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  1. #1
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    Default display size

    Hi guys
    how do i set my page so when i view my site it looks the same through any size of moniter insted of having to scroll left and right so if i view in a 15 inc screen then in a 24 inc screen the page looks the same rather than having to scroll left and then right
    thanks for the help

    goodwinteam

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    The issue is more to do with resolution that screen size. The common resolution people seem to work to as a base nowadays is 1024x768. Over 96% of all browsers are this width or greater - latest web browser statistics here: http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_display.asp

    This translates into a NetObjects site of anywhere from about 950 to 1000 pixels wide (I use 980 pixels) as a width of your pages and then centre them in the page. Unfortunately you have to go with lowest common denominator. You could also do a variable width website which I don't recommend as it means if people have large monitors they have to read a really wide area of text. I have a monitor that's 1920x1080 so I'd have to scroll a very wide page unless I make the browser window smaller which is what I tend to do.

  3. #3
    Twayne
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    Default Re: display size

    In news:goodwinteam.4c5t3n@no-mx.forums.netobjects.com,
    goodwinteam <goodwinteam.4c5t3n@no-mx.forums.netobjects.com> typed:
    > Hi guys
    > how do i set my page so when i view my site it looks the
    > same through any size of moniter insted of having to scroll
    > left and right so if i view in a 15 inc screen then in a
    > 24 inc screen the page looks the same rather than having to
    > scroll left and then right
    > thanks for the help
    >
    > goodwinteam



    You didn't mention any OS, version or anything so this is purely from my own
    assumptions. If you don't want responder to make assumptions for you, then
    give the details they need to answer your query.

    Google can get you a lot of good ideas for this one.

    I think the best way is to size things by % instead of px, em, pt, whatever.
    If, say an image is set to be 25% of the screen, the regardless of the other
    machine's resolution settings, the image will only occupy 25% of the screen.
    Doesn't matter what the resolution is or what the screen size might be with
    percentages.
    The downside of course, if the smaller the monitor, the smaller the
    image/text, whatevr is going to look, so there are always tradeoffs.

    That sort of thing helps people that don't set their windows to full screen
    too. Play with it and see if it's what you want/need.

    Come on back if that's not a workable setup for you. Always someone around
    to assist here!

    HTH,

    Twayne`



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