Yes, I know it sounds ridiculous but let me explain what I want to do!
The app that I work on is quite massive but also quite out of date in terms of the front-end. The worst thing about the app is the fact that it has a fixed width of 960px.
Now, I'll be launching a new feature that is designed only for a few admin users from our office and they all have high-res 21'+ screens and therefore 960px only takes about 50% of their screen. Normally it's not a huge problem but in this case, they'll see relatively big grid of products and they'll have to go through each one and do some actions. The grid has 6 columns and most of them include quite a lot of data so it would be really helpful to make this particular page 100% width.
I hope it makes sense so far..
I actually took some time while I was developing this page and I've decided to break our old standards and make the code much more flexible so now only the wrapper has a fixed width and as soon as the wrapper becomes fluid, the stuff inside stretches nicely across the screen.
Now, this is only a prototype and I don't want to force people to use this fluid version, especially because this isn't the only feature that they use and as I mentioned the rest of the site isn't fluid.
I thought about putting a simple button saying
Try the new look or something similar which makes sense but... The people who are going to use this page/feature have a very boring task and I'm doing my best to make this page a bit more friendly.
So I had this thought about putting a button in an unusual place saying
Don't click me and this button would trigger the fluid view.
We're planning to redesign the whole app this year and responsive design is our top priority so this would give them a sneak preview of what we'll be doing in near future.
So... what do you guys think?