A question for my readers

First, let me say thanks for stopping by on a daily basis, your continued patronage of this website in the fight against climate fanaticism is always appreciated. I’m considering some changes to WUWT’s formatting in the upcoming months to help keep important stories online longer, but before I do that I need the readers to answer a question that I can’t answer myself by looking at visitor data.

The question is: how do you see this website in your browser?

There’s three possible ways; the gallery format and the linear format, or mobile. Depending on your screen resolution and browser window size, one of these three presentations is possible.


(larger screens and full width browser windows)

Gallery View of WUWT


(smaller screens and smaller browser windows)


(On phones)

Please tell me which view you normally see:

Your answer will help me make WUWT better.

Thanks, Anthony

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May 10, 2018 10:29 am

I’d prefer gallery but Firefox gives me linear. And, I look at this site on my cell phone at times.

Reply to  Bob Greene
May 10, 2018 10:32 am

I use chrome browser on PC. Android mobile view most often.

Phil R
Reply to  pbweather
May 10, 2018 11:44 am

I use Firefox. I get gallery if I expand to the whole screen and linear if I reduce the Firefox window (which I do at work). 🙂

Richard G.
Reply to  pbweather
May 10, 2018 12:42 pm

My Firefox shows me gallery for recent posts with linear below for aging posts.

Reply to  pbweather
May 10, 2018 12:49 pm

I get the same view as Richard G. and I use Safari.

Martin Hovland
Reply to  pbweather
May 11, 2018 12:51 am

Gallery, please.

Rational Debate
Reply to  pbweather
May 13, 2018 10:06 am

I generally see the gallery view at the top, with all below that first set of 5 stories shown in linear, which is I assume what Anthony meant by the gallery view anyhow. Usually I’m on a laptop using firefox v56.x with about a 15.x” screen set to show my tabs vertically down the side rather than the normal horizontal tabs across the top. I tried to respond to the poll, but didn’t see a submit button and hitting “view results” didn’t do anything either – maybe because I’m a few days after the post was originally put up and it’s no longer active or something? Anyhow, fwiw that’s how I normally see WUWT.

Reply to  pbweather
May 15, 2018 10:22 am

Gallery on Firefox.

J Mac
Reply to  Bob Greene
May 10, 2018 11:04 am

Hmmm…. that’s odd. I’m running FireFox and I see the gallery view.

David A Smith
Reply to  J Mac
May 10, 2018 11:35 am

I get gallery in both IE and FireFox.

Reply to  J Mac
May 10, 2018 12:11 pm

I’m running FireFox and I get the gallery view.

Reply to  J Mac
May 10, 2018 12:24 pm

I get the gallery view in Firefox using my regular Windows 8.1 computer..

Alan Robertson
Reply to  J Mac
May 10, 2018 1:53 pm

Gallery view, while full screen with Firefox, IE and MS Edge.
I only use Firefox, but checked the others.
Chrome, hmmm… that’s by Google, no thanks.

Reply to  Bob Greene
May 10, 2018 11:17 am

I prefer linear and via the link from my gmail, I get linear in my Chrome tab

Reply to  Bob Greene
May 10, 2018 1:40 pm

Yep. Right now I’m viewing WUWT on a very limited browser called Dillo. It presents the stories vertically. I have a hunch that’s because it doesn’t do Java Script.
Firefox on the same (Ubuntu Linux) machine displays in Gallery format.
Ditto for Chromium-Browser, Konqueror, Qupzilla, Midori.
On any of those browsers, the stories display vertically if you resize the window so it’s only wide enough for one story.

Reply to  Bob Greene
May 10, 2018 3:20 pm

Hmm. Firefox gives me my preferred gallery by default. 1680 x 1050 resolution – what’s yours?
(I avoid, if at all possible, getting onto a text-rich site with the cell phone. Way too much hassle to adjust for these aging eyes.)

michael hart
Reply to  Bob Greene
May 10, 2018 3:54 pm

I also usually see gallery, but sometimes linear. Maybe it is due to firefox/chrome differences. I do use different browsers (almost always on a laptop), but I hadn’t given it much thought until now.

Reply to  Bob Greene
May 10, 2018 11:08 pm

Running Firefox on a 22″ display, I get Gallery unless I zoom in; then I get Linear.

May 10, 2018 10:32 am

Good question Anthony. Actually, when I use my mobile device I always use the WordPress App

Ken Mitchell
May 10, 2018 10:33 am

I rarely come to the front page of the WUWT site, so I don’t have any preference between gallery and linear formats. I get email notifications of new articles, and I also subscribe via the Feedly news reader. So even though I rarely go directly to WUWT, I do manage to read half or more of the articles.

Reply to  Ken Mitchell
May 10, 2018 3:00 pm

I’m like you. Today was the first day of a couple of years attendance I have visited the home page because I respond to the emails Anthony sends.
I’m running Windows 10 insider, with Opera as my preferred browser.
Today I see WUWT in GALLERY VIEW, as on most days.
From memory, my Samsung Galaxy 10 tablet is the same. I’m not sure about my iPhone 7 as I don’t usually use it to browse, but I can’t recall anything different on the occasions I have.
I should really post this independently…………Duh!

Lucius von Steinkaninchen
May 10, 2018 10:33 am

Gallery format, Chrome, either in the laptop screen or in a larger monitor.

Reply to  Lucius von Steinkaninchen
May 10, 2018 1:17 pm


May 10, 2018 10:36 am

I’m seeing Gallery on Firefox on iMac… Like it just fine.

May 10, 2018 10:37 am

Gallery. Thanks for all you do.

Richard Thomas
May 10, 2018 10:37 am

Gallery view in Firefox on my computer

Reply to  Richard Thomas
May 10, 2018 12:34 pm

Me too!

Reply to  Alastair Brickell
May 10, 2018 1:20 pm

Me too!

Reply to  Richard Thomas
May 10, 2018 3:33 pm

Me too

May 10, 2018 10:38 am

I would just like clear delineation between the important top billing stories, and the most recent, so that I do not inadvertently see the top story, and think that no newer articles have been added.

May 10, 2018 10:38 am

Gallery format, Chrome, laptop screen or larger home monitor.

Reply to  jarlgeir
May 10, 2018 11:22 am


May 10, 2018 10:40 am

Seeing Gallery view on Chrome but it used to be linear. I actually preferred the linear.

Jeff Mitchell
Reply to  Anthony Watts
May 10, 2018 11:36 pm

I used to see gallery in chrome, then it changed to linear. I liked the gallery better.

Gary Hudson
May 10, 2018 10:41 am

Gallery, chrome

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Gary Hudson
May 10, 2018 12:27 pm

Gallery, Firefox. But, linear is an acceptable alternative.

Al Miller
May 10, 2018 10:41 am

Gallery. Thanks for all your work on this front!

William Turner
Reply to  Al Miller
May 10, 2018 10:47 am

Gallery, Chrome

Alan Tomalty
May 10, 2018 10:42 am


Meridan Bennett
May 10, 2018 10:42 am

Probably 60% mobile and 40% wide format PC (Windows 10, Chrome).

May 10, 2018 10:44 am

Gallery view, please…

May 10, 2018 10:44 am

Linear view on Chromium using Linux mint.

Reply to  Ian Dempster
May 11, 2018 3:02 am

Linear using xp and firefox and 16 or inch screen
i prefer Linear
i run Linux mint on a laptop and i think it was gallery? on there in firefox ..i dont use it except when travelling

May 10, 2018 10:45 am

I get gallery or linear. If I zoom the website content, the page is linear. If not, it’s gallery. Depends on how large of type I need to comfortably read the screen and that varies from day to day. I use Safari.

May 10, 2018 10:45 am


David in Texas
May 10, 2018 10:45 am

Linear using SeaMonkey.

May 10, 2018 10:47 am

I prefer the ‘Gallery’ view. I don’t use a smart phone to read articles online.

May 10, 2018 10:47 am

gallery for me……I like it

Reply to  Latitude
May 10, 2018 10:54 am

…and one small request….at least I hope it’s a small one!
Can someone please clean out “tips and notes”?…..I can’t load it and it jumps around loading so much stuff you can’t leave any more
Trying to leave this…
National Association of Scholars just fried climate scientists a new one….

Reply to  Latitude
May 10, 2018 12:33 pm

Latitude, If you are running Firefox you can get an add-on that blocks scripts and other unwelcome stuff (NoScript), and it will allow the Tips page to load much quicker. My browser can load the entire page fairly quickly. I just tried the page and it took 90 seconds to load entirely.

May 10, 2018 10:49 am

Gallery, but hardly ever see the home page — always have a particular post showing (along w/a bunch of tabs on other sites). I just put Firefox on “work offline” when away and/or computer sleeping.

May 10, 2018 10:49 am

Using Chrome or Firefox, Gallery or Linear look identical.

Tom in Florida
May 10, 2018 10:51 am

I use Firefox with a 24″ screen. There is a top post then the next line is gallery then linear below that all the way down.

JC in Canton
May 10, 2018 10:52 am


Jeff Labute
May 10, 2018 10:53 am

I don’t mind either format. I typically use MS Edge, or safari on a tablet. HTML5 is the way of the future, and possibly even an App.

May 10, 2018 10:53 am

I most often read starting with a notification in email, and click through to read the rest if the lede is interesting. What I see next depends on whether I’m reading email on my phone or PC, and these days I probably read about 50% on phone and 50% of PC. The ballot didn’t let me vote for two!

May 10, 2018 10:55 am

I most often view and respond on my iPad using Safari

May 10, 2018 10:56 am


May 10, 2018 10:56 am

I have linear from Firefox and expand that to the full width of a 23″ monitor, then increase the font size because my eyesight is now so bad.
Please fon’t use gray fonts or other low contrast hings like white on blue background, no matter how pretty look.

Old England
May 10, 2018 10:57 am

Gallery in Firefox and most sincere Thanks for all you do

May 10, 2018 10:59 am

Galery please

May 10, 2018 10:59 am

Via my iPhone browser

May 10, 2018 11:00 am

I have linear from Firefox and expand that to the full width of a 23″ monitor, then increase the font size because my eyesight is now so bad.
Please fon’t use gray fonts or other low contrast hings like white on blue background, no matter how pretty it looks.

Reply to  aashfield
May 10, 2018 11:23 am

For a long time, I was seeing linear view. Recently, without prodding, my screen has shifted over to gallery view. Same computer, same? OS, same screen — updated Firefox. I’m okay with either view,

Reply to  aashfield
May 10, 2018 11:25 am

Sorry for a double reply – the gallery/linear post was in reply to the site question. This time around, I want to second your request – gray text with light gray comments and captions is bad. Whatever you do, don’t go gray.

May 10, 2018 11:01 am

Gallery on Firefox. Thanks for keeping the site going

John Towers
May 10, 2018 11:01 am

Gallery or mobile sir. Read your site multiple times daily

Joel O’Bryan
May 10, 2018 11:03 am

All three ways.
– Gallery with Firefox on my iMac.
– Linear with Firefox/Safari on my iPad.
– Mobile view with Firefox on my iPhone

May 10, 2018 11:05 am

I get one row of gallery then it goes linear, apparently to fit adverts down the right side.
Firefox browser on a laptop.

Mike M.
May 10, 2018 11:07 am

I get linear.

Robin Pittwood
May 10, 2018 11:08 am

Mobile view on my iPad. I use an RSS reader (and I would recommend that strongly to other serious readers). Very simple and efficient.

May 10, 2018 11:08 am

I use Brave Browser running on Debian GNU/Linux at 1080p resolution.
The Gallery view is preferred. However, it’s surprising that WordPress doesn’t automatically adjust for the device.
And… since there have been a few articles on here lately regarding blockchain enabled websites… may I suggest trying out Steemit, if you are interested in moving to a new platform that includes blockchain technology. You may even be able to forgo ads entirely since blog posts can receive payments via crypto-coin.

Jm Hodgen
May 10, 2018 11:09 am

Firefox in gallery that goes linear as I scroll on large screen or laptop… prefer to read when I have time and space

Linda Goodman
May 10, 2018 11:11 am

Thank you for keeping us informed, Mr. Watts. Google Chrome shows me a modified linear view.

Steve Egbert
May 10, 2018 11:12 am

Gallery, Firefox

May 10, 2018 11:14 am

I usually see linear and I prefer linear.
Great tactical wisdom from Stanford tennis coach Dick Gould, applies in many situations: “Never change a winning game, always change a losing game.”
Change is inevitable in the technologically evolving world of internet publishing. Here I would interpret Gould’s advice as meaning: “Never give up important functionality.” If there is something that helped to create your success, try to keep it available at least as an option.
Classic, simple, linear should always be an option, in my opinion.

May 10, 2018 11:15 am

Linear and am quite happy with that

May 10, 2018 11:18 am

Running Firefox and I use the gallery view.

Jane Rush
May 10, 2018 11:21 am

I see gallery view.

Terence Hagan
May 10, 2018 11:23 am

I’m surprised you don’t have something like Google Analytics, it could tell you how your site was being viewed by screen size, as well as other useful stuff.

Terence Hagan
Reply to  Anthony Watts
May 10, 2018 2:43 pm

That may be true when searching but I’d wager that Google Analytics, which is used to report on various aspects of site usage statistics, will just report on how your site is used, it isn’t part of the Google search mechanism/algorithms. Easy enough to put on your site, there are various plugins to add it to WordPress, it’ll give you facts on pages viewed, unique views, browsers used, geolocation of browsers etc. I think you’d find it useful and you wouldn’t need to have a poll like this to see how your site is used.

May 10, 2018 11:24 am

I see it in linear. By the way I despise websites set up for mobile viewing. Please don’t go there

Dr S.
May 10, 2018 11:25 am

Gallery, chrome.

May 10, 2018 11:27 am

I see Galley View in Opera, Firefox and Explorer bowsers, which becomes linear when I scroll down.

May 10, 2018 11:29 am

I see gallery view. Thanks for all your hard work.

May 10, 2018 11:30 am

I normally use a Kindle at home, so it’s linear I think. If I visit from work it’s with firefox and should be gallery. Occasionally I’ll use my phone when my wife is shopping.

May 10, 2018 11:31 am


Reply to  Fraizer
May 10, 2018 3:00 pm

Just occurred to me: I do view on my phone a significant portion of time. So call it gallery/Firefox 50% and iPhone 50%

May 10, 2018 11:32 am

For a while already, the site is way too large (in a child textbook sense) for me so I view it at reduced 80% size. That way the letters are the right size for my reading comfort but unfortunately large amount of pictures gets hard to read if they contain annotations that don’t share the site’s “child textbook” letter size policy.
I view the site in browser window that takes up less than half of my screen’s width and it’s still large enough to contain full width of the gallery format including some gray borders.
I would really appreciate if you considered either reducing letter size on the blog, or enlarging your images so they match the used letter size.

Kent Noonan
May 10, 2018 11:32 am

I see gallery view in firefox and chrome

May 10, 2018 11:35 am

Gallery view, Mac 17″ screen, Chrome

May 10, 2018 11:37 am

Gallery is my favorite, but linear (on my tablet) is fine.

May 10, 2018 11:37 am

Works fine, don’t worry about consensus. I do get lately always in the link get a yellow triangle with ! in the middle. Works fine and occurs in other sites sometimes, even .gov, may be related to rare hang up as my system is very old (by such standards these days).

May 10, 2018 11:38 am

Having comments numbered would be useful

Reply to  1saveenergy
May 10, 2018 12:49 pm

Highlighting new comments in a different color on revisiting an article would help with extending the comments on articles. Otherwise, you have to wade through the entire article to find new comments and that can get tedious. Currently, an article has about a 48-hour lifetime on my computer, if it’s an interesting article, and then I move on. Too many articles to stick with a particular one for very long.

The Deplorable Vlad the Impaler
Reply to  TA
May 10, 2018 5:38 pm

I’m not picky about the view, but a way to mark or check (or SOMETHING) a comment I’ve already read would be a great facility (thanks, TA!!). I know you tried something like Jo does (thumbs up or down) which allows me to know what I’ve read and rated, and I know it was not successful here, but some facility to allow faster scrolling through comments would be the CAT’S MEOW!!!!!!
Appologies to Dr. Kenji Watts,

May 10, 2018 11:42 am

Chrome browser – gallery view

May 10, 2018 11:45 am

My Microsoft Edge comes up gallery.
But it really makes no difference to me, as I always “read up” from the last posts I’ve read.
I’ll scroll down to the last post I’ve read, and then work my way up chronologically.

Reply to  u.k.(us)
May 10, 2018 12:02 pm

Umm, 19″ monitor desktop running Windows 10.

May 10, 2018 11:46 am

I rarely see the home page. I subscribe to your RSS feed in NetNewsWire, and if I open the article it shows the article view itself. When I open the home page (Chrome), I get the Gallery view.

Ian W
May 10, 2018 11:47 am

Hi Anthony,
The default view varies with the device: laptop/desktop, tablet or smartphone. Given the choice I will normally switch to ‘gallery view .

Reply to  Ian W
May 10, 2018 11:52 am

same here. 3 different views on desktop. laptop and smartphone
TBH I don’t actually care. Its a non issue for me.

Reply to  Ian W
May 11, 2018 2:14 am

I was just going to remark that myself. The Tablet using Firefox gives one view with choice of using desktop view, though. I like the desktop view on the Android tablet better.
The images are too large for a tablet ( but maybe suitable for a phone, I suppose) if the desk top view is not requested.

Dave Yaussy
May 10, 2018 11:52 am

Gallery view on my desktop

May 10, 2018 11:54 am

While I usually view your site from my Android, I actually prefer to use my laptop for the better layout & resolution.

May 10, 2018 11:55 am

I will read it no matter how it shows up. My current view is Firefox and Gallery.

Paul Miller
May 10, 2018 11:57 am

Linear. Safari. MacBook Air. Not overly concerned about format. Content is king.

Warren Dennis
May 10, 2018 11:58 am

Gallery on FF.

M Courtney
May 10, 2018 12:01 pm

Gallery; Explorer, Edge and Chrome on a laptop.
But I actually prefer Linear.

Luc Ozade
May 10, 2018 12:06 pm

Gallery and Linear on Chrome, 23″ monitor, PC, Windows 7. It’s probably mainly linear because I almost never have my open Window on full screen. I adjust the content for ease of reading via Cntrl and scroll wheel. If I open the Window to full size it’s Gallery, definitely. I’m very happy with everything!

May 10, 2018 12:07 pm

I’m currently running Chrome, but I really dislike their pdf windows, forcing me to download pdfs that I then open with Adobe.
I use a 27″ monitor that allows me to open large browser windows.
My browser windows are sized to maximize email access and a few internet sales shops.
Even with large browser windows, there are website with gallery views wider than my window. I tend to stop using them as it is clumsy to keep paging left-right.
To put reference to WUWT’s appearance in my browser windows, WUWT fills a little more than half the width of my browser windows
Plus, I open a lot of browser tabs on a number of browser windows.
Thanks for asking us!

Joel Snider
May 10, 2018 12:08 pm

I pretty much get the gallery view – I tend to view the site on line, on my computer at work, when I’m engaged in the world and public works.
After work, I pretty much disengage, hit the gym, goof off, and try to forget the day until it starts over again.

May 10, 2018 12:09 pm

I use the Feedly RSS reader, and click individual articles from there. I don’t recall the last time I’ve seen the actual homepage. This is true for both my pc and my phone.
But I clicked the home button up top to see what it would do and:
Gallery View. I’ve now responded with that in your poll also.

paul courtney
May 10, 2018 12:10 pm

Gallery in Mozilla. While I’ve got you, 1) Thank YOU! and 2) I think your work is being misrepresented on another site, guy calls himself Scott Koonz is saying that when you gathered unadjusted records from select stations it still showed a warming trend. I don’t recall it that way, but am not able to find my way back to that post. I looked at tips, and saw over 1700, didn’t think it would do any good to ask it there. If I can be directed how to find such a post in archives, that’d be great.

paul courtney
Reply to  paul courtney
May 10, 2018 12:15 pm

And BTW, there’s a fourth view everybody sees on the first 3. It looks like a guy who is sick and tired of being lied to, and when he looks for the truth, he gets attacked by the liars (who still have their white lab coats on).

Reply to  paul courtney
May 10, 2018 3:21 pm

paul courtney
I have a white lab coa……..Ooops!….. 🙂
Wish I had one, then I could contribute meaningfully.
Thanks all.

May 10, 2018 12:11 pm

Gallery on the note tablet and PC. Mobile on the note phone. As a frequent reader, I think gallery gives the best quick overview.

May 10, 2018 12:16 pm

I see all three on my PC, iPad, and phone respectively. I prefer the pc format ( gallery ).

May 10, 2018 12:17 pm

Both Gallery and mobile, later more often
Thanks for being here

jim hogg
May 10, 2018 12:18 pm

Gallery – on desktop running on Opera . . .

David S
May 10, 2018 12:21 pm

I use firefox and I get the gallery view.

Kevin Hearle
May 10, 2018 12:21 pm

Hi I use Google and get linear but would prefer Gallery. I can see why phone users might want linear so can you give us a choice button. Is it possible to improve the search function within WUWT that would be really helpful? Great work you and the moderators are doing keep it up.

May 10, 2018 12:21 pm

I view it on my 55″ flat-screen TV using either Chrome or Internet Explorer zoomed to about 175% so I can read it from my couch and it appear in Linear format.

Bob Smith
May 10, 2018 12:22 pm

Chrome on Linux (Ubuntu Mate). Gallery View.

May 10, 2018 12:23 pm

Linear view for me (option 2). Signal comes in on hardline.
Whatever you do I’m sure it will be GREAT!

Reply to  eyesonu
May 10, 2018 12:25 pm

Don’t know if it matters but browser is Firefox.

Reply to  eyesonu
May 10, 2018 11:49 pm

On my laptop as above
Gallery view @ 90% zoom
Linear view @100% – 120%
Mobile view @133% or greater

Bryan A
May 10, 2018 12:24 pm

I am viewing most often on a Kindle Fire. I get a combo view. The first five articles appear in Gallery View, then there is an ad then all subsequent older articles appear in linear view. I guess, even though the Kindle is a mobile device, the screen format treats the format like an IPad might.

Mickey Reno
May 10, 2018 12:27 pm

I get the gallery view on first opening the home page (on a widescreen laptop using Windows 10 and Firefox). I immediately go the to the most recent article and view it, then page back chronologically to previous articles, until I get to the first article I had previously read the day before.
A few not totally unrelated suggestions:
When in article view mode, when the comments are visible, I would really enjoy if the ‘Next Article’ and ‘Previous Article’ controls lived in three places instead of just one as it is now. Those three places would be 1) at the very top of the page (below the banner, above the article headline), 2) at the end of the article and before 1st comment (as it is now), and 3) at the very end of the comments. If the controls are generated automatically as the page loads, this shouldn’t be a difficult change. I think I would use the “Previous” at the end of the comments most often.
The basic metadata for each article should be prominent at a reserved spot at the beginning of each article and include these bits.
Author: Anthony Watts
posted by: Charles the moderator – if a moderator posts an article they didn’t write, it may confuse authorship.
posted on: May 10, 2018 @ 22:45:17 PDT
Still the best web site anywhere! Thank you, Anthony and all the mods and guest authors!

Troy Hilbert
May 10, 2018 12:30 pm

I don’t know what customizations are available to you, but if you can apply CSS, I would recommend using Bootstrap. It will automatically handle all three of your scenarios based on the viewport reported by the browser. https://getbootstrap.com/

Roy Denio
May 10, 2018 12:50 pm

Your web programmer should be able to setup an individual preference bases on a stored cookie.

Reply to  Roy Denio
May 10, 2018 12:55 pm

Hi Anthony
I too get Gallery view, but like many I rarely visit the home page as I am subscribed to the e-mail list and get a synopsis and URL for each new post.

Sam Wright
May 10, 2018 12:54 pm

I see gallery. I had to check because I normally just go to an article from the RSS feed.

May 10, 2018 12:58 pm

Gallery. But the poll doesn’t work for me (can’t be answered, there is no submit button).

Reply to  jdgalt
May 10, 2018 1:01 pm

I hit send too soon. I would mention that I also see new messages in Thunderbird (as text-only, chopping off after about two lines) using the RSS feed. For most blogs I primarily read them that way, but yours is frustrating because it chops off rather than showing the whole post there.

May 10, 2018 1:00 pm

Gallery from firefox.

Jacques Hennes
May 10, 2018 1:15 pm

I use Firefox ESR on Debian 7 workstation. I get one row of gallery then it goes linear.
Time to time I use Safari on iPad or iPhone ( old 3GS ).
Present layout fit me well.

Kristi Silber
May 10, 2018 1:20 pm

Chrome, linear.

May 10, 2018 1:21 pm

Gallery using Safari or Chrome
on Apple computer so old
I can’t update either browsing software.
If it ain’t broke,
why fix it?

Reply to  Richard Greene
May 10, 2018 3:10 pm

Richard Greene
Security man, come on. If you can’t even update your browser your OS is full of holes.
From a non techy so likely to be ridiculed.

Reply to  HotScot
May 10, 2018 3:40 pm

You buy me a new computer HotScot
and the problem will be fixed
and you’ll have a tax deduction,
so it’s win-win !

Reply to  Richard Greene
May 10, 2018 5:00 pm

Richard Greene
I’m not sure there are tax deductions for presents in the UK.
You could always build one, it’s easy and cheap.

May 10, 2018 1:34 pm

Gallery. Looks good.

Coeur de Lion
May 10, 2018 1:42 pm

What’s a browser?

Reply to  Coeur de Lion
May 10, 2018 3:06 pm

Coeur de Lion
A wife.
Avoid them, they’re expensive.

May 10, 2018 1:47 pm

Depending on window size I can see either gallery or linear. Either one is fine. Running Safari on MacOS High Sierra. I occasionally use Firefox on Windows 10, and get the same result there. I never visit WUWT on mobile.

Loren Hooker, farmer
May 10, 2018 2:00 pm

Linear, Chrome. Been lurking for years. Your site is invaluable. As an educated layman. I often cannot fully understand the details,(especially advanced mathematics) of the primary story/article. Perusing the comments threads provides me with very important information/context/insight. Whatever the format, please continue to provide this essential service. I thank you, Anthony.

May 10, 2018 2:01 pm

It works now. Fight the face-lift urge.
How many sites/apps have committed suidide by face-lift? I have lost count. Some made themselves gradually worse, others went for total self-destruction: hotmail, yahoo, google, village square, marketwatch, computerworld/IDG, UBM, industryweek, ars technica, cnet, slashdot, dice, San Diego union-tribune, manufacturer, tennessean, a bunch of cox newspaper sites, AAAS Science & ScienceCareers, insidetech, chronicle of higher ed… There are also many news & opinion sites I used to visit a couple times a day for good content that now I visit once a week, once a month or less: Cenantua, newswithviews, American thinker, washington dc times, cns, wnd, oped news, before its news… some started jumping and twitching as I tried to read content…to make sure (in the mind of some dreanged web-weaver on some other kind of device) I could see disgusting ad content.
(Ads I can tolerate, even enjoy the extra info on good products – – those weather stations, gauges, wood-working & machine tools, beakers, thermometers of various kinds, micrometers… but, really! I don’t wear saris or ugly..or any other kind of high heels! What are their AIs thinking!?)
It is fine as is. I get the e-mail messages, go to the individual articles, or to the hone page to scroll down the moderately brief list. In a pinch, I do a search. And, hoping to get more traffic to sites I like, I add links to the best ones onto my personal (ugly, boring, non-jumping, non-security-risking i.e. no scripting) web pages…albeit with my own spin on the head-lines based on content.

Reply to  mib8
May 10, 2018 2:12 pm

Agreed — ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Simple is better than fancy. I don’t come here to be wowed by someone’s leet web skilz.

May 10, 2018 2:11 pm

Linear. SeaMonkey 2.39 on WinXP. Browser window 1150×825. Any wider tends to make text blocks too wide to read comfortably.

May 10, 2018 2:14 pm

Gallery in Opera, Brave & Firefox.

May 10, 2018 2:26 pm

Linear, Chrome, 1024 by 768 pixels.

May 10, 2018 2:29 pm

Firefox gives me gallery which I’m happy with.

May 10, 2018 2:31 pm

Galery then linear after first few, android, chrome 10″ screen tablet.

May 10, 2018 2:31 pm

Anthony ==> I do all my writing, editing, research and serious web reading on my Lenovo laptop in Gallery View.e FIREFOX and CHROME (somewhat interchangeably, though prefer Firefox), I often use Firefox’s “Reader View” which shows the text in a vertical column more like a single-column newspaper.
I vary rarely use one of my way-too-many tablets to look at web pages, and never a mobile phone.

Pete Smith
May 10, 2018 2:32 pm

I read via direct article links via your RSS feed, so I never actually view the front page.
I like the look of the gallery view though.

geoff fisher
May 10, 2018 2:35 pm

gallery in Opera

May 10, 2018 2:39 pm

I prefer Gallery on Safari. Have experimented with other views but always go back to Gallery.
Thanks for your time, effort, and sacrifice, it is much appreciated.

Ron Tuohimaa
May 10, 2018 2:44 pm

Firefox Quantum – Gallery

May 10, 2018 2:45 pm

I too see the gallery view with Firefox for the lead article plus the next 4 just below. Then it goes to linear after a blank gap which I suppose is provided by a Firefox ad blocker.

May 10, 2018 2:45 pm

Gallery on Firefox with my desk-top. I get linear with mobile. I prefer the wider view because it displays the comment indenting better.

May 10, 2018 2:53 pm

Gallery view, Firefox, laptop.

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May 10, 2018 2:54 pm

Chose gallery for poll but when I clicked ‘view results’, nothing happens.

May 10, 2018 2:56 pm

Browser View … in Firefox 60, with Windows 8.1, screen resolution 1920 x 1080

Reply to  Robert Kernodle
May 10, 2018 2:58 pm

I meant … Gallery View … in Firefox 60, with Windows 8.1, screen resolution 1920 x 1080

May 10, 2018 2:56 pm

Hmm. I use Safari, and what I get is not exactly like any of your options, but I would describe it as linear.

May 10, 2018 3:02 pm

Today was the first day of a couple of years attendance I have visited the home page because I respond to the emails you send.
I’m running Windows 10 insider, with Opera as my preferred browser.
Today I see WUWT in GALLERY VIEW, as on most days.
From memory, my Samsung Galaxy 10 tablet is the same. I’m not sure about my iPhone 7 as I don’t usually use it to browse, but I can’t recall anything different on the occasions I have.
Hope this helps.

Stephen Singer
May 10, 2018 3:02 pm

In Firefox, IE, and Edge I get Gallery initially for 5-6 articles then linear for the rest of the articles. This is in Windows 10.

May 10, 2018 3:05 pm

Linear, on an iPad. Too lazy to fire up the PC again after a hard days work.

May 10, 2018 3:10 pm

I use Chrome and have the Gallery view

May 10, 2018 3:16 pm

Gallery using Waterfox on Windoze 10, large workstation screen. I don’t bother looking on anything else.
I occasionally have to turn on uBlock Origin, as there are still advertisers out there who either abuse the space or are incompetent.

Warren Blair
May 10, 2018 3:30 pm

Explorer/22″ = gallery

May 10, 2018 3:33 pm

Gallery view, but on my monitor it covers a little bit more than a third of the screen width…. it’s hard to find a theme that adapts to a big monitor, most of them seem focused on the small screens.

Gunga Din
May 10, 2018 3:44 pm

I see the gallery view BUT there is about 11+ inches of WUWT with 3 inch, grey areas on each “margin”.
Desktop running Windows 7pro, Chrome browser.
(I preferred Firefox until their frequent updates kept disabling parts of the security suite I trust.)

Gunga Din
Reply to  Gunga Din
May 10, 2018 3:46 pm

PS I don’t have a laptop or a cell phone (let alone a “smart phone”.)

Eric Stevens
May 10, 2018 3:46 pm

I get gallery view in Firefox and would not prefer any lesser alternative. I try not to look at these things in my cellphone.

May 10, 2018 3:49 pm

Gallery on Safari, MacBook Pro

May 10, 2018 3:59 pm

The view is Linear on Safari & Firefox on iPad.
I do like the Gallery representation over Linear tho

May 10, 2018 4:04 pm

Edge and Brave on Windows 10 give Gallery view – fine by me.
Windows phone 10 gives mobile view – very occasional use – don’t mind this for quick scanning.
I usually remove Chrome from any clients computers and put a WUWT link in the favourites 🙂 and show them some graphs from the side-bar data!

Reply to  James Reid
May 10, 2018 4:09 pm

When I say clients they are mostly older folks that I help pro-bono with their technological needs when their grandkids live on the other side of the country or world, or folks that come into our Men’s Shed for help.

May 10, 2018 4:31 pm

Mobile view. But my ad blocker must strip off the cartoons.

May 10, 2018 4:35 pm

Gallery on Safari (MacOS), Chrome or Opera (windows 10) on a MacBook pro. About 75 % of the time.
Lineal on Safari iPad Air. 25 %

William Ward
May 10, 2018 4:46 pm

Anthony – here is what I see. I hope this helps.
MacBook Pro 15″ (mid-2015) MacOS Sierra 10.12.6
Chrome [Version 66.0.3359.170 (Official Build) (64-bit)]: “gallery” = 1 story on top; then 4 stories next row; then 1 per row linear after that.
Firefox [Version 60.0 (64-bit)]: “gallery” = 1 story on top; then 4 stories next row; then 1 per row linear after that.
Safari [Version 11.1 (12605.]: “gallery” = 1 story on top; then 4 stories next row; then 1 per row linear after that.
iPhone 7 Plus iOS 11.3.1
Firefox 11.1: Mobile
Safari: Mobile
Windows 7 PC
Firefox[Version 60.0 (64-bit)]: “gallery” = 1 story on top; then 4 stories next row; then 1 per row linear after that.
IE 11: “gallery” = 1 story on top; then 4 stories next row; then 1 per row linear after that.

May 10, 2018 5:08 pm

I recently signed up for this news source. I love it! Thanks for creating it.

May 10, 2018 5:17 pm

I almost never go to the WUWT home page as I use the feedly news reader to see new posts on the blog. Then I decide which one interest me…

Michael D Zorn
May 10, 2018 5:19 pm

First, more and more people are reading the web on mobiles (for all I know, they even watch “Lawrence of Arabia” on their phones). So it’s important to detect and handle them so you can render either way. For me, it’s Full Screen Gallery.

May 10, 2018 5:19 pm

First, more and more people are reading the web on mobiles (for all I know, they even watch “Lawrence of Arabia” on their phones). So it’s important to detect and handle them so you can render either way. For me, it’s Full Screen Gallery.

May 10, 2018 5:54 pm

Don’t change a thing ! I don’t like change !

May 10, 2018 5:55 pm

Linear view on my desktop browser (Pale Moon – a Firefox fork). Mobile view on my phone.

May 10, 2018 6:01 pm

I view gallery and mobile approximately 50/50.

May 10, 2018 6:17 pm

I use firefox – and I’m not sure what it is, though it’s two column, I’d still call it linear – story in one and site stats, shameless plugs, ads, and blogroll in the 2nd – It’s always been this way for me – and the screen is maybe 23″ desktop(?) Display is the same no matter which browser I use.

May 10, 2018 7:45 pm

FWIW, I don’t view the site on cellphone. I never have my web browser at full screen, although I usually use gallery but I have a (slight) preference for linear.

Reply to  sophocles
May 10, 2018 7:47 pm

Keep up the brilliant work, Anthony, you’ve no idea how much it’s appreciated!

May 10, 2018 7:47 pm

Linear, Firefox, 13 inch MacBook Pro, High Sierra 10.13.2

Chuck Bradley
May 10, 2018 7:59 pm

As requested, I voted. Please, whatever changes you make, do not eliminate any class of readers. The information here is worth far more than its flashy presentation or even its ease of access. Important posts deserve longer prominence, Don’t forget humor and exposing folly.

Richard Patton
May 10, 2018 8:13 pm

It depends on how wide I have my browser. If I it full screen It is gallery view, If I reduce it some it goes to linear view, If I reduce it a lot it goes to mobile, which is the way it is supposed to be.

Greg Cavanagh
May 10, 2018 8:36 pm

At work; IE explorer, I get gallery by default, but if I shrink the screen to view more than one window at a time, it turns into Linear. Both work perfect.
At home; Firefox likes to give me Linear. Works perfect.

May 10, 2018 8:38 pm

Gallery w/ Firefox

May 10, 2018 8:40 pm

I voted ‘linear.’ However, if the text size is at 100%, it’s actually ‘gallery.’ It’s ‘linear’ on my screen cuz I keep the text size at 150% (for the sake of my tired old eyes).

May 10, 2018 10:02 pm

The gallery view/google

Paul Johnson
May 10, 2018 10:23 pm

I’m using Edge with a 27″ monitor in portrait, so I get full width in Linear.

Eric Gisin
May 10, 2018 10:51 pm

You didn’t really describe the layout well. The first article is always full width, 2 through 5 can change layout, the rest are linear with a sidebar (no sidebar on mobile).
On a 24″ monitor in Firefox, if the browser width is greater than 1/2 screen 2-5 are horizontal, if width is less than 1/2 screen 2-5 are vertical.
I would really like the number of columns to change gradually. 1/2 width window has 2 columns, 3/4 width window has 3 columns, full width window has 4 columns, ultra-wide has 5.

Tractor Gent
May 10, 2018 11:01 pm

Chromium on Xubuntu is Gallery, but I get Mobile view on Android, as expected.

Steve C
May 10, 2018 11:05 pm

Running the Pale Moon browser (generally fullscreen) on Linux Mint, current monitor 1280×1024. Opening the homepage shows gallery mode (my favourite), but the page is not the full width of the browser window, only about 75-80%. After 2x “control-plus” to magnify for my aging eyesight, the browser goes to linear mode, although the page is still not quite the full window width.
Used to run a 1440×900 monitor – same non-full-width display in the browser window, but gallery mode survived the two magnification steps. And yes, clear, readable, black’n’white text in an uncluttered layout beats all weird colour (and other) effects – WUWT is great as it is in that respect. The aim is communication, after all, not to give the hapless visitors an exotic aesthetic experience as they struggle to make out the words!
(Also – have a play in the CSS Zen Garden and be amazed at what can bo done with the same page and a bit of style sheet dancing! You get to write just plain htm pages day to day, and then you can experiment freely with styling while never annoying anyone who prefers an existing style.)

Barry Sheridan
May 10, 2018 11:24 pm

Depends on what device I am using, FireFox gives Gallery and the iPAD delivers linear. I am one of those who really does not worry about the difference, I check WUWT daily so keep up with what ever content is posted. Thanks Anthony for all of your dedicated efforts to supply the world with something other than the negative ‘we are all doomed.’

May 11, 2018 12:24 am

Using the Brave browser, I see Gallery

May 11, 2018 12:31 am

I have linear because I’m mostly on my laptop (15.6″ 1920 x 1080 with text at 125%)
I prefer gallery as my main pc (2 x 22″ can’t remember the resolution, but 1 screen is 8 years old, 1 is 2 years old)
chrome on windows 10

John Moore
May 11, 2018 1:27 am

Gallery view please.

May 11, 2018 2:02 am

Gallery and phone, but more often gallery. The phone view has its own set of problems. Header is never visible and article titles often isn’t either, plus it has waaaaaaaay more ads than the gallery view and more intrusive.

May 11, 2018 2:31 am

For my parts it is both dependent on the device i am using i have two desktop boxes one is hooked up to a wide screen format (16:9 aspect ratio) display and i usually use the gallery mode if reading on that one , and the other one is hooked up to an old style 20 inch 4:3 aspect tube display where the usual mode I prefer is the linear one and page fitted to screen width, I kind of like that one better and do most often use that set for brwsing the net, find it easier on the eyes. And then I also have a mobile and a 10 inch pad , if i am reading your web on the mobile i usually do it in the mobile mode, but on some occasion i force it change to linear the lineaer mode (request desktope site ) , and on pad i usually stick wit the galley style.

Jennifer Cameron
May 11, 2018 2:38 am

Don’the know how helpful this will be.Currently HAVING to use mobile phone to view,as my laptop died! Have an ancient ipad but it keeps “dropping out”.Intend to buy new laptop, but pensioner now,so this is in the distant future.However,would still use phone when away-grandchildren etc.Thankyou for all that you do.

Dave Ward
May 11, 2018 3:18 am

“My Firefox shows me gallery for recent posts with linear below for aging posts”
Same here, but using Pale Moon as my browser – it’s a Firefox derivative. The PC is a 17″ screen laptop with 1600×900 resolution. If I reduce the width of the browser window it jumps to linear view.

John Haddock
May 11, 2018 4:13 am

Gallery, Firefox

DC Cowboy
May 11, 2018 4:16 am

I use Firefox with adnauseum and it gives me the linear view

Sue Thornton
May 11, 2018 4:25 am

I read it in linear, using explorer. Although I have firefox as well, it’s just that it’s on my favourites bar so I haven’t moved it over yet.

May 11, 2018 5:13 am


May 11, 2018 5:30 am

On iPhone, the headlines are rendered in white, making them invisible.

Reply to  hydraulicmodels
May 11, 2018 7:10 am

Also on Android with Chrome

May 11, 2018 5:30 am

On iPhone, the headlines are rendered in white, making them invisible.

Rick Lafford
May 11, 2018 6:07 am

My Firefox shows me gallery for recent posts with linear below for aging posts. Safari on my ipad is always linear (and frequently crashes causing page to reload).

Peter de Lepervanche
May 11, 2018 6:08 am

Mostly I view in Gallery.

May 11, 2018 6:59 am

Gallery View, perfect, everything fine, no changes needed.
Fred from the Swiss mountains

Steve Skinner
May 11, 2018 7:12 am

Mobile view.

May 11, 2018 7:19 am

Firefox gallery view. Fantastic site ! Don’t change anything.

Tom Anderson
May 11, 2018 10:10 am

Anthony, first let me say I cherish this website and am very grateful for your hosting it.
I use a small screen monitor at home and sneak peaks at a wide screen at work. My conclusion is that i can only read one story at a time. I am also a codger and like things as they are. Not much help, but I thought i would toss it in.

May 11, 2018 10:49 am

Brave gallery view here.

Jake J
May 11, 2018 3:38 pm


May 11, 2018 3:39 pm

Well as the website is responsive, these results won’t be a surprise: in Firefox full-screen gives the gallery format with left and right dark grey regions outside the window, and making the screen small enough gives the linear format with the right-side “links-column” still there, and making the screen even more smaller gives the mobile format (just one column). My mobile just gives the mobile format.
When I use the Chromium browser (a Linux edition of Chrome) it acts just like Firefox.
My standard use is full-screen on the desktop. So for me it is mostly the gallery format.

May 12, 2018 3:49 am

I see all three, depending, as you state. I mostly come for content. As long as it is easy to find, I like it. And, I thank you for your dedication. Much appreciated!

Barbara Skolaut
May 12, 2018 12:47 pm

I use Internet Explorer (yeah, yeah) on a desktop and I see (and like) Gallery.

May 13, 2018 9:15 am

I get linear view, mainly because I have to four times for a comfortable reading font size.

May 14, 2018 11:08 am

A thought: The quick summary/synopsis of each article in the email is quite confusing. Everything’s run together, and it’s often difficult to separate the important messages. Just having a brief synopsis of each article, without names, etc., would be far more useful.

Michael 2
May 14, 2018 4:53 pm

I see it on gallery view on a 1280×1024 monitor.

Steve in Seattle
May 15, 2018 2:14 pm

Running Win XP Pro, service pak 2 with firefox on a IBM thinkpad from 2006. I see gallery view and like that.

May 16, 2018 12:14 am

1920 x 1080, but I only use half-screen-width (or less) windows to view text, so linear.

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