Well the neatest thing to do is create a <420px thumbnail linked to the full-sized image: no breaking up the message with link text and details on demand for the reader.
I measure this message window as 440px wide, so I'm guessing that's why pictures are limited to 420. I don't know what happens to the layout if a picture wider than that is posted. What limit would you set?
Edit: actually, I've a feeling the picture just gets cut off on the right after 420px. I think I've seen that on old ICB posts after the forum was ported to the new site.
Edit edit: [url=http://www.beoir.org/community/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=1498:1jywu7du]Here's an example[/url:1jywu7du].
"Tube":3ppzq9tq wrote: with a lot of pics being portrait it'd be good if even length was increased.[/quote:3ppzq9tq]OK, I'll give that a go.
"Tube":3ppzq9tq wrote: Can the main window be any wider?[/quote:3ppzq9tq]Dunno. I measure the current overall width at about 950px. Changing or reapportioning that is beyond me, however.[/quote:3ppzq9tq]
Which is about optimal if you want to be able to use the site on a Smartphone. Yes, the central column could be made bigger but if would mean a lot of work repositioning the rest of the elements.
I'm viewing this on a 2400px wide screen. The trick is to only use half the screen (email is in the other half).
"Andrew":3cuyz1s9 wrote: Which is about optimal if you want to be able to use the site on a Smartphone.[/quote:3cuyz1s9]
I wouldn't agree. On an 480x800 screen it's too small to read, so you have to zoom anyway.