Increase the post width


#1

I think that discourse post width is a little bit too narrow.

See the table here for example: Passwords, credentials and environment variables, where i have to scroll sideways to read it all.

Also: see how much empty space i have on my 16:10 screen:

Do you think it would be a good idea to make a theme component which increases the width of the posts in #how-to?


#2

I don’t think it’s a good idea because it is likely to mess up all kinds of things in the overall design of the forum. Both technically and visually but especially visually. As you probably know, it’s much easier to read text with limited width (hence the column layout in newspapers and magazines) and if you make the column wider for the tables, you pay for it with every line of text you read. I don’t think that’s worth it. Personally, I find that table in that post perfectly fine to read. Given it’s nature, there is no need to get an overview of the whole table.


#3

A lot of fair points.