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Some Blog Owners Report A Scrolling Stats Display

For most blog owners, the formatting of the Stats display is a model of efficiency. For each display (Overview, Posts, Traffic Sources, Audience), when looking left to right, we see a display that's pretty tightly limited to 75% screen width, when the display size is adjusted to 100% screen height. That's maybe 10% wider than the post editor display, with both post editor and Stats leaving the well known white space on the right.

Legendarily - and I can't think specifically where I could quote this trivia, the Blogger wizard displays, such as Post Editor, Settings, and Stats, are limited this way so blog owners won't be forced to size their browser windows to 100% of screen width.

See how neatly the horizontal width of the Post Editor display is sized?


And here's the Stats display, with similar "white space".


Oddly, a few blog owners have been reporting, recently, that they are being forced to scroll left to right, to see the entire Stats display. One blog owner explicitly states
The Stats section looks normal except for the part in the upper right hand corner, the "pageviews" stats. That little section that says pageviews today, yesterday, week etc. . . is "gone". There is a scroll bar at the bottom of the window and if I move it all the way to the right, the pageviews are there.
So, what element in the display requires more than 100% of the screen width? Or are some blog owners simply sizing the display text, and making the entire display extremely large?

Let's compare the "Traffic Sources" displays, as seen in Firefox and in Internet Explorer V8.

See how neatly tabbed the display is, in Firefox?


Look at the display, in Internet Explorer. See the differences in the display, of the 6th and 7th links?


What will my Overview display look like, in Internet Explorer, if the 7th link pops up in the Traffic Sources display in Overview?

Try the "Month" view, to see!


What was last Tuesday? Coincidence?

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Comments

blogger addict said…
nice post...thanks for sharing....
Jill said…
Ohhh... I compose in MS Word and post to my blog at 100% width. I've always wondered why I had to scroll to see parts of my stats. Thanks for posting the explanation.

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