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daveball
10-12-2006, 01:14 PM
just wondering how I would change the size of the page in dreamweaver so it will not been seen in smaller monitors as a scrool var to the left, I would like my page to fit in2 all browsers and also into all monitors, what the most popular size and how can I change it, many thansk

domedia
10-12-2006, 01:30 PM
IF you want it to fit all resolutions, the answer is not to set a forced width. Use relative widths, liquid layout.

daveball
10-12-2006, 05:20 PM
Thanks for your reply so If I do not set any witdh and just use the default seeting in dreamweaver, will that be sufficent, thanks

domedia
10-12-2006, 07:11 PM
You can set a percentage with on your containing table or DIV, that would make your site expand to any resolution.<div style="width: 90%">

daveball
10-12-2006, 07:56 PM
sounds good but not sure what exactley you mean, how would I set it from the dreamweaveer menu, many thanks

domedia
10-12-2006, 08:34 PM
If you have a contasiner around your websiite, like a table that surrounds your whole site, or a DIV, you select it and in the properties panel you set the width to a relative size (as in 90% for example). You haven't given any clue as how your site is set up, so that's all I can help with :-(

chriskq
10-13-2006, 07:06 AM
keep in mind u dont have to go for a fluid layout. It is totally ok to go for a fixed width size design, but that sed it is best to keep it to 800px wide so u cater for all types of screen resolution.... althou lately at work alot of projects are with widths of 840 px.... it really depends on wat ur target audience is

domedia
10-13-2006, 12:37 PM
..but that sed it is best to keep it to 800px wide so u cater for all types of screen resolution.... That's going to create a horizontal scrollbar in 800x600. You have to compensate for browser chrome, vertical scrollbar etc.. 760px should be safe.

Jittor
10-13-2006, 01:31 PM
840 px ? - what audience are you trying to reach with a 840 px width Chris?

I usually stay between 760-780px for reasons Dom described above.