[thelist] resizing in browswer

Jim McNulty jkmcnulty at mediaone.net
Tue Mar 20 22:56:01 CST 2001

There are two columns of photos on the right.  One was visible, and the
other was cut right down the middle.  Having a picture obviously truncated,
and not being able to scroll, was a little odd.  The reason it split down
the middle is because my perfectly normal 800x600 display is short a few
pixels on the right hand side.  I have the MS Office taskbar docked over
there, and I don't think I'm the only person who does that.  I can tell you
there are a lot of sites out there that assume you have exactly 800x600
pixels available, and I always get just a tiny bit of horizontal scrolling.
It's annoying, and it only happens on sites which use pixels instead of
percents when setting table widths.  www.gmsv.com is one of the sites where
I put up with it every day.

> I found it a bit disconcerting that there was no horizontal scroll bar on
> this page so I could see the awesome photos on the right side
> > Fixed Width Tables:
> > http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/astronomy/

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