[thelist] 1024-768 V 800-600

Timothy J. Luoma luomat at operamail.com
Sun Jan 5 06:22:01 CST 2003

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On Sun, 5 Jan 2003 12:11:42 -0000, Andrew Maynes
<andrew at humanbehaviour.co.uk> wrote:

> Is it worth building two versions of a same site and run a detect script
> and refer the vistor accordingly to either 1024-768 V 800-600 or is there
> a better solution out there to overcome differences in individual browser
> settings?

Your detect script would at best only be able to tell you what size monitor
the user had, which is not necessarily the same thing as the size of the
browser window.

The best solution is using a fluid layout that can adapt itself to the size
of the window.  Running two different versions of the same site is just
bound to cause problems, and at least one will always be out of date (at
worst they will get out of sync).

Embrace whitespace :-)

Timothy Luoma <luomat at operamail.com>
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