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Posted by romad (Member # 36425) on May 29, 2017, 09:48:
Whereas before the JoT page content covered the entire width of my screen, recently it has been compacted into the middle third. This leaves me with 2/3 of the screen as just white space.

Years ago when I was maintaining my local Apple User Group's website, I was told to keep the white space as low as possible without impacting the content. Have the "rules" changed?

In addition the strip of the previous 5 - 6 JoTs that was below the current one has disappeared. This strip allowed me to see at a glance if I had missed any JoTs. Any way to bring it back?
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on May 29, 2017, 11:04:
Use an RSS reader like NewsBlur - then you'll know what you've read and haven't read.

The page looks A-OK to me. Besides, Snaggy is modifying the site to better support their income/revenue.

If you really want to help shape the direction of the free webcomic you enjoy, become a Patreon or SuperFan and financially support the artists.
Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on May 29, 2017, 12:00:
When we get an exclusive sponsor like we have this week, we remove most of the images on our page to feature their ad.

I think you're thinking of "trapped white space"? What you're seeing as white space is what is normally the third column of ads and in-house promotions we run along the right-hand side.

Send me a screenshot if you get a chance.

I miss the little JoT thumbnails too, but I really, really like having a sponsor this week. [Smile]
Posted by romad (Member # 36425) on May 29, 2017, 12:27:
Ah, that makes sense. I tend to "tune out" ads on web pages as 99.999999% of the time the products are of no use or interest to me. Thus the LACK of those ads got my attention.

BTW, I figure you do 3 JoTs per week and post them on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday. Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday I read the Macalope's posts.

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