January 31, 2017, 8:00pm
Especially in non-development communities, people often uploaded cool thumbnails of themselves in a “welcome to my profile” setup. I’ve noticed that user pages have diminished in customization; my profile page doesn’t feel like
my own anymore.
form-factor of a full scaled thumbnail is already there; why not blow it up instead of using a tiny square thumbnail?
January 31, 2017, 8:11pm
For the second part, it is done to be mobile “compatible”. It isn’t always that much rectangular, so whole thumbnail can not always fit in well.
January 31, 2017, 8:12pm
Well, lots of websites scale up and down based on screen size.
January 31, 2017, 8:19pm
But they’re only icons, and icons are square.
It’s the most fitting way. I don’t see a problem in fitting the thumbnail into the icon format
Never understood why the large rectangular space perfect for the games image had the square icon on it. It’s like having a widescreen TV with a tiny show thats the wrong resolution in the middle.