Why are the available themes so SKINNY?

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  • #1027359

    free239
    Member

    Hello,

    I just created a free blog. I’m going through available free themes, and they are all very skinny, using 1/2 to 2/3 of the available width of a standard screen. Is there a way to fix that? I’ve gone through all the theme options for many of the themes, and I don’t see any way to change that.

    The blog I need help with is free239.wordpress.com.

    #1027483

    timethief
    Member

    What do you consider the average screen resolution to be? Today, most visitors are using a screen resolution higher than 1024×768 pixels. Well my screen resolution is only 1024×768 pixels and with the exception of a few narrow themes like Flower Power, the other themes here fill my screen. So I believe your issue is one that’s at your end of things and not at this end.

    #1027507

    free239
    Member

    I’m using 1024×768. I only found two free templates that use most of the avaliable width – Able and Word Press Classic. I like some of the other one a lot better, but they only use 1/2 to 2/3 of the available screen width.

    #1027535

    justpi
    Member

    1) There’s no such thing as a “standard” screen.
    2) Fixed-width themes vary in pixel width.
    3) There are also flexible-width themes, designed to stretch or shrink to adapt to each user’s screen resolution.

    #1027561

    auxclass
    Member

    Making Posts / Themes too wide makes them difficult to read – the only thing I can think of a wide theme for is maybe a photo site – I hate wide sites – just too hard to read

    #1027563

    timethief
    Member

    ~~auxclass

    I hate wide sites – just too hard to read

    I’m with you on that. My screen resolution is 1024×768 pixels and if I’m faced with a horizontal scroll bar on any site I click out never to return again.

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