[Web4lib] 800x600 Browser Resolution

Drew, Bill drewwe at MORRISVILLE.EDU
Wed Aug 2 13:21:01 EDT 2006

Roy is entirely correct about liquid layouts.  It allows the user to
make the choice.  Kevin can have his 3.5 by 10 inch window if he wants
it while another person can use the whole screen.

Wilfred (Bill) Drew
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: web4lib-bounces at webjunction.org 
> [mailto:web4lib-bounces at webjunction.org] On Behalf Of Roy Tennant
> Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2006 1:15 PM
> To: web4lib at webjunction.org
> Subject: Re: [Web4lib] 800x600 Browser Resolution
> Kevin,
> I think you've missed the main point of those who argue for 
> liquid layouts.
> The point is to allow readers to decide for themselves what 
> makes sense for
> them. A newspaper _must_ make a decision regarding column width, and
> therefore they must create a "lowest common denominator" 
> style solution. But
> with liquid layouts on the web, each individual user gets to 
> decide for
> themselves what works best for them. What's not to like about 
> that? Why
> force our users into one way of interacting with our sites when the
> technology is offering us a better alternative?
> Roy

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