[thelist] Frames question

Michael Galvin mpgalvin at eircom.net
Sun Jan 7 07:50:13 CST 2001

The (perhaps mistaken) point of the 2 *s was to center the content frames
(20,343,80,20) in the middle of the window.  In theory, if the res. was
1024x768 or more, you'd get a lot of space at the top and bottom, rather
than just a big ugly space at the bottom.  Then the frames would degrade
gracefully as the resolution lowered.

Is there anybody here that is still designing for 640x480 - I mean,
specifically?  Not, "oh, this should work at the lower res, but they may
have to scroll"

----- Original Message -----
From: Joshua OIson <joshua at alphashop.net>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2001 2:33 PM
Subject: Re: [thelist] Frames question

| Sorry to chime in so late (...Reserve Drill Weekend) but I think the
| underlying problem on why this thing doesn't work as anticipated is the
| *'s.  The first one designates that it should will the remaining space as
| calculated by subtracting the sum of the others from the available space,
| does the last *.  The browser may simply be getting confused.  I'd suggest
| only using one wildcard.
| FYI, setting two cells in different columns to 100% tends to confuse
| browsers too, and setting a lower cell to a percent width if the top of
| table has exact widths tends to confuse browsers.  Remember, try to think
| a program would think, as far as not necessarily knowing your intent.  It
| tries to calculate unknowns from knows.
| Gotta run.  Perhaps I'll post more on thinking like a program later.
| -joshua
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