On Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at 20:50 Owen Briggs wrote:
>>However, my IE6 (Win 98 SE) shows a horizontal scrollbar
> for the example above when the browser window is resized
> to a width of about 850 (!) or less pixels.
> that's neat.
> win 5, 5.5, and 6 all do it.
> the central box is being expanded by the PRE text, as is
> winie's wont with overflow, while the absolute side column
> on the right is placed correctly in relation to the viewport.
> but it looks like winie is also reserving full space for that
> column to the right of the center box, in terms of the
> whee. i love that browser.
> anyhow, the idea of the layout is it tries to be fluid by having
> a main central box that's fluid. what i prefer to call an
> accordian layout. it's fine unless you use large fixed width
> content. then you're going to run into trouble at smaller
> window sizes with any browser.
> the useless scrollbar we're seeing in this instance is just
> gravy on that situation.
Just curious: what's your opinion about using 3 fluid
columns instead - advantages and disadvantages...?
... 'cause I'm working on that... it's meant to be, some day
soon(?), the template for redesigning a website with
dynamically generated pages (that rely heavily on nested
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