Sent by Michael Leibson on 10 April 2009 23:11
>Here is how it looks like, when I force the window to the width of the
monitor -windoze users call that full screen or something:
>I zoomed the text, note how the selected part overflows the sand background (and is then
Wow, pretty gruesome! However, I intentionally made the font size super-big, in the hope that
everyone who can read will be able to do so without text-zooming. Should I worry?
>At my normal window width, no text zoom. Note the heavy horizontal scrollbar.
Yes -- apart from the horizontal scrollbar, it looks as I intended it.
Re. the scrollbar: I'd originally designed for 1024 x 768, but found the design looked quite weak
without the #background div, when viewed in anything wider (I'm assuming it's that very wide div
that's doing it). I don't suppose there's any way to have my cake and eat it too, is there (short
of creating a fluid design, which is way beyond my current skill-level and available time)?
>Safari 3.2 and 4b displays exactly the same.
>On a another Mac with a 24"inch monitor, it behaves all the same.
>On Ubuntu Linux, same thing.
Thanks! That's very good to know.
>I like the colours, btw.
One more question, if I may: I see that, on your computer, my 'contact' link (top right of page)
actually displays as an email 'envelope' symbol. Is that your computer/browser's default display
for any <href="mailto. . . > code -- or is my html incorrect? (On my FF 3.0.4, on Windows XP, I
simply see what I'd intended -- "contact", with no symbol.)
From: Philippe Wittenbergh [EMAIL-REMOVED]>
To: CSS-D [EMAIL-REMOVED]>
Cc: Michael Leibson [EMAIL-REMOVED]>
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2009 8:19:08 AM
Subject: Re: [css-d] Firefox bug on on new Macs?
On Apr 10, 2009, at 8:43 PM, Michael Leibson wrote:
> I used Firefox to view my website on a friend's zillion-pixel-wide new Mac, yesterday, and I was
astonished to find that all elements on all pages had a significantly increased width, so that the
design was effectively spread, horizontally, to fit the (maximized) window. This would have pleased
me, were my design fluid -- but it isn't: it's fixed!
> The site is www.thinkingmusic.ca . The home page's main div (a sandy
> grey colour) should be 790px wide, and the slate-blue navigation div,
> immediately to its left, should be 244px wide (including border).
Dunno. Here is how it looks like, when I force the window to the width of the monitor -windoze users
call that full screen or something:
I zoomed the text, note how the selected part overflows the sand background (and is then
At my normal window width, no text zoom. Note the heavy horizontal scrollbar.
Safari 3.2 and 4b displays exactly the same.
On a another Mac with a 24"inch monitor, it behaves all the same.
On Ubuntu Linux, same thing.
I like the colours, btw.
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