Sent by Larry McMahon-Padolski on 9 July 2004 04:04
It seems that all too often display size causes significant impact
how my page displays leading me to want to use different fonts or
column widths depending upon the display size. You can see this at
http://www.web-weaving.com/ where the middle column is too narrow
at 1024x768 yet OK at 800x600.
For this site, there are three columns and I would prefer the middle
one to resize depending on the display size while having the sidebar
widths fixed. However, I end up assigning a width to the
middle column allow enough room to display the right sidebar column.
The width of the middle column must be sized for an 800x600 display
leaving the site narrow for those with larger displays.
I would also change the size of the font for the different size
This leads me to notion of loading alternate pages or alternate CSS
files for different displays. I think alternate CSS selection is
supposed to be selected by the user and not automated, at least I have
not seen a clean way to automatically select an alternate css file
based upon screen size.
Is there a better way to code xhtml/css for different screen sizes?
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