View Full Version : page size

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

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.

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

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%">

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

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 :-(

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

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.

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.