What is the consensus these days on whether to design the overall layout of site as full width (fluid), or fixed width (600, 750, 800 or other pixels)? Taking 2 popular news sites in Oz as an example : http://www.smh.com.au/index.html (fluid) http://www.abc.net.au/news/ (fixed) I think I have heard the arguments before, but perhaps new technologies in either web construction tools or web browser tools have changed things. What are the pros and cons of late? Should it be different for a portal versus a corporate site? If it is fixed width, should the table be centred... are there proven readability metrics? Emilia n e t m a s t e r y helping you to build an effective online presence ecommerce | website design and consulting web hosting | content management | intranet solutions Netmastery Pty. Ltd. ACN 094 058 116 PO Box 505, Seven Hills 1730 Sydney Australia Ph: +61 2 9896 3844 | Fax: +61 2 9920 0460 Mobile: 0404 461 364 email: emilia at netmastery.com.au | icq: 22547467 url: http://www.netmastery.com.au This e-mail is solely for the named addressee and may be confidential. You should only read, disclose, transmit, copy, distribute, act in reliance on or commercialise the contents if you are authorised to do so. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, please notify postmaster at netmastery.com.au by e-mail immediately, or notify the sender and then destroy any copy of this message. Views expressed in this e-mail are those of the individual sender, except where specifically stated to be those of Netmastery Pty Limited. Netmastery Pty Limited does not represent, warrant or guarantee that the integrity of this communication has been maintained nor that it is free from errors, virus or interference.