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I really enjoy Overclock.net. The website functions great on 1600x900 resolutions and up. Unfortunately, the website seems to have issues when it comes to lower resolutions, half windows, and vertical displays. My three examples are a 1366x768 Chromebook, a 1920x1080 2-in-one laptop (15"), and using a half window on a 1600x900 monitor.

I'll first address the Chromebook. Overall the experience is fine. My only gripe is the pages are sometimes crowded by the mobile navigation bar. As much as I love the addition of the bar, maybe it could be thinner to allow for more viewing space. This resolution probably has the least issues, but it could be improved.


A screenshot showing Overclock.net @ 1366x768

A screenshot of PCMag.com with the same issue @ 1366x768

The laptop/tablet hybrid is a unique issue. In order to prevent excessive scrolling, I turn the device vertically. This converts the resolution to 1080x1920. Using the thinner screen, the page is longer and easier to read, but is also crowded horizontally. Areas such as "related threads" and "recent reviews" crowd the posts towards the left of the page. This would be fine, but the text doesn't seem to scale correctly, and certain modules seem to overlap rendering some text obstructed. A fix that I think may work (I am not a website designer by any means) is to remove certain modules if a resolution reaches a certain aspect ration. For example, 16:9/ 16:10 aspect ratios display the page as is, 4:3 ratios display a compact design where posts are compressed horizontally (which would force more scrolling, but I think that would be fine), and 9:16/ 10:16 ratios would completely remove the mentioned modules to allow for as many posts to be seen as possible. I believe this would allow users to utilize vertical displays as effectively as possible. The reason I browse forums vertically is to maximize the amount of posts I can see (as well as more easily scroll through pictures that may be cut off when using a 16:9 aspect ratio).


A vertical screenshot of Overclock.net @ 768x1366

My final suggestion is to revise how a page is displayed when using half a display. I'm not sure if it is possible to detect the size of the window. If it is though, please take the same approach from the previous paragraph. I would like to see any extra modules removed, leaving the posts to be enjoyed. There are countless times when I have a document open alongside overclock.net, and I have difficulties with overlapping or crowding on Overclock.net.


Two windows split halfway @ 1366x768

In conclusion, I feel like Overclock.net has a great design, but the scaling for a variety of displays can be improved, especially on lower resolutions. This is just constructive criticism, not destructive venting. Thanks for maintaining a quality site with a professional community.

NOTE: All the examples were taken on the 1366x786 Chromebook, but the general gripes mentioned remain across all my devices.

~obikenobi27
 

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I do agree, but maybe for the Tablet you could consider using the mobile version of the website?
 

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Originally Posted by PedroC1999 View Post

I do agree, but maybe for the Tablet you could consider using the mobile version of the website?
Is there a way to do that? I should probably clarify that the tablet is a two-in-one laptop with a 15" screen.
 

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Originally Posted by Bitemarks and bloodstains View Post

Scroll to the bottom of any page and click mobile.
Thanks. I will be using that when I'm on a touchscreen.
 
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