Web page sizes.

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  1. twodogs44

    twodogs44 Registered Member

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    Why do all the web sites I visit have different size pages? Is there anyway to fix this problem?

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  2. NoIos

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    It's not a problem. It's a decision that has taken the creator or webmaster of the site. Sites' layouts can be fixed or elastic. Sites with fixed widths have fixed size and you cannot change this element. Elastic layouts try to use the whole space available by your browser's window.
     
  3. allizomeniz

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    I use Firefox and every web page is always the same size. Maybe I'm not following what you mean exactly. :D
     
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    I have not used it myself, but some folks I know who have similar complaints swear by Stylish (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2108), a Firefox addon that lets you customize the way a website looks. I've heard it described as "Greasemonkey for CSS".
     
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  6. twodogs44

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    Each page will be a different size. Some will fill my screen from one side to the other and other pages it is required to use the Slider Bar at the bottom. This makes it slower if you are looking at a lot of pages on one site and each time you change you need to slide back and forth in order to see what you are looking for.
     
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    Give a site example (or two) and your screen resolution. You might include browser preference along with version.
     
  8. allizomeniz

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    twodogs44, I thought maybe that's what you were talking about but wasn't sure.

    I've experienced that before and it is indeed annoying; however, it hasn't happened to me in ages with Firefox.
     
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    Are you still using 800x600 resolution? If so then yes, many sites now design for 1024x768 res displays as the minimum so you may wind up with a horizontal scroller.

    There's not much you can do about it besides treat yourself to a nice 24" panel running upwards of 1,900px :D
     
  10. twodogs44

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    I did change the resolution and it changed the fact that I no longer have a web page size problem.

    Thanks everyone.

    Dave aka twodogs44
     
  11. Raza0007

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    You should always keep your CRT monitor or LCD monitor at its default or recommended resolution. Selecting any other resolution may be harmful to the monitor and will cause you severe eye strain. If your monitor's default resolution is low, it is time to upgrade to a higher resolution monitor.
     
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