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Re: "Stretchy" vs. Fixed-width

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>,Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: "Stretchy" vs. Fixed-width
Date: 2004-11-21 19:16:35
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Marc G. Fournier wrote:

>
> Actually, looking at the Microsoft website Dave pointed to, it looks 
> fixed-width to me ... and left justified instead of centered ... I 
> wish doing a 'view source' was a bit easier to read, but from the way 
> their javascript is defined at the top, it looks to be fixed to 855?


Yes it is a fixed width site. I was just making comment to your 
Microsoft comment :).
Also I prefer fixed width sites. A fixed width site is much easier to 
maintain, sets
specific guidelines for you content presentation and makes you actually 
think about
how you are going to layout the site.

Sincerely,

Joshua D. Drake



>
> <body DEFANGED_OnLoad="initPopup()" DEFANGED_OnUnload="exitPopup()">
> <DEFANGED_script type="text/javascript">
>   var 
> isW;isW=(document&&document.body.clientWidth&&document.body.clientWidth>=895&&document.getElementById); 
>
> </script>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Sun, 21 Nov 2004, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
>
>> Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>>
>>> On Sun, 21 Nov 2004, Dave Page wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi Josh,
>>>>
>>>> Add www.microsoft.com to the list of variable ones :-)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 'k, you do realize that mentioning microsoft *really* doesn't work 
>>> in "variable-widths" favor, eh? :)
>>
>>
>> Although I appreciate the humor, Microsoft is actually a good 
>> example. Yes they are considered by
>> many as "the Enemy". However they are widely respected even amongst 
>> people who hate them as marketing genuises.
>> A website although primarily a tool, it is primarily a marketing tool.
>>
>> Something to think about :)
>>
>> Sincerely,
>>
>> Joshua D. Drake
>>
>>
>>
>>>
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