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Hi, I am trying to create a page which will automaticlly change the size of
tables/graphics etc based on the screen resolution. Eg, if someone is using
a 800x600 the page layout will utilise this. If the same webpage is
diaplayed on a 1024x768 or 1280X1024 the cells are adjusted according. By
doing something like this could you make the logo change size by using a
percent size in a table cell or is there a better method than tables?  If
anyone is able to help with tips or any examples (code or url reference) it
would be appreciated.

Also, what page layout is better to use.. eg..  html, php,asp, etc.  The
site will be hosted on apache on a Linux Server.

I appreciate any assistance anyone is able to provide.


Re: Dynamic Pages

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Well I thought you did a great job :-)

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Re: Dynamic Pages

You are missing a fundamental point about HTML and the world wide web. If
you design your page properly it will render adequately whatever the screen
resolution of the client device. It may not render EXACTLY as you want it
to, but that is irrelevant. It is not for you to tell the client what screen
resolution to use, what fonts to use, or what font sizes to use. I can set
my PC to whatever resolution I want. I may set individual browser windows to
whatever size I want. I may decide to set the font sizes bigger or smaller
than you specified. I may not have the pretty font that you use on my PC, in
which case the browser will pick the nearest alternative. In other words, in
the world of HTML it is the individual client that makes these final
rendering decisions, not you.

You can only have such control when your output is print to a page size that
is fixed by you, where everything is controlled by you. HTML is different,
so learn to live with the difference.

Tony Marston


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Re: Dynamic Pages

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One of the issues you will have to deal with is that font-size can not be
controlled by you, but only by the user ....

Flash offers a nice way to scale for window size (see:  www.nztravelco.com)

- Nicolaas

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