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cPanel Display Width

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by frontrow, May 9, 2009.

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Do you like the cPanel display as it is, or should it be improved?

  1. I like it just fine the way it is.

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  2. I wouldn't mind if it was improved.

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  3. I don't like it and I think it needs improvement.

    1 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. frontrow

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    Has anyone any insight on how to get the cPanel display to fill the screen from border to border? I find that it has way too much empty border space, and it forces my icons to scroll down the page unnecessarily. Since display real estate is so limited, it makes it difficult to organize things if this problem can't be controlled.

    Thanks for the help.
     
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    Just modify the CSS in the Branding Editor. If you have a browser-based utility such as FireBug for Firefox. it will be easy to determine the CSS needed to have a liquid (full-width) interface.
     
  4. frontrow

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    PlatinumServerM: Thanks for the response.

    I thought that too, but it turned out that the problem is the same in all resolutions. The skins just don't conform to the screen width in a good way.

    It appears that the program skin is designed to waste the space due to artisitc considerations. Your suggestion that one can make their own skin is a possible solution. That suggestion, however, raises two issues:
    1. What if the user doesn't know how or have the time to make cPanel more properly usable by designing yet another skin?
    2. Should the default cPanel skin even have that issue? Shouldn't it be very utilitarian so that the user can quickly get to work in a more efficient manner?

    Thanks again.

    cPanelDavidG: Thanks to you as well.

    I don't know what the "Branding Editor" is. I'm beginning to think that the issue really is just one of skin design.

    Thanks again.
     
    #4 frontrow, May 11, 2009
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  5. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    Only resellers and the system administrator will see the Branding Editor icon in the cPanel interface. You can use the Branding Editor to edit existing styles rather than creating new ones from scratch, if you desire.

    If you are a reseller or root user and need help using the Branding Editor to customize the CSS, you may want to refer to the Branding presentation from the 2008 cPanel Conference beginning at slide 19: http://twiki.cpanel.net/twiki/pub/AllDocumentation/TrainingResources/TrainingSlides08/Branding.pdf

    The example I provide illustrates the first step of making cPanel into a fluid layout.
     
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