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    What do you guys do that you have found easiest. I have put everything in one big table before. I wonder what others do? The table thing doesn't work for everything. I still have headings or a line of images that will drop down and start a new line when the window is changed too much. Do you size with percentages? How do you do it?

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    You lay out your pages with CSS and divs, not using crappy old tables
    That's the first step!

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    Tables have limitations, the biggest drawback is that a browser cannot display anything until everything including images and all text are loaded into memory.

    For what you're asking, you should look at using CSS and set everything to percentages, when the browser size changes, everything is relative in size to the browser window so it will resize.

    You can set text and even tables to percentages, but if you have a lot of images in that table, the resizing will cause the screen to go blank and re render everything inside the table tags. Much slower.

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    I always use divs. I do a lot of percentage sizing, but one thing I have noticed is absolute positioned objects gets jammed into everything else when resized

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    If you want everything to resize ... Use percentages and relative positioning only... Kinda like putting a percentage on the table, but then defining how wide tr will be... Defeats the purpose.

    Sometimes we are our own worst enemy in coding.

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    Well, I have just had that "aha!!!" moment. Absolute position should probably ONLY be used INSIDE a relatively positioned object, but I have an issue. I posted it in another forum. What I have is a homepage that has a background that is actually a JS slideshow. I can't set the bg using CSS b/c I don't know how to call it into Java! Therefore I made the image 100% of page and used absolute positioning to set my text on top of image. Now, of course the text moves and gets all messed up. I need a new way to set my text ON this image or use css to make the image my bg and THEN call it into java...any Ideas???

    I should prolly be willing to just edit my images with the text on them...but This SHOULD be possible...right???


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