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    Senior Member kade119's Avatar
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    How do you go about getting your page to fill the screen proportionally no matter the size? can you do that w/ a px layout? or do you have to use % w/ max width?

    which layout is the most common.. fluid, elastic, or fixed layout?

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    A liquid layout, by definition, can't enforce its width by pixels, although you can constrain its maximum and minimum width.

    Fixed layouts are more common for several reasons:
    • They're easier to make
    • You have more control over the design and positioning, usually
    • You can easily limit the length of lines of text; very long lines of text are difficult to read

    Fixed layouts do have some problems:
    • They can have massive areas of empty space on higher resolutions and maximized browsers
    • They don't respond as well when you increase font sizes (the content gets squeezed into a now proportionally smaller area
    • They don't render well at very low resolutions; a liquid design might not either, but if you don't think in terms of a page width, a liquid design will be easier to shrink down

    Which layout is best depends on the design and the situation at hand.
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    thankyou ..

    but all of the layouts have their downfalls right?

    so fixed being the easiest would be the one to use most frequently

    and how do you have the page fill the screen proportionally at all times?

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    Bascially a fixed layout doesn't fill the screen proportionally. Nowadays the standard width would probably be at about 750px or 970px, the former aimed at 800px-width monitors. Higher resolutions are usually fine at these widths too.
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    thx steax


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