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Is it just me, or do the "evened" columns look decidedly less even? I figured since it was in columns, it was best to do it newspaper-style: three even columns and one incomplete column. The longer columns in the middle just look ragged to me.--Hardvice (talk) 21:06, 10 April 2007 (EDT)

  • They look fine to me, but as you know, I sometimes have screwy screen widths. When I CTRL+ and CTRL-, it gets all screwy, so maybe I'm not the best judge. But I think you're referring to the fact that if there's a longer column, it's the middle column. Yeah, I kinda figure we're not going to be adding to the columns, so they should be as even as possible. The short final column was bugging me, and the other three columns were not even. What I tried (heh) to do was make them all even. But if the number of lines was not divisible by four, I made the 2nd the longest, and then the third, and then the first. I guess we could do the first three columns equal with one incomplete, but the newspaper-style is not coming across to me. Hmm. I dunno. — RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 21:55, 10 April 2007 (EDT)
  • If you are seeing lines wrapping, then we should consider switching to small text, because the varied number of items looks ... unusual ... at a screen res where none of the items line wrap. The columns end up looking kind of like icicles. As for the semi-centred vs. newspaper approach, I'm not devoted to one or the other, but I'd prefer if we had some kind of unified approach, because List of character appearances by episode looks very random right now ... some have even columns, some have a few short columns. Some have the second column longest, some don't. It's just hard for me to discern any pattern at any screen res I can push.--Hardvice (talk) 22:52, 10 April 2007 (EDT)
    • That's fine, I'll revert those changes I made. List of character appearances by episode does look good on my screen (except for Genesis and Don't Look Back, which are squished by the TOC), but again, I'm probably not the best judge of "standard" resolution (at least not on this computer). I didn't see any unified approach in how they were done before, but I'll chalk that up to more res probs. I'm not a fan of the 3-and-1 newspaper column approach, but maybe that's just because I don't see it. In the end, I don't care--I just want them to have some form of standardization, and I wasn't seeing it. But you've explained it to me. In Hardvice We Trust. — RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 23:02, 10 April 2007 (EDT)
      • Well, ideally I'd like to find a layout that works at all resolutions. I'm just not sure how to do that without either going with small text or dropping to 3 columns.--Hardvice (talk) 23:38, 10 April 2007 (EDT)
        • I don't know if there is a good solution. I mean, I guess, there's always the option of using non-breaking spaces, but that seems silly to me. Big picture: there's a few columns that are not even on my screen--not a big deal. In fact, the only reason I made the original edits was because I didn't see any standard to how they were laid out. But that's just because I was expecting to see one thing, and couldn't because of poor res. I should've assumed you'd standardize it, you usually do. Some of the episode's listings still look funny, on my screen, but that's not that big of a deal. I seem to be in the minority, but I'm used to that anyway. *sob, sniff* :) — RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 23:56, 10 April 2007 (EDT)