% vs. px for tags and objects
every webpage that I look at seems to position html tags by using px's. length, width, and others all use this measurement.
my question is: how does this sort of design perform if viewed by computers of extreme different monitor sizes? for instance, I have a desktop that uses a 40" TV for a monitor, and a small netbook that has a screen probably 8" in size. But these websites that I can go to, which is anything really, all look the same and the objects on the page are always proportionally sized. Why is that?
You would think that measuring tags and objects in px's would get you a horizonal and vertical scrollbar on the netbook at the very least, wouldn't it?
Wouldn't it make more sense to position and/or measure tags using %? That way, it's always proportionate on the screen, regardless of the size.
Or does the 'position' attribute in CSS have something to do with it as well?
thanks so much!