Website displayed at different resolutions doesn't look righ

  • thewolfe
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Website displayed at different resolutions doesn't look right.
I use 800x600 on my monitor and designed my site (still working on it)using that view.

When I go on at a higher res it doesn't fill the the screen.

Is there a way to have it look correct no matter what the res. Or should I design it at the highest res and then have viewer with lower res use the scroll bar?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

don't make people have to scroll sideways - it anoys people (well it anoys me!)

You can leave it as it is - many big name sites (microsoft for eg) just sit there on the left hand side at just under 800px wide.

If you want a fluid effect use percentage widths (ie width="100%" for html or width:100% for css)

Its hard to give any more detail without a link.
  • gsv2com
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I agree with everything rtm said. Especially about the sideways scrolling. Nothing ticks me off more than having to scroll sideways. *Note to self, fix one of my sites for lower res*

If you want to fill the screen, use percentages as much as you can. There's always the chance that an image will throw off your beautifully crafted web design due to it's absolute size, but if you pay attention to any images you're using you shouldn't have a problem.
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percentages always works for me and it caters for the people who use big resolutions and those who have little itty bitty ones too ;)
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Post 3+ Months Ago

i use dreamweaver how do i make my pages go in % and what do i have to change to make it user friendly?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

try centering it

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