View Full Version : (Sizing with FF+IE) & (Positioning with IE) on big screen

05-06-2010, 04:25 AM
2 little problems that occur only on my large screen desktop with my website :


Here's a link of the result on a large screen.



The first problem occurs with both FF and IE. All the text gets bigger while the background stays the same.

How can I force the text to stay at the same size?


The second one appears on IE. My main text is pushed to the right. BUT ONLY on a large screen...

The left margin doesn't seem to relate to the browser page but to the left sidebar. How can I keep it well positionned?

Thank you for your help.:thumbsup:

06-02-2010, 03:57 AM
I had a quick look at the css: your critical widths seem to be all set in pixels. You could try using ems, as this usually will maintain the size relationships amonngst elements at different screen resolutions.

06-02-2010, 08:47 AM
The way you used the CSS to make that layout is not so good. Usually properties like left/right and top/bottom won't play well with relative/static positioned elements. At the same time you shouldn't use absolute positions to cure the above stated issue, as the absolute position has many pitfalls (http://www.tyssendesign.com.au/articles/css/absolute-positioning-pitfalls/)(though it's very useful in some cases).

With that said , take a look at http://bonrouge.com/2c-hf-fixed.php, to see how to make a good 2 column layout.