[thelist] "golden ratio" (WAS: 1.61)

Alex Beston alex at deltatraffic.co.uk
Mon Dec 6 13:39:51 CST 2004

Sarah Sweeney wrote:

>>>> im thinking that using the golden ratio for working out the other 
>>>> dimension if x or y are given for a window size would be a good idea
>>> It depends - are you talking about the size of a popup window, or 
>>> just the size of the area of a window which you would fill with 
>>> content?
>> well; when the browser is maximised
> In that case, I'm not sure how you would ensure that your content 
> would fit properly in an area restricted by both width and height - it 
> might be possible if the content was short and if all of your 
> dimensions were set in EMs, but that would create issues if the user 
> resized the text, etc. I really don't think the benefits of having a 
> content area constrained by the "golden ratio" would be worth dealing 
> with the numerous issues you'd have to fight with in order to make it 
> work.
how about oversize: auto? eg little boxes with scroll bars default to 
the right

Alex Beston
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