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I'm totally new to publishing a website, but I managed to make
something with PhotoImpact 7, and I think it looks good, that is
in my browser on my computer res 800x600
I looked at it on another computer with much higher resolution and about 40 % of the screen was empty.
There must be a way to get it right in all resolutions, but how??
I studied every doc/manual I could find, but no answer.
Who can HELP me?
Sure! Why don't you post the URL or send me a copy and we will discuss!
Till now I figured out I have to have a table width 100%
and do a lot of <center></center>
But I#m not sure about this all.....
Hey, for somebody who is "totally new," I think you are doing a great job! A little too colorful for my own personal taste, but you have done some good technical stuff here.
I would not worry about all the "blank space" to the right of your content on a monitor running 1280X1024 resolution. On that same monitor, pull up a *major* website like CNN.COM, and you will see a lot of blank space over there.
Designing for 800 X 600 these days is perfectly acceptable, in my opinion.
Thanx for the nice words.
Colorfull yes its is but it's only a concept, hope to work it out and
get something nice out of it.
800x600 may be the right size to make a webpage, but I saw a
lot of sites that display nicely full on every resolution including the ancient one 640x480 and I will not be satisfied till I know how it's done
My stats usually show around 90% using 800X600 and IE
10% or under is not enough for me to change.
If the majority used 1280X1024 and Netscape then I'd build it that way too.
BTW, Love that eagle on your site! It looks real! Nice site design too! :)
1-31-02, 01:16 PM
Hey...I recognize that web page! I use PhotoImpact also and that's one of their very nice templates they provide. Good job on the customization!
The only way to insure that you've set your page for most resolutions is to set your main page table at 100% so it's 'collapsible' with the browser. Unfortunately, the templates shipping with PhotoImpact are 800 x 600 so it won't cover the entire browser window if someone is running higher resolution.
fcsnc is right, though. Many of the top sites, including MSN, have everything set to the left and 800 x 600 so that it will work in all resolutions. However, in the higher ones it leaves a lot of blank space.
An example of the 100% can be seen here:
I set this to cover the browser window completely. The trick to this is to make sure that your graphics, most notably the banner at the top, is less than 800 pixels wide so that the lower resolutions can view the full page. Once the browser starts 'bumping' into the graphics it will cause the scroll bar to appear.
Originally posted by xelbe
... resolution including the ancient one 640x480 and I will not be satisfied till I know how it's done.
Good approach to the learning! Keep it up and you will create wonderful sites in future ...
Yes, I started with naming Photo Impact, and the template is
I don't know yet if I stay with it or change it, I'm learning right now, but I've also urged to put a shop on the web, which hopefully brings me some money..........
Thanks to all for the encouraging nice words.
xelbe (L)inze (B)os
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