Jan 23 2019 03:07 AM
Jan 23 2019 03:07 AM
I don't know if anyone else finds this to be a big problem in SharePoint Online. One thing that frustrates me is that inserting web parts and page content only fills the left side of the screen. When viewing a team site on a widescreen monitor (which the vast majority of people are using), half the screen is just filled with white space instead of using the full width.
I've been creating a number of sites for staff and almost always they comment on this. It looks like a page hasn't been designed properly and all I can say is "sorry, that's the way SharePoint works".
Is there a reason team sites are designed like this? Any solutions or upcoming updates that might resolve it?
Jan 23 2019 05:24 AM
Hello @Toby McDaid ! Can you pls. describe with a screenshot, what you mean? Wide screen can be filled with so many useful webparts as the quicklinks. Pls. see my screenshot: I had 2 important sites to link and one document set.
Them and the NEWS webpart opens new horizonts with better search tools within.
Jan 23 2019 06:03 AM
Jan 23 2019 06:11 AM
Jan 23 2019 09:16 AM - edited Jan 23 2019 09:16 AM
There are various reasons for this. The first being, Microsoft has invested a lot of time and money into accessibility in Modern SharePoint. Today, we have monitors with extremely large resolutions and it really poses a complexity for accessibility to make sure content is easily read across screen sizes. It's basically an industry standard now to not use full width layouts in order to better support various screen sizes.
To give you some insight, David Warner made a great video about why the whitespace exists and in fact, why it really isn't a bad thing at all. http://warner.digital/modern-sharepoint-pages-layouts-and-whitespace/
As someone else mentioned, there is an effort to support 1920px, but as you expect, you still wouldn't get full width on a 4k screen. Watch the video, it will definitely help understand the purpose around white space.
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Apr 08 2022 07:10 AM
@Carl_Williams , well then I guess it’s acceptable if you think so!
It surprises me in these days an ages of ever expanding resolutions and monitor sizes that people still use pixels for anything more then determining whether it’s a phone/tablet/monitor landscape or monitor portrait and then using percentages for aligning elements on the page. If the whitespace were set to 10% on either side then the page would size across different resolutions equally.
Apr 08 2022 07:29 AM
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Feb 01 2023 07:35 AM
Dynamic page sizing is used by many other companies and many other products for the purpose of maintaining readability across platforms. The current modern Sharepoint pages assume people are still using old resolution monitors. I currently use a "standard" 1920x1080 screen size and have approximately a third of the screen unused (blank white on the right side). The reasoning listed is simply an excuse. This is not acceptable, ever.
Feb 01 2023 07:41 AM
Definitely not in the year 2023 when all monitors are 16x9, except say for a few kiosk monitors.
Feb 01 2023 08:16 AM
Feb 01 2023 08:20 AM
Hi Chris. HOW DARE YOU SPEAK THE TRUTH!!??
You said it right, just an excuse. Why? Because like the rest of their 'stuff', nothing is truly completed. All the tech is relegated to ~75% completion missing small but important, standard, everyday expected functionality. But, nope. You have to add these requests into the rabbit hole: "UserVoice".
Feb 01 2023 08:48 AM