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  • From: Ray Wiegand wie1086@earthlink.net
  • Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 18:48:15 -0500

Narda, go to "settings"--control panel--"display" and check and see if your
resolution is at 800x600


Chick wrote:

> NardaA@aol.com wrote:
>   In a message dated 2/23/03 5:58:55 PM Eastern Standard Time,
>   chick@bridgewoodgardens.com   writes:
>      The yellow area is purposely not centered because we
>      wanted to control the width of that part of the page regardless of the
>      size of the monitor being used.
>   Hate to say this Chick but on my 17" screen the right two inches of each page
>   is hanging over and I have to scroll over on each new page to see what is
>   there.
>   Do I need to change a setting on my .......something?  Hummmm....scrolling
>   over is a major pain.  N.
> Narda,
> Frankly I don't know how that could be but I'm finding that there are all
> kinds of setups out there that just baffle me.
> For those getting bored with this, I'm sorry to be talking about web
> design on the hosta forum, but it's not like there's much going on.
> Our page is designed to have a green margin on the left, 135 pixels, or
> about 2", wide, that on most pages contains links to the catalog
> sections.  The yellow area is 650 pixels, a little over 8.5".  That's a
> total of 735 pixels, which should fit comfortably into an 800x600
> resolution, which is generally the resolution setting that shows the
> least amount of information on a page. Those two columns are supposed to
> total 10.5" or thereabouts, and I don't understand how they could extend
> that far off to the right on a 17" monitor even if it is set to 800x600.
> I had (incorrectly it appears) assumed that most people with a 17"
> monitor would use a resolution of 1024x768 because it shows more
> information on the screen while still being very readable.  Using the
> 1024 resolution shows all of the page plus an empty border on the right.
> Unfortunately, Front Page has changes some of the table width settings,
> and these have caused the right hand edge to go slightly off page on a
> 800x600 screen, but I don't see how it could be 2".  Sometimes when you
> change something on a web page with Front Page, it will make other
> changes without telling you about it.  I don't know why.  I haven't had
> time to check every setting on every page. Originally they were all
> identical.
> As to buttons buttons everywhere.  Anyone who designs a web page can
> easily put buttons all over the page for any purpose whatsoever.  People
> are constantly suggesting all kinds of things to make the site easier to
> navigate.  Unfortunately, just about everyone thinks I should do
> something different.  Buttons everywhere, links everywhere, search
> engines, etc etc etc.  But I think one of the design goals should be
> simplicity.  I have a relatively large site and I've tried to keep it a
> simple as possible so it doesn't take any longer to load than necessary,
> especially with all the graphics on the pages. And I just don't want
> distractions everywhere on the page.  Did you guys know that you can use
> the scroll bar on the left of the screen to get to the top in a
> nanosecond?  How hard is that?  I hate to think what you do when your
> read a real catalog and there's no button at the bottom to turn the page
> for you.
> Narda, I'd like  to know why there is so much of the page off to the side
> on your monitor.  Side scrolling is a pain and we originally sized the
> pages so it shouldn't be a problem, and hopefully I can quickly remove
> the changes that have been made.  I'm just not sure that I can make it so
> that it views correctly on every conceivable setup.
> Chick
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