wrap is not working or something. Umm do you know what I mean, it's like the words don't drop down to the next line, instead they just chop off. Sorry Mike, I need to edit this, it's not all the threads, I've looked around and it only seems to be particular ones. I'll let you know when I find one.
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Re: Home Page Really Wide
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2005, 13:31:19 »
Hey Mike, sorry I took so long, but the problem had seemed to disappear, now I have it again. Here is a link to one of the threads that is cut off on the right, notice the smiley is also superimposed over some of the letters, like it's been shifted left.
http://forums.army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=389.msg219690;topicseen#msg219690
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Re: Home Page Really Wide
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2005, 14:21:28 »
Odd, it looks fine in IE and firefox for me...

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Re: Home Page Really Wide
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2005, 14:36:08 »
I think I know what the problem is Mike. Whenever I move the text size view up to larger from medium it cuts it off. Must be the way it's formatting it for me. Ah well, thanks though!
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Re: Home Page Really Wide
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2005, 19:52:20 »
I see nothing out of the ordinary ???
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Re: Home Page Really Wide
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2005, 17:48:42 »
The home page is really wide again, for me at least
I think its because of the rangers article
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Re: Home Page Really Wide
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2005, 17:50:40 »
It's wide for me as well.  It is the rangers article causing it.

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Re: Home Page Really Wide
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2005, 18:14:59 »
Should be fixed now, thanks for the heads up.

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Re: Home Page Really Wide
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2005, 18:38:12 »
Any chance someone(mods) can swap out the Groesbeck panorama pic with a small thumb to prevent the home page from scrolling horizontally? It's a great pic just a little too wide :) Maybe it's just time I buck up and buy that widescreen LCD i've been eyeing though!

cheers,
ryan.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2005, 19:00:19 by yukon »

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Re: Home Page Really Wide
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2005, 21:28:57 »
Thanks, done.