We debated internally about making the homepage fixed regardless of preference,
and I'm still thinking it's the only way to get it looking as I want.
Why don't you just by a Mac or five, get yourself a pair of thickrimmed black rectangular glasses and start a lifestyle magazine. We are obviously not the audience you want.
Being forced to use "fixed" instead of "fluid" would for me be a much bigger issue for me than the "White space problem".
In all honesty, I'd like to say though, that since you have fixed the issues with the new design you have done a great job. The new design is a lot better then the old one IMHO.
I now use "Compact" with "fluid" and that looks good. I believe though that the spacing option "Tight" could be renamed to "Taking the piss" without anyone complaining.
By doing this we ensure our rigourous, scientifically and statistically valid results of our painstakingly and carefully crafted surveys will stand up to the demands of scrutiny of even the toughest statistician.
Something I find a little disconcerting. If I hover anywhere in the body of a forum post, the 'Reply' link is highlighted (in a very conspicuous red). However clicking in the body (not on the highlighted link area) does nothing. In my tiny brain, that sort of highlighting is associated with "click will now do something".
FF 15.0.1, Chrome 22.0.1229.79m
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Every time I try and log into Code project it crashes, get picture of the bugs, OK that's neat but fed up seeing it!
Using IE9 on Window 7 64 bit - no other problems seen with IE9 or system, just Code project
Have exited, cleared cache etc.
Just noticed that one of the crashed attempts at logging in must have actually worked as I'm logged in. So maybe its not the logging in but what the web page does after log in!
Update 2 Seems to work with Chrome better! No crash
As a note:
Code project use to be great, now its difficult and hard to use just like VS 2012.
The badly designed Metro interface makes it nearly impossible to find things without resorting to trial clicks all over the place - just finding the log in on the home page is near impossible - even when you find 'You need to be signed in' the link is badly contrasted nearly as bad as Windows 8. Metro look is not CP's fault - but using it is!
Please ditch the Metro look it doesn't work -or a least tone it down so that its at least usable!
I use IE9 on Win7 64bit extensively and unfortunately can't reproduce the issue. Since you say you are seeing the Mad Hamsters error page it means it's a server (our) issue, not something your end. On that error screen there should be a ticket number. Can you please send that ticket number to me next time you see it? I'm looking at the error logs and not seeing anything relevant.
...to see implemented as a "standard", especially since CPHog is not working anymore with the new layout, and me being too occupied at the moment for modifying it:
When I have the number of messages per page set on say 25, and the 25th is not the last answer of the thread, would it possible to additionally display the answers of this specific thread ?
In clear text : do not display n messages per page, but n+number of messages belonging to the last thread.
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This is a glitch found while looking through the notifications presented on more than one page and deleting some of them.
At least one of the ways to reproduce:
Have notifications enabled.
Collect some notifications so the list of them can take more than one page to display. In my observations, 22 was enough.
Put mouse on the notification number in the right top corner of the page; and then click "View all notifications".
The above step should cause loading of the page with notification list, paged.
Below the notification list, click the anchor with the last available page, load it.
On this last page of the notification list, check the check box representing the last notification, and then click "Mark Selected As Read" button.
Repeat the previous step until the page shows "No notifications".
At this point, we already have inconsistency: we still have the list of notifications which is supposed to be shown on the first page (or more), but there is no a page list as well. "No notification" statement is not true.
Reload the page obtained on the previous step. Nothing changes.
Work-around: repeat the item 3 again. It will show the list of notifications which were not removed on previous steps.
In my opinion, this is not critical at all, but can be confusing; should better be fixed.
I auto-login when I visit CP, usually by clicking CP's icon that I put on Chrome's "BpokMark Bar," which takes me to the Lounge. And, I do not block any cookies from CP, although I do block sites like lakequincy.com which adverts in the CP daily newsletters link to, because it's included in the MVPs Host file I use.
I use Internet Download Manager (IDM), and recently they achieved nearly full integration with Chrome (they've had it working in IE for years).
So, when the behind-the-scenes whatever in CP triggers that download, IDM attempts to handle the download, and it fails, perhaps because it uses the default username and password settings ? Why that download would require username and password when it's being triggered while I am logged in to CP: well, I don't have a clue, I'm just reporting what I observe in IDM when I examine the failed download's properties.
Since this failed download does not occur regularly, but is occurring frequently, and doesn't seem to affect my use of CP in any way, I am not complaining, or saying this is a bug.
To me, it's just puzzling, and I thought I'd report it here just for your information.
CP is the only site I visit where this type of failed .aspx download occurs, and I use to Chrome to visit many sites that are running on some flavor of ASP.NET.