Blake wrote: > On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 7:02 AM, <ekm at seastorm.com> wrote: > >> And honestly, in the real world? Front end *developers* are hard pressed >> to find opportunities to use fully fluid design, since *designers* >> generally opt for control (or the illusion thereof) over flexibility. >> > > This is key. The developer is often not in control of the design *at > all*, and must deliver to the expectations of the designers and > others. > > Hell, half the time it's difficult enough to get some designs to work > with a flexible amount of vertical content, nevermind looking at > horizontal fluidity. > > -- > Blake Haswell > http://www.blakehaswell.com/ | http://blakehaswell.wordpress.com/ > Take a visit to www.demo.yootheme.com. These are Joomla templates designed with options if implemented for 2 variations of fixed width and a fluid option. IMHO it takes substantial, if not inordinate, effort to design a site/system to seemlessly (mostly) transition between fixed and fluid. Personally I far prefer fluid to fixed, I would rather be in illusionary control of the space in front of me. The worst of all worlds (for me anyhow) is the site that is around 1000 px wide because you're caught in the middle. I like to have some background real estate in view without working the horizontal scroll bar. -- Bob Meetin www.dottedi.biz 303-926-0167 Hook up with me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Plaxo Pulse and Bebo or catch my blog at www.dottedi.biz/blog.php Standards - you gotta love em - there are so many to choose from!