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Browser Resolution Issue - Liquid design? - Macromedia Dreamweaver

I'm a novice but have pretty much finished prepping my site (about 80 internal links and 15 external). I used DWMX. Everything looks good when I test in IE and Netscape on my screen, but when I load on a different computer screen I Ihave to scroll horizontally to see the entire page. What did I do wrong? I can't assume viewers will readjust their video resolutions just to view my site. I understand there's something called "liquid design" in which the width adjusts automatically. I thought the "column autostrech" feature would solve that problem, but it doesn't seem to. ...

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    Default Browser Resolution Issue - Liquid design?

    I'm a novice but have pretty much finished prepping my site (about 80 internal links and 15 external). I used DWMX. Everything looks good when I test in IE and Netscape on my screen, but when I load on a different computer screen I Ihave to scroll horizontally to see the entire page.

    What did I do wrong? I can't assume viewers will readjust their video resolutions just to view my site. I understand there's something called "liquid design" in which the width adjusts automatically. I thought the "column autostrech" feature would solve that problem, but it doesn't seem to. Can anyone help?


    sxtnlyd Guest

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    Thanks, Sam. That's one of the best tutorials I've come across. The step-by-step, 'learn by doing' approach is really helpful. My problem now though, is that I've already designed my site (all done with tables in a basic template that serves all of my pages. Does this mean I have to redesign from scratch or is triage possible?

    Thanks for your help.

    Lydia




    sxtnlyd Guest

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    Got a URL for the site as it stands?

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    John Waller


    John Guest

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    Unfortunately, I'm not on the internet yet. My school district (Los Angeles Unified) has their own server, LAUSDnet. They will walk me through the ftp process and give me a URL at that time. So all of this is based solely on what I see when I test in browsers offline (IE and Netscape. I'm not worried about the browser compatability issue (I'm fairly confident my behaviors, images, etc. will render well; it's a pretty basic design). I'm only concerned with the scrolling width issue.

    Thanks for your interest. The site should be up in a week or two. Can I contact you then?

    Lydia



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    Thanks. Another post directed me to the same site. It's a very helpful tutorial and well-worth the time. Haven't looked at the Dreamweaver MX Magic book yet, but hear it's equally valuable. Appreciate the help!

    Lydia


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    Lydia:

    Post-design triage is very difficult.

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    "sxtnlyd" <com> wrote in message
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    step-by-step, 'learn by doing' approach is really helpful. My problem now
    though, is that I've already designed my site (all done with tables in a
    basic template that serves all of my pages. Does this mean I have to
    redesign from scratch or is triage possible? 


    Murray Guest

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    Our commercial solution uses this "liquid design" you talk about. See the
    demos for yourself by resizing the window and you will see the page text
    wraps and adjust properly. Free evaluation download.

    http://www.decloak.com/Products/Dreamweaver/NestedTemplates/Templates.aspx


    dc
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    "sxtnlyd" <com> wrote in message
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    internal links and 15 external). I used DWMX. Everything looks good when I
    test in IE and Netscape on my screen, but when I load on a different
    computer screen I Ihave to scroll horizontally to see the entire page. 
    resolutions just to view my site. I understand there's something called
    "liquid design" in which the width adjusts automatically. I thought the
    "column autostrech" feature would solve that problem, but it doesn't seem
    to. Can anyone help? 


    dc Guest

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    Unfortunately, Murray, I've over 70 pages already built (including variable data specific to each page) based on my original template. However, I still think it would be worthwhile to redesign the template based on James' approach, build the 70 pages again from the new and improved template, and simply cut and paste in the variable data on each new page. A bit time consuming, I'll admit, but I think worth the trouble in the long run. We'll see how it goes. Thanks. You're a gem!

    Lydia

    FYI: Your hot-linked name to the left of this message doesn't get me anywhere. Mailer Daemon returns my messages - don't think it has to do with your 'spam trap' -- how does one remove that anyway?


    sxtnlyd Guest

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    Lydia:

    I think your approach is a good one. After all, if those 70 pages are all
    under template control, then it should be relatively painless. I would use
    this plan of attack -

    1. Create an entirely new template page and save it with a new name.
    2. Work it out until it's ready to go, i.e., test it ,and pat it, and prick
    it, and mark it with an "L", and toss it in the oven ... *cough* ... well,
    you know what I mean?
    3. When it is solid and ready to go, resave it with the same name as the
    original template, and let DMX do its stuff.
    4. This may be all you need to do....

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    "sxtnlyd" <com> wrote in message
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    variable data specific to each page) based on my original template.
    However, I still think it would be worthwhile to redesign the template based
    on James' approach, build the 70 pages again from the new and improved
    template, and simply cut and paste in the variable data on each new page. A
    bit time consuming, I'll admit, but I think worth the trouble in the long
    run. We'll see how it goes. Thanks. You're a gem! 
    anywhere. Mailer Daemon returns my messages - don't think it has to do with
    your 'spam trap' -- how does one remove that anyway? 


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