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View Full Version : 800 by 600 site looks bad!



QBall777
12-23-2005, 04:44 PM
Hi

My website looks wrong when viewed in 800 by 600 screen resolution, but only in IE.

In Netscape and Mozilla it looks fine. I was told to use this js script but it didn't make any difference, does anyone know how to fix this problem?

Here is my url http://www.skiskool.com/

Thanks

java script code

//reload if NN4 resized
function ResizeReloadNN4(init)
{
if (init==true) with (navigator)
{
if (document.layers)
{
pageW = innerWidth;
pageH = innerHeight;
onresize = ResizeReloadNN4();
}
}
else if (innerWidth != pageW || innerHeight != pageH)
{
history.go(0);
}
}

ResizeReloadNN4(true);

felgall
12-23-2005, 10:21 PM
That Javascript is to fix a Netscape 4 bug. It will have no effect on any other browser.

ecntrc
12-23-2005, 11:36 PM
I think your site looks fine on my screen, actually im not too sure what screen size I have.. but I think that it looks perfect.

Ranger56
12-24-2005, 01:13 AM
most sites look bad at 800x600, but most people have a higher resolution than that.

oracleguy
12-24-2005, 04:11 AM
most sites look bad at 800x600, but most people have a higher resolution than that.

Actually I believe the current "standard" is 800x600 and by standard I mean the majority of people use it. But I'd imagine 1024 will take that over soon enough with lots of new computers coming with 15" LCDs now instead of CRTs and their native resolution being 1024.

thesavior
12-24-2005, 04:17 AM
i do a 1920 by 1200 res.

But i know what he is talking about, if you make the window small, the left nav jumps down underneath the center column.

QBall777
12-24-2005, 01:14 PM
yes that's correct, the nav bar drops below the content, there must be a way to stop this from happening!!

Scootertaj
12-24-2005, 06:13 PM
Give their width's percents ;)

Pennimus
12-25-2005, 10:57 PM
Actually I believe the current "standard" is 800x600 and by standard I mean the majority of people use it.

No, this isn't true. Most people are at 1024x768 -
http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

Those stats are backed up by my own research.

felgall
12-26-2005, 09:17 PM
Of course all webTV users see it at 544px wide (since their screen resolution is fixed at that). Mobile phone users won't even see that much of the page.

ronaldb66
12-27-2005, 08:43 AM
Your center column has an implied minimum width caused by the images in it; this prevents it from shrinking further down, which in turn forces the menu to pop under it. By the way, your header is too wide for an 800 px window as well.

25% is still far too much to ignore; I advice to reduce your images in size far enough for your site to display properly at 800x600.

QBall777
12-31-2005, 01:37 AM
Thanks for all your comments,

I've made a few changes and the site is starting to look a bit better still a few things to do.

you guys know what to look for in a good site is there anything I could do to improve my site from a visual or usability point of view.

Many thanks



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