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DarkSky
04-18-2010, 05:00 PM
I just got a PM from someone mentioning the top banner graphic was being shown HUGE on his screen. Has anyone else had display problems?

The graphic itself is 1280px wide, which is the same as the forum table width. It shows fine on my screen in both Firefox and IE.

Is everything displayed properly proportioned on everyone else's screens?

Slacker
04-19-2010, 02:50 AM
Looks good on both my desktop and laptop.

Derecho
04-20-2010, 03:07 PM
The top banner isn't displaying for me.

DarkSky
04-20-2010, 03:50 PM
The top banner isn't displaying for me.

There's no "OntarioStorms" graphic at the top? That says "Storm chasing pictures, videos, chit-chat [etc] on it" ??

This is weird. It shows fine on both my PCs, and my laptop, and another person replied in this thread saying it's fine, yet 1 other person said it's displaying HUGE, and now not at all. ??

What browser are you using?

Slacker
04-20-2010, 04:23 PM
DarkSky, I use FireFox but it also displays fine for me in IE8.

DarkSky
04-20-2010, 07:44 PM
DarkSky, I use FireFox but it also displays fine for me in IE8.

Yep, I tried both browsers as well and there's no probs. I'm interested in knowing the config of people who are having problems in case it's a common problem that could affect a lot of people. Hopefully these are isolated incidents! :eek:

Derecho
04-21-2010, 09:02 AM
There's no "OntarioStorms" graphic at the top? That says "Storm chasing pictures, videos, chit-chat [etc] on it" ??

This is weird. It shows fine on both my PCs, and my laptop, and another person replied in this thread saying it's fine, yet 1 other person said it's displaying HUGE, and now not at all. ??

What browser are you using?

FireFox or Safari.

DarkSky
04-21-2010, 10:20 AM
FireFox or Safari.

Hm. I'm using Firefix 3.6.3 (latest version).

Is there any graphic at the top of the page? Or a blank box?

What is your screen resolution?

The graphic that should be shown at the top of every page is this (although I have others and it gets changed every once in awhile):

http://www.ontariostorms.com/graphics/banners/stormbanner02.jpg

Derecho
04-21-2010, 07:17 PM
It just says VBulletin.

EDIT: I wasn't on the forum default skin. Hehe.

I can see it.

Oops.

DarkSky
04-21-2010, 09:12 PM
It just says VBulletin.

EDIT: I wasn't on the forum default skin. Hehe.

I can see it.

Oops.

AAAAhhh ok ! Actually, I think you WERE on the forum 'default', but it should have been 'style1'. I've changed the settings so new users can't change the setting, that way I only have to worry about 1 style to edit :) I just keep the default there and leave it as it is in case I mess things up.

Thanks!

Itchy
04-28-2010, 05:11 PM
Works fine for me, I tested using IE and firefox

xxCanuck
05-03-2010, 05:55 PM
Really big for me.

Using Firefox on my macbook

DarkSky
05-03-2010, 06:21 PM
Really big for me.

Using Firefox on my macbook

The banner is 1280px wide so anyone on a screen with smaller width than that will have the banner take up more than the entire width of their screen. Most PCs are at least 1280 (or 1680) wide so the site is set for that. If I set it smaller than people with 1280+ resolutions will all have half their screen not used.

What's your screen resolution?

xxCanuck
05-03-2010, 08:29 PM
hmmm it says its 1280. Ill manage though.

Derecho
05-03-2010, 09:39 PM
The banner is 1280px wide so anyone on a screen with smaller width than that will have the banner take up more than the entire width of their screen. Most PCs are at least 1280 (or 1680) wide so the site is set for that. If I set it smaller than people with 1280+ resolutions will all have half their screen not used.

What's your screen resolution?

I'm using a 56 inch wide plasma screen television as my computer monitor right now and the banner doesn't fit.

:D

DarkSky
05-04-2010, 08:23 AM
I'm using a 56 inch wide plasma screen television as my computer monitor right now and the banner doesn't fit.

:D

Hehe, it has nothing to do with the size of your monitor/tv - only the resolution it's displaying at.

So since the banner is 1280px wide, if your screen is smaller than that, the banner wont' fit on the screen.

Derecho
05-04-2010, 10:54 AM
Hehe, it has nothing to do with the size of your monitor/tv - only the resolution it's displaying at.

So since the banner is 1280px wide, if your screen is smaller than that, the banner wont' fit on the screen.


I was just looking to brag about the size of my new tv.

DarkSky
05-04-2010, 04:33 PM
I was just looking to brag about the size of my new tv.

hehe. I've got a 58" Samsung plasma :D :D But watch it when you hook your PC up to them, as anything on the screen in the same position for a long time that doesn't move, can burn into the plasma bubbles (same reason why plasmas shouldn't be used for games that display icons in the same spot on the screen the whole time). LCDs don't have that problem. But LCDs also don't update (yet) the screen at the frequencies at which plasmas do.

Ok I'm going really off topic right now... (apologies to all)

from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasma_display


Screen burn-in

Main article: Screen burn-in (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screen_burn-in)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c3/Plasma_burnin_at_DFW_airport.jpg/200px-Plasma_burnin_at_DFW_airport.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Plasma_burnin_at_DFW_airport.jpg) http://bits.wikimedia.org/skins-1.5/common/images/magnify-clip.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Plasma_burnin_at_DFW_airport.jpg)
An example of a plasma display that has suffered severe burn-in from stationary text


With phosphor-based electronic displays (including cathode ray (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathode_ray) and plasma displays), the prolonged display of a menu bar or other static (fixed in place and unchanging) graphical elements over time can create a permanent ghost-like image of these objects since phosphor compounds which emit the light lose their luminosity (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luminosity) with use. As a result, when certain areas of the display are used more frequently than others, over time the lower luminosity areas become visible to the naked eye and the result is called burn-in. While a ghost image is the most noticeable effect, a more common result is that the image quality will continuously and gradually decline as luminosity variations develop over time, resulting in a "muddy" looking picture image. Most plasma display producers state a 100,000 hours time before brightness halves, theoretically allowing for over ten years of normal viewing before the display dims significantly.
Plasma displays also exhibit another image retention issue which is sometimes confused with screen burn-in (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screen_burn-in) damage. In this mode, when a group of pixels are run at high brightness (when displaying white, for example) for an extended period of time, a charge build-up in the pixel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixel) structure occurs and a ghost image can be seen. However, unlike burn-in, this charge build-up is transient and self corrects after the image condition that caused the effect has been removed and a long enough period of time has passed (with the display either off or on).