I don’t care for the new look of the internet

Have you noticed how much white space there is on the internet? I mean how much blank space there is on an internet page? In the past couple of years there has been a trend away from cramming a lot of information onto a page toward spreading it out instead.

This doesn’t appeal to me. It makes me have to scroll, although my screen is 1920 x 1080. I don’t mind scrolling, but I don’t care for all the white space that’s around.

We’re using the latest wordpress theme here at ShieldsGroup — The Twenty Eleven Theme — and like much of today’s web publishing systems, it presents information along with lots of unused screen space. (I will post an image below, in case it’s been altered by the time you read this)

I see no reason for the wasted space making me scroll to the bottom of the screen to begin to read the article. But hey — I have no sense of artistry. I was happy with a DOS screen, looking at text-only computer buletin board systems.

While I don’t care for the new look of the internet, the internet doesn’t care if I like it or not. It will go on, regardless of my complaints.

And if there is one thing I’ve learned in my time on this planet — everything changes. One day we will be back to the old look. One where we can read lots of stuff without going to the labor of scrolling.

By that time, my glasses will be so thick that I’ll be wishing for the Twenty Eleven Theme!

4 thoughts on “I don’t care for the new look of the internet

  1. First like a lot of people you confuse the Internet with the World Wide Web. The internet is more than just the web.

    Second I agree a lot of the web pages waste space. Another feature of this is that a lot of web page designers are trying to reproduce print pages on the web. I really don’t like when I expand a window and the margins don’t widen, the text stays the same width. Even worse when I shrink the window and the text stays the same width and I have scroll left and right.

  2. 🙂

    Yeah — I made it a little better by creating a child theme and modifying the spacing in styles.css.

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  4. Ditto that … there are thousands of “how do i reduce the whitespace” for twenty eleven. It should be callde “whitespace abuse-case” . That and the stubbon behavior of the text editor to hack and slash your tags like iframes and embeds and such. whay cant it be “Leave my edits be ..” Its as though the WP team does a great effort, then 2 meters prior to the finish line, stops and craps all over the place. This maddening behavior has been going on for Years and tens of thousands of hack-this blog posts have been required to get the train back on the tracks.
    WHY CANT THE HEADER JUST HAVE a simple easy to change “height:50px;” thats fast and easy?

    just adding my support and 2 cents. dont mind me.

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