Answer regarding forum width issues
Dont listen to him Wentworth! Macs are great.
Thanks for that information thats what I need. Very helpfull in sorting out the issue. The only thing I will confirm with you is are you using the maximum display resolution that your monitor can display?
I have looked into the it and have now knucled down the problem. When I put the forum together I designed it with a set forum width. That is 1200 pixels wide. I did this so that there would be a space or clearing either side of the board. Why? Simply, I thought it looked nice and set the forum apart from others.
The problem with this is by doing this I had to define a set forum with. I looked at our traffic data and found that over 94% of the traffic were using a screen resolution of 1280 pixels or wider. So I used 1200 as my width.
The scolling issue I can understand is annoying and I definatley want everyone to experiance the custom forum theme.
Therefore I have decided to revert the forum width to an automatic width untill the time that the data shows we are no longer reciving traffic with a resolution of 1024 pixels width or less. Which shouldnt be too long as they dont even make monitors this low res anymore. iPads, smart phones and other mobile devices should be unaffected, if not improved.
What does this mean?
This means that the forum will now fit to the edges of your browser like most forums do and no longer display the clear spacing on the sides. I appologise for the members who liked the "look" of this but my first priority is maximum compatibility for all users before asthetics.
Wentworth, please dont worry that this adjustment was because of you. As you mentioned a few other people have had the same problem and I would rather something that works for all members first so I thank you for bringing the issue up again and reminding me.
The only thing that you will probably note is out is the quick links bars at the top of the forum will be bunched up on the right, causing the other links tab to bump down onto a new link. This is because we have added custom link past what the forum was designed to take. At a higher resolution this isnt a problem but at a lower res it simply doesnt have enough space. Im looking into a solution for this at the moment so please bare with me on that.
I would be happy to hear from any members who actually prefer this format for the forum. If many do I will take that into account when considering reverting it back in the future.
Hope this helps