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Got a question... iPage web hosting vs. Domain: What is the difference? Looking forward for any answer or 2. 2nd question I got is.. Ok,.

I decided that since using % in widths makes my iPage site look like crap in small browsers so ill start making it so small browsers have to scroll (better than everything getting crunched up).

So I need to know some things.

What sould I set up the widths to be.

800 x 600? that seems like the default for sites but then theres a big space of nothing to the right of the iPage site if there using a larger browser.

And when I did set it up like that, even though I have a 800 x 600 browser, I would have to scroll horizontaly after putting something longer than 765. whats up with that?.

Just a couple of questions there, any help wuld be much apreciated..

Comments (6)

I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer to your question. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I got an anything. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could give you help..

Comment #1

I don't believe that you really think fixed width sizes are better than relational (%). If your table looks pants on small browser then set a minimum width setting..

How?.

Simple, add an extra row to your table and insert a 1x1 transparent gif, setting it's width the minimum length..

E.g..

<table>.

<tr> <! you spacer row >.

<td><img src="spacer.gif" width="[minlength]" height ="1"></td>.

</tr>.

<tr> <! first "real" row of layout or data >.

<td>blah blah blah</td>.

</tr>.

</table>.

Don't give up on flexible tables as a liquid design always wins over a static one..

Comment #2

Ok but when someone on something smaller than 800 x 600.

The games start to skip and it looks funky and the middle gets all small, here is a screen shot using a small screen resolution which some ppl do actually use..

Http://www.geocities.com/internetfriends2001/1.html.

Thanks for your replys..

Comment #3

Here is a screen shot using a 640 x 480 browser, the iPage site looks like crap becouse of the % width style, just look at it..

Comment #4

How does tha tlook like crap? if you tone down your font size a little I think it should be ok...

Comment #5

Glad you said that scoutt I was thinking exactly the same. As I said previously, if you want a minimum width the place a spacer image in to achieve that affect..

Personally, I can't see anything wrong with either screen shot, also since the advent of faster PC's and larger monitors (who get's a 15" monitor nowadays when purchasing a PC) it is unusual for web sites to be viewed at any resolution less than 800 x 600...

Comment #6

Ok cool, you have all convinced me, thanks to you all for your replys!..

Comment #7


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.