Larry McMahon-Padolski tis-himself at comcast.net wrote:
>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.
>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?
You can always code for a flexible width. 800 to 1280 is a good norm. Visitors can resize fonts,
even it IE hasn't got much of a chance on that page. The problems are with line-breaks that may look
odd, and contents that doesn't fit containers. All that can be solved by using em's and percentages
and test to the extreme.
That page isn't stable, and need a wrapper and/or some clearings to hold the columns in place on
wider screens. Now it is breaking up below 800 and above 1230.
A side note: using white text on dark background looks good, but make sure the background-color are
set too, as I can't see much text if I turn of images. White on white doesn't work you know.
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