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    I have just started on my first web site and am wondering about screen sizes. Is there a way to find out what the person visiting your page has his/her screen size set to? I'd like to set my site up for 1024x768 but I don't want the 800x600 visitors to have to scroll horizontally(I hate that). Any input or opinions appreciated, thanks!

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    It is possible with Javascript, but instead of detecting the screen resolution and making changes accordingly, it's a better idea to make it appear correctly in 800x600 (this site is about 760 in width). That way you don't depend on Javascript and don't have to maintain multiple layouts of the same site.
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    You can always do your site as a liquid design (percentages) as opposed to the conventional set rate in pixels. As long as you keep the sum total of your percentages at 100% and you don't have any graphics that are really wide, you'll be fine at just about any resolution.
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    Thanks for the advice. I am going with TheGAME1264's suggestion(percentages instead of pixels) and the pages look good at both screen sizes. Thanks again

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