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# 36976 5-Jul-2009 20:21
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Looks like they've only designed it with 1024x768 in mind. Not very impressed.


http://www.filehive.com/files/090705/2degrees.jpg


http://www.filehive.com/files/090705/2degrees2.jpg


As you can see, the left side gets cropped out, and the lower your resolution (or window size) the worser it gets. Generally, in case of a resized window (or lower screen res) the content should be scaled appropriately, or at the least, should be scrollable. What's annoying is that one can't scroll to the left to see the content - the only way to see it is to maximize or resize the window.


FYI, my res is 1280x800; I can see the full website, but only if I maximize the window, or resize its width to about 1024px


 


 


 


Edit: Added more info.


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  # 231303 5-Jul-2009 20:27
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I'm running at 1920 x 1080 - the site looks fine to me.


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  # 231309 5-Jul-2009 20:39
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lots of spare real estate at 1920x1200 :)

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  # 231312 5-Jul-2009 20:44
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Lol, yes there is. Still looks good though.

Actually, I'm wondering if it's a fixed size, rather than a scaling site...haven't tried lower resolutions myself...

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  # 231313 5-Jul-2009 20:47
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Yeah you can see by just changing the size of the browser window, it doesn't change its size (unlike the geekzone site which does depending on size of browser window).

I'll do a grab at a lower res..




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  # 231316 5-Jul-2009 20:48
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Heh, ZollyMonsta's screenshot looks weirder than mine. Yes, it does look like a fixed-size site Dratsab.

This is neat, I haven't come across any major site in recent times that does this! :)

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  # 231317 5-Jul-2009 20:48
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eek 800x600 was god awful.. how did I ever use a pc at that res?

Nah, the site doesn't auto-size... so it's hard fixed at its current size.




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  # 231441 6-Jul-2009 09:04
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Thanks for your feedback on the site. I've passed this feedback onto our whizzy IT team who are going to have a look at this for you.

Cheers!
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  # 231467 6-Jul-2009 10:25
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The sad reality is mainstream NZ websites still need to cater to IE6 and 800x600 users. However that's no excuse for not doing something smarter with a fluid or elastic layout, or change the css stylesheet when larger resolutions are detected.

Also why on earth they chose a company name that hadn't secured the rights to the .com, .net and .co.nz for (twodegrees and 2degrees vs 2degreesmobile) is also madness...


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