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Why does every website waste so much space these days?

08-03-2015, 08:56 AM
#1
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 286
Why does every website waste so much space these days?

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I don't get why we all have 16:9/16:10 screens these days and yet every website just runs down the middle. It's so annoying just having a website as a strip in the middle :\ I see all these Modern HTML5 websites using the whole page, but so many sites like this one are still stuck in the 4:3 CRT Monitor era.
08-03-2015, 10:12 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 860
TouchArcade fills out the full width of the screen on my iPad. I don't know what browser you're using or on what device.

08-03-2015, 10:48 AM
#3
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,268,692
I think most web sites do it because browsing full screen on a huge monitor doesn't seem to be how most people use a computer. I mean, here's what TouchArcade looks like on my MacBook Air-

08-03-2015, 08:05 PM
#4
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 3,278
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scaramoosh View Post
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I don't get why we all have 16:9/16:10 screens these days and yet every website just runs down the middle. It's so annoying just having a website as a strip in the middle :\ I see all these Modern HTML5 websites using the whole page, but so many sites like this one are still stuck in the 4:3 CRT Monitor era.
Any particular reason you don't whitelist us in adblock? We try really hard to have unobtrusive and lightweight ads. No crazy pop-ups or autoplay videos (or videos of any kind for that matter).

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08-16-2015, 05:47 AM
#5
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Originally Posted by Boardumb View Post
Any particular reason you don't whitelist us in adblock? We try really hard to have unobtrusive and lightweight ads. No crazy pop-ups or autoplay videos (or videos of any kind for that matter).
It's probably like me, nothing personal but I use Adblock on every site, I have no whitelist at all.
08-16-2015, 02:37 PM
#6
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,268,692
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Originally Posted by Oldgamer View Post
It's probably like me, nothing personal but I use Adblock on every site, I have no whitelist at all.
You realize we work our asses off to make TouchArcade awesome and ask for literally nothing in return other than viewing unobtrusive, highly curated, relevant advertisements in exchange, right?
08-16-2015, 07:18 PM
#7
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Originally Posted by Eli View Post
You realize we work our asses off to make TouchArcade awesome and ask for literally nothing in return other than viewing unobtrusive, highly curated, relevant advertisements in exchange, right?
Yes, I realise that, I used to run a small gaming site, sorry no offence intended but I Adblock even my most favourite sites these days. That said, I do plan on chipping into your Patreon at the end of the month and throwing a few pounds your way, I hope that helps a little.