View Full Version : Question about width?

06-01-2009, 10:00 AM

I asked a similar question previously but this is a different question/problem

I have a #wrapper id which is set to width:80% meaning it stretches according to the screen resolution.

However I then have an #inner tag which has a fixed width of 950px as i dont want the content to stretch if the screen reolution changes as the elements have a fixed widths.

In IE the page is centred but in firefox the whole page is aligned right and will only centre if i change the width of the #inner tag to be auto;.....cant really win on this one?

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06-01-2009, 10:46 AM
Not sure I'm understanding the problem here.

Your page looks exactly the same to me in IE7 and FF3, at 1280 by 1024.
At full width #inner remains centred within #wrapper.

Have I misunderstood?

06-01-2009, 12:30 PM
Change your resolution to 1024x768 and the problem becomes evident


06-01-2009, 12:48 PM
Change your resolution to 1024x768 and the problem becomes evident

1024 x 80/100 = 819.2 is always less than 950 and it was already answered in your previous thread.

06-01-2009, 12:54 PM
Ok, got it now, although it still looks the same in IE7 and FF3.

Might be off target (again...) but why not remove #wrapper completely, centre #inner and apply a max-width of 950px?

06-01-2009, 01:20 PM
Thanks very much SB65 it worked great

Wrapper tag now gone and the #inner tag is now:

width: auto;
margin: auto;
max-width: 950px;
border:#000000 1px solid;


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