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Question I have... Which is the cheap iPage web hosting in India? Thanks for any comment. Second question of mine... I'm designing a iPage site right now that I think would work well having a horizantal scroll..

Basically, I need to display 30 images on the main page that will each be about 125x125. Clicking on these images will bring you to a more detailed product page..

Is it just totally wrong to have a horizantal scroll, no matter what the situation is or can it be done if done well?..

Comments (6)

I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the answer. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I discover an decent answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably can help you..

Comment #1

This is being designed for a client at work for their own internal use. Sorry, I can't show it to you guys..

I may end up trying to break it down into categories to reduce the number of images on the main page..

The H scroll thing was just an idea I had, probably not a good idea now that I think about it..

Just thinking outside of the box....or browser if you will...

Comment #2

(Numbers are based on the sentances above).

1. That excuse is getting used a lot lately.

Just kidding..

2. Not a bad idea..

3. Never hurts to ask..

4..

Something everyone should try!..

Comment #3

Id go with a DHTML menu along with pixel.

's idea of smaller thumbs. A side scroller menu (.

Www.dhtmlcentral.com.

) should work out nicely, while adding atractgiveness to the page. The author of that iPage site has many DHTML menus which are compatible with IE5+, n4.7, and N6...

Comment #4

Duck Man,.

I am one who threw caution to the wind a couple years ago and intentionally wrote a page to have a horizontal scroll. See:.

Http://rocq.home.att.net/pseudoGrey.html.

The page is in minor need of update, but it should let you test your gut reaction to it being done by someone else..

I personally can't decide if it is good design or just a conceit. The fact that I haven't done it elsewhere probably tells me something, though...

Comment #5

I don't like have to scroll Horiz. myself. I like to see the main portion in one screen. I guess their is one exception...if it was a girly site.

Then you could scroll hor. for miles..

Comment #6

The problem is not a horizontal scroll as such. I think in certain circumstances the horizontal scroll would be quite justified. Suppose for instance, that your subject was the Great Wall of China, including a map (or something) of the wall?.

I think the important thing is that the window never, ever, in any resolution or window size you can reasonably expect (even when someone is working on a spreadsheet and trying hard not to let the boss notice that there is also a browser window).....

Lost track of my sentence here. It should never, ever, scroll in more than one direction. If your page is only 250 high, why not?.

Another question is how wise it is to put 30 images on the same page. I believe there is still one or two people in Botswana who are still using modems...

Comment #7


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