View Full Version : New help with window/browser resizing....

10-13-2006, 05:39 AM
Hi folks,

I am frustrated and hope that someone can throw their three cents in the mix and offer a solution for a web design problem I'm facing. I am sure it is simple to someone who understands the complexities of web design.

I am developing a website ..however when I go to view the site on a smaller monitor, my site looks squished and the elements are all on top of one another. I have a 20 inch monitor and I assume that I should be designing for a 17 inch, eh? What can I do so as my web page resizes correctly for any size monitor?


Do I need to change the resolution of the monitor to 800x600 when I design the site,,or is it something else I need to do? I am thinking this won't matter as the browser will only appear correct if a view has their monitor set to a resolution of 800x600...

Thanks so much..

10-13-2006, 06:17 AM
1) Monitor size doesn't matter. The biggest issue is available window size which can't be greater than the screen resolution.

The importance of window-width (http://www.collylogic.com/?/comments/the-importance-of-browser-window-width/)
Senior citizens tend to prefer 800x600 to 1024x768. (http://www.sitepoint.com/article/improve-usability-older-users/)

2) Please fix your X/HTML errors. (http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.talktomydog.com%2Fcoach.htm)