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    Fixed Forums vs Liquid Forums

    I will be launching a new forum soon and will be developing it over the next few weeks.

    Im not sure whether to design the site with a fixed width or with a liquid width. I always design sites with a fixed width but liquid forums are much easier to design than normal liquid sites.

    Which do you think is best?


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    I think it depends on who your target audience is and what look you're going for. For general audience sites, I personally think liquid design is wasted effort.

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    the site will be a webmaster related forum - i myself still have a sucky monitor on 800x600 resolution but in general webmasters tend to have higher so a liquid layout might be best

    my current forum is in liquid form but with certain things - like images, banners, ads etc, having a fixed width can be much better

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    My new design is liquid and so is SitePoint and most forum designs. I believe liquid designs are best because they adapt to a variety of user environments.

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    I prefer Liquid.

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    think ill stick to liquid then
    thanks for the feedback folks

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    Can someone fill me in with the meaning of the lingo "liquid"?? Does it mean that the tables expand with the width of the screen??

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    Originally posted by Hartmann
    Can someone fill me in with the meaning of the lingo "liquid"?? Does it mean that the tables expand with the width of the screen??
    You got it.

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    I definatelly prefer fixed. If someone's resolution is higher than 800x600 (most users), lines are to long with a liquid design. And long lines are not easily readable. That's why they use column's in papers and magazines!

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    Originally posted by RobbertC
    I definatelly prefer fixed. If someone's resolution is higher than 800x600 (most users), lines are to long with a liquid design. And long lines are not easily readable.
    That's why it's definitely important to design the layouts with that in mind.

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    My forum is liquid ... 90% width.

    I don't really like fullscreen websites.
    A freidnof mine who has a resolution of 1600x1200 said the 90% width was perfect. All resolution from 800x600 are possible with this width.



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