Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
UL Templates: Why width="600"?
Author: Samuel Reynolds Posted: 9/13/1999; 4:29:54 PM Topic: UL Templates: Why width="600"? Msg #: 10970 Prev/Next: 10969 / 10971
Is there a specific reason why you've set a forced width for most Userland sites? It makes them annoying even with a large screen (I *don't* like to zoom the browser to use the whole screen; I keep it below about 2/3 of the screen width on a 17" monitor). And anyone trying to participate in the discussion group using a 14" monitor is going to leave in short order.
Try viewing a DG page on a 14" monitor, or with a half-screen-width window on a larger monitor, and you'll see why it's so annoying. (Yes, it's on my "web pet peeves" list. 8-( ) It forces the viewer to scroll horizontally for all or most of the lines of an article or DG message.
Perhaps the template was created with a "WYSIWIG" tool like FrontPage, and this "feature" was not fixed after the fact?
There are responses to this message:
- Re: UL Templates: Why width=, Matt Jadud, 9/13/1999; 4:40:08 PM
- Re: UL Templates: Why width=, Dave Winer, 9/13/1999; 8:28:51 PM
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