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    Hi,

    looking to create a website with reference to
    http://www.thinkingforaliving.org/archives/5469

    having horizontal scrolling for text content

    not too sure where to begin,
    could I get some help?
    Is the only way jQuery?

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    You could use overflow?

    I have set up a little demo below.

    http://jsbin.com/ofahoc/2/edit

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    Quote Originally Posted by laughlikelays, post: 249427
    Hi,

    looking to create a website with reference to
    http://www.thinkingforaliving.org/archives/5469

    having horizontal scrolling for text content

    not too sure where to begin,
    could I get some help?
    Is the only way jQuery?
    this was a gimmicky layout technique several years ago, but the problem lies with the various monitor widths that are now on the market.

    When the bulk of monitors were SQUARE, you could set your WIDTH and divide accordingly. With monitor widths and resolutions varying from 1024 to 1600 DPI resolutions, you're going to need to first determine the visitors monitor width and then set your css accordingly...

    yes, it can be done with javascript and yes, jquery would be used as the transition of "sliding" from section to section... but keeping it so it validates is gonna be a bear.

    Not sure what or why you're trying to accomplish, but I think your may find the effort in getting this done, as well as accommodating all the different browsers, having your code validate, and getting search engines to actually give the site a second glance....

    Personal opinion, if you're planning on doing this for a personal site, go for it and good luck, if you're doing it for a paying customer or client, I would highly suggest you go a different route, find some type of transition between actual pages, that they will like and...


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