what's up with the pinstripes? November 18, 2007 9:56 AM   Subscribe

Metafilter looks a little funny today. Blue, grey, green, everything is showing up like this under firefox. Safari shows things like this.
posted by tylermoody to Bugs at 9:56 AM (15 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I'm not seeing it with my setup. What Firefox? What OS? What resolution?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:59 AM on November 18, 2007

It's the million lotus flowers.
posted by Meatbomb at 10:08 AM on November 18, 2007

Have you tried widening that FF window? It looks cramped in close enough that the search box is forcing the secondary menu nav to plop down beneath. Or is that what you're asking?
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:15 AM on November 18, 2007

Yeah, your browser is too small.
posted by dobbs at 10:33 AM on November 18, 2007

Looks fine in IE
posted by C17H19NO3 at 10:42 AM on November 18, 2007

posted by ikkyu2 at 11:18 AM on November 18, 2007

Just widen your browser another 50px. Your firefox screenshot is smaller than 800x600, but the safari one is almost 900px wide, which explains why it looks fine in one, but not the other. I suppose I should put a firefox-aware "min-width:800px" in there.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:27 AM on November 18, 2007

posted by exlotuseater at 11:29 AM on November 18, 2007 [1 favorite]

No, please don't, I hate horizontal scrolling.
posted by empath at 1:03 PM on November 18, 2007

Yeah. Horizontal scrolling is a great way to get me to not visit a website. Whether this is a good thing is left as an exercise to the reader.

Not that this is an issue with metafilter since my browser window is more than 800 pixels wide.
posted by Justinian at 3:15 PM on November 18, 2007

If your window is consistently under 800 pixels, horizontal scrolling is an unavoidable way of life. But any site that goes scrolly under 1000 pixels is user-unfriendly. I'm going to test out a min-max width setup that's supposed to work cross-browser on my blog, because stretching a single column over 1250px on a wide screen is not good either. If it forms a black hole in the middle of the Internet, I apologize in advance. If not, I'll recommend it to mathowie.
posted by wendell at 4:08 PM on November 18, 2007

holy florking schnit, we have people here now that cannot figure this shit out? do they still have the boxes thier computers came in?
posted by quonsar at 5:55 PM on November 18, 2007

cancel metafilter
posted by Jon Mitchell at 6:09 PM on November 18, 2007 [1 favorite]

posted by felix betachat at 7:31 PM on November 18, 2007

To answer the question you asked in the title, I'm pretty sure the pinstripes have always been there.
posted by Johnny Assay at 5:48 AM on November 19, 2007

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