View Full Version : Page alignment is proving tricky

12-16-2005, 09:34 PM
Evening all,

I've been redesigning my old site using a very simple "draw your own layout" type program which I planned to alter to suit my needs later on.
I have the design finalised here

As you can see (depending on your screen size) somethings not right. It seems that I have foolishly designed the page using positions for the objects based on my monitor and didn't take other browsers and sizes into consideration. The whole page was supposed to be universally centered.

Does anyone know if there is a simple fix to this by just altering the html to make it presentable? It seems the menu has been offset too...It's been suggested to me before that I should try CSS to keep the whole site uniform, this seems to cause a headache everytime I attempt it.

So there's your challenge people, wonky site needs to get back in shape!

Any help is greatly needed!


12-17-2005, 01:12 AM
There really isn't a simple fix for this. You can't use absolute positioning if you expect it to look okay on all resolutions. Learn to hand code, these WYSIWYG editors get people into a lot of problems when making layouts. They "think" they are doing it right but they actually aren't. Valid coding can go a long way as well. Yeah your site should have been done in all CSS but it takes time but if you aren't willing to put forth that time to learn CSS properly then you get what have now, a site that doesn't work "right" in other resolutions. Check out this example for your layout.
as for your menu don't rely on JS, I have JS disabled by default, your menu didn't work for me, the suckfish menus would be a whole lot better, as they will work for browsers that support :hover on anything. http://www.alistapart.com/articles/horizdropdowns/

12-17-2005, 11:31 AM
Thanks for the reply....it seems I have got what I deserved then...taking the easy route is not always wise.
I shall have to look into CSS design more closely, it's a step up from what I know but the results will be worth it.

Thanks for your links and help.