[rc5] OOOh.... new front page

Eric Gindrup gindrup at okway.okstate.edu
Wed Oct 15 12:33:13 EDT 1997

     HTML-phobe question: Is there a way to set it to the lesser of an 
     absolute width and a percentage?
            -- Eric Gindrup ! gindrup at Okway.okstate.edu

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Subject: Re: [rc5] OOOh.... new front page 
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Date:    1997/10/14 17:37

At 1:14 PM 10/14/97, Alex Bischoff wrote:
>        IMHO, I think it looks worse :(. The biggest offense, IMHO, is the 
>use of
>absolute table widths. This just alienates those of us that use high 
>resolutions -- we end up with black areas on either side of the table that 
>just go to waste :(. A compromise would be to use percentages, instead of 
>absolute table widths.
I didn't do this new site, but I can tell you that most of us would use 
percentage widths in a heartbeat if they were consistent, *and* if we could 
set maximum line lengths. On my system (800 x 600 with Netscape 4 most of 
full screen) the width of the text is about at the maximum that you would 
want to try and read. There is very good reason that newspapers are set in 
columns, the eye can only handle a certain width before losing track of 
which line to read next after moving back to the left side of the page.
Actually, you might want to read it full width, but no designer would ever 
want to make you do so.
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