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    Large LCDs -

    Dear Forum:

    Where does a guy start if he wants to make a site look good across diverse resolutions?

    I'm going to start reading my "Designing Without Tables - HTML Utopia" out of necessity, but hope you guys can get me headed in the correct direction.

    I have my pictures so they don't tile, but they look like crap when they stretch!

    I designed it on my laptop 1024 x 768 - I tried forcing java to open the window to the size at which it looks good; but boy, did I ever hear about that from some friend and co-workers....BAD IDEA LOL

    One step forward, 2 steps back!!!

    Off to search the forum, and hoping for a little HELP

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    If your design doesn't stretch well, then make it a fixed width, and center the whole thing within the window. Lots of sites do that. The rest of the browser will just be white space at larger resolutions.

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    You are referring to just the image? correct...Thanks

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    Sorry if I am mis-understanding but you can use browsershots dot org to see your design on every type of browser...pretty cool tool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by psycho-drama View Post
    You are referring to just the image? correct...Thanks
    I have no idea what image you're talking about. You said you were designing a site, I'm talking about a site.

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    There need only be gray space to the left and right of your design, not above or below it. I don't see the problem otherwise, lots of sites have fixed widths and let the margins expand in larger windows.

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    Thanks, I'll investigate this, I appreciate your replies!

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    You want to also have a read of this 'fluid grids' article
    http://alistapart.com/articles/fluidgrids

    I too, however, would design a fixed width, centered layout with a background colour or texture that repeats to fill whatever browser window size.

    Nadia


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