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  1. @macmancx
    My scree resolution is set at 1024 x 768 so why is this happening then.

  2. Yes, even with a screen resolution of 1024, the browser window itself takes up some space, meaning it's less than 1024 unless you use a full screen view.

  3. @macmanx
    I am visually challenged and this is creating an accessibility issue for me. Is there something I can do to get back the sidebar or not so I don't have the scroll, down to the module and refocus, scroll down to the next module and refocus to cope with.

  4. Sorry, not at this time. This is part of core WordPress, so you might want to raise some concerns on http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/20015

    They are very responsive (no pun intended) on accessibility issues.

  5. Update: I changed my screen resolution to 1088 x 612 and I now have two columns again - thank gob!

  6. No thank you. I will not be contacting that site.

  7. Thanks for your assistance, macmanx.

    Even though I can't say with a straight face that it's an 'accessibility issue', (except in the wishy-washy way that all software interface preferences are a question of accessibility,) I have signed up for a wordpress.org forums account specifically to add my comments to that 'enhancement' on trac.

    As currently implemented, this is a bad change for wordpress and a step down, not up. WordPress is great because of the choices it gives you, and I don't want to have the choice to work in a two-column layout removed because somebody at wordpress.org thought that my monitor doesn't have 'optimal width for a post editor.' It has enough width for a post editor that I can work in!

  8. I have signed up for a wordpress.org forums account specifically to add my comments to that 'enhancement' on trac.

    I have done that on a previous issue only to find all my comments went to spam.

  9. P.S. You will not know if your comments are in the spam filter unless you log-out and view the thread.

  10. Comments don't go to spam on the core Trac. It's a separate system from the support forums.

  11. Good to know.

  12. What annoys me the most is that the size of the original 2 column layout was very close to the size my posts end up once published, it was easy to judge how the final post would look. Now it is totally different.

    I am sure this is applicable for a lot of bloggers with different themes. It just makes posting harder, not easier. Giving an option for 1 or 2 colums would be far more helpful.

  13. This is how I am coping. I changed my screen resolution to 1088 x 612 and I now have two columns again when I am working on posts, editing or commenting in resply to comments on my blog. Then I change my screen resolution back to 1024 x 768 and I try not to feel pissed about it.

  14. So, the resolution is what? Get a new monitor, otherwise just live with it? The change was unnecessary, why cant it at least be optional. I have used wordpress happily on my iPad (in the browser not the app) and none of my monitors are large on any of my computers. Do I understand correctly that the official WordPress response is "it is intentional so expect no reconsideration"?

  15. I am so DISAPPOINTED, I am the webmaster for a craft organization and just started a wordpress study group for folks interested in starting a web site. I recommended that they start with WordPress.com as a good entre into web site building either static site centered or blog centered. I expect several will upgrade to WordPress.org and some have already bought upgrades on .com. But am seriously reconsidering my recommendations because of how changeable the wordpress.com environment seems to be.

  16. The WordPress.com environment is in a perpetual state of flux as the mantra here is "early release" and what that means is the features and functions are being continuously rolled out. We 31 million or is it 25 million WordPress.com bloggers? (apology in advance if I got the numbers wrong) are the guinea pigs for nre WordPress versions. A month after the next WordPress version is up and running here it's then made available to WordPress.org users.

  17. It is unfortunate that the core developers did not go with 990px for the trigger width instead of 1024px. That would have allowed two columns in a maximized browser window.

  18. @thesacredpath
    I'm trying not to be unhappy.

  19. This sucks.
    It makes creating posts harder.
    I pay for upgrades every year and WordPress makes money by sticking adds on my blog that averages almost a million page views a year and I get this one column present this morning.
    This reminds me of the Animal House line when the crew returned from a night out drinking and denting and scratching Flounder's (A legacy) car.
    Otter tells Flounder, "Flounder, you can't spend your whole life worrying about your mistakes! You f#cked up... you trusted us! Hey, make the best of it!"

  20. Well lost my sense of humor for a moment there. I have always believed taanstafl, but in this case just didn't fully understand all the trade offs. Better informed now, thanks for the comments and clarifications. The support on these forums is both free and priceless, so you can't beat that. Thanks.

  21. The mobile web is growing at a phenomenal rate, and is forecast to overtake the desktop web in 2014. Then more people are predicted to access the internet for the first time using a mobile phone rather than using a desktop or a laptop.

    Half of the Facebook's social network’s 845 million users now access the site through their cellphones, and that number is surging. Last year’s mobile data traffic was eight times the size of the entire global Internet in 2000. Mobile video traffic exceeded 50 percent for the first time in 2011. Mobile video traffic was 52 percent of traffic by the end of 2011.

    By the end of 2012, the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the number of people on earth, and by 2016 there will be 1.4 mobile devices per capita. There will be over 10 billion mobile-connected devices in 2016, including machine-to-machine (M2M) modules—exceeding the world’s population at that time (7.3 billion). Cisco whitepaper

    SIGH ... I understand that infinite scroll and responsive width themes are our future. Responsive width themes have layouts that adapt depending on the size of the device being used to view the site. When viewed on mobiles sidebars appear below the posts in order to provide as much space as possible for reading. SIGH ... I guess I'm just a long time desktop user going through growing pains.

  22. This change was not surprising really since 1024px wide monitor usage is now down under 20%, but setting the min-width trigger at 990px would have been a nice thing.

    Bets on what the next debacle... errr... "feature" will be?

  23. Yo! In order to keep riding this rollercoaster you have to be able to scream now and then, no?

  24. tt, there's no thrill here making me scream like when on a RL rollercoaster. To quote you, "Do not need, do not want!"

    At least on a mobile device I can use an app, but on my netbook this is a disaster. It has a fixed resolution of 1024 x 600, which means that what most people see on the bottom half of their screen, I already have to scroll down to see it. Now I'm condemned to scrolling up and down the page when I want to save a draft or publish it. /facepalm

  25. Another doubleplusungood feature, brought to you by your "friends" at WordPress.

    Of course to try and find a bright spot, scrolling is the only exercise some people get. :-)

  26. LOL!

  27. justheretotakenotes
    Member

    This is a nightmare, i use a net book, did they imagine that everyone on the internet uses a full size computer? It takes me twice as long to write a post as i have to keep scrolling up and down to get access to the preview button etc. Who decides these changes? Have they even left school yet? Put this in the bin along with the infinite scroll and whatever you have done to the dashboard, there is now so much info on the dashboard i may aswell just sit and read THAT all day.Why do we never get an option for anything? Everything is enforced, just like on Facebook. And before anyone points out that we are blogging here for free, i would like to point out that without any bloggers here WordPress would be an empty space and therefore would not generate any income.

  28. Someone wrote an article about making decisions instead of giving people choices and that has become the new mantra at wordpress.com. It appears it may have been contagious and the wordpress core developers caught that bug as well.

    This debacle though is not a wordpress.com brain(?)fart. This one belongs to the wordpress core software developers. Then again, the top dawg at AutoMATTic is also the top dawg for the WordPress Foundation.

    Proceed to draw conclusions in 3... 2... 1...

  29. No need to draw conclusions at all.

    WordPress.com is the beta test arena for updates being pushed out to core WordPress. ("...and then we have 11 million beta testers banging on the software before we do the shrink-wrap release." -source) The only difference is that with the standalone software, if you don't like what core has "fixed", you can install a plugin to fix the fix. Here, of course, there's no such option to do so.

  30. justheretotakenotes
    Member

    @thesacredpath whoever thought that making decisions for people, instead of giving them choices or options was a good idea, had obviously never met a Welsh woman!!

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