Forums


Go Back   The TrekEarth Forums >

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-27-2009, 02:48 PM
aadaca aadaca is offline
TE Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 41
Default Portrait Orientation

I have been reading some of the comments regarding the new TE website. Please forgive me if this has already been mentioned, and I haven't seen it but has anyone noticed that images with portrait orientation get more real estate in the galleries than those in landscape.

All photos are now displayed with the same width, however because the depth is longer than the width for portrait orientation, the latter photos occupy more space on screen.

My biggest compliant with the new website is that now that I have a 21inch monitor, there is an ENORMOUS amount of empty space on screen. This was not nearly as noticeable with the old layout.

I also dislke the notion that there is only a 15 minute window in which to edit or change comments/critiques. There are a variety of reasons why a comment should be changed after the event and the site is the poorer for not allowing changes to be made as required at any time.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-27-2009, 03:21 PM
BennyV BennyV is offline
TE Expert
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,584
Default Re: Portrait Orientation

Yes, I fully agree that the difference between landscape and portrait format on the thumbnails is another real minus for this new site.

Benny
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-27-2009, 03:24 PM
JPlumb JPlumb is offline
TE Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 462
Default Re: Portrait Orientation

I expect we'll see a lot more portrait shots now, maybe even some vertical panos.

John
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-27-2009, 04:49 PM
Greg1949 Greg1949 is offline
TE Expert
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,838
Default Re: Portrait Orientation

I too think this is very noticeable and not at all a positive thing. I would also expect that the vertical orientation will be seen more now that it gets special treatment.

Greg
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-27-2009, 04:52 PM
Keitht Keitht is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Gloucester, England
Posts: 4,040
Default Re: Portrait Orientation

Austin,

I agree with you about the amount of empty real estate as I have a widescreen monitor too. Presumably the site has to cater for all so that empty space is inevitable.
I don't agree with you about the need to change a comment after the event. Particularly if a critique/comment has started a discussion, the ability to change the content and therefore meaning of a comment can make follow up comments meaningless at best, and seem stupid at worst. There is nothing to prevent multiple input to a forum thread, and the time limit might actually encourage people to think through what they are saying more carefully.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-27-2009, 07:52 PM
bibiweb's Avatar
bibiweb bibiweb is offline
TE Expert
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 4,756
Default Re: Portrait Orientation

For your info:
The locking of comments/critiques after 15 minutes has nothing to do with the new site. It was implemented on 31.10.2008 and was announced by the admins in the forum:
http://www.trekearth.com/read.php?f=4&t=683074&m=940750&tt=flat
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:00 PM.



Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.
explore TREKEARTH