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SBR
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      05-02-2004
Can anyone tell me what this is? I know the maximum safe width for 640x480
is 595, so I'm assuming for 800x600 it's around 755?


 
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      05-02-2004
In article <2uflc.142317$(E-Mail Removed)> ,
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> Can anyone tell me what this is? I know the maximum safe width for 640x480
> is 595, so I'm assuming for 800x600 it's around 755?


Safe? No width is safe.
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      05-02-2004
On Sun, 02 May 2004 23:27:58 GMT, "SBR" <(E-Mail Removed)> declared in
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> Can anyone tell me what this is? I know the maximum safe width for 640x480
> is 595,


Really? How do you know that?

> so I'm assuming for 800x600 it's around 755?


Stop making assumptions. Like assuming that your visitor will have a
screen resolution of 800x600. And that even if they do, they will have
their browser window maximised. And that even if both of those are true,
they won't have a sidebar open.

http://www.allmyfaqs.com/faq.pl?AnySizeDesign

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      05-03-2004
On Mon, 3 May 2004 09:53:03 +1000, Mark Parnell
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>On Sun, 02 May 2004 23:27:58 GMT, "SBR" <(E-Mail Removed)> declared in
>alt.html:
>
>> Can anyone tell me what this is? I know the maximum safe width for 640x480
>> is 595,

>
>Really? How do you know that?
>
>> so I'm assuming for 800x600 it's around 755?

>
>Stop making assumptions. Like assuming that your visitor will have a
>screen resolution of 800x600. And that even if they do, they will have
>their browser window maximised. And that even if both of those are true,
>they won't have a sidebar open.
>
>http://www.allmyfaqs.com/faq.pl?AnySizeDesign


Why don't you nail him up while you're all at it.
 
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      05-03-2004

"SBR" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Can anyone tell me what this is? I know the maximum safe width for

640x480
> is 595, so I'm assuming for 800x600 it's around 755?



Yep, you're about right. Between 50 and 100 off either access. You really
should design for a flexible area unless your layout (or audience) dictate
otherwise, but then that's for you to decide.


 
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      05-03-2004
On Mon, 03 May 2004 01:01:14 +0100, Desireless
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> Why don't you nail him up while you're all at it.


This is usenet, not a helpdesk.

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      05-03-2004

"Mark Parnell" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> On Mon, 03 May 2004 01:01:14 +0100, Desireless
> <(E-Mail Removed)> declared in alt.html:
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> > Why don't you nail him up while you're all at it.

>
> This is usenet, not a helpdesk.
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Place for you to show your true colours, huh? Obnoxious git


 
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      05-03-2004
Why not?

"Whitecrest" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> In article <2uflc.142317$(E-Mail Removed)> ,
> (E-Mail Removed) says...
> > Can anyone tell me what this is? I know the maximum safe width for

640x480
> > is 595, so I'm assuming for 800x600 it's around 755?

>
> Safe? No width is safe.
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      05-03-2004
"Mark Parnell" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 02 May 2004 23:27:58 GMT, "SBR" <(E-Mail Removed)> declared in
> alt.html:
>
> > Can anyone tell me what this is? I know the maximum safe width for

640x480
> > is 595,

>
> Really? How do you know that?


I got it from a W3 document several years ago.

> Stop making assumptions. Like assuming that your visitor will have a
> screen resolution of 800x600. And that even if they do, they will have
> their browser window maximised. And that even if both of those are true,
> they won't have a sidebar open.


I'm not. I'm assuming they will have at LEAST resolution of 800x600.
Judging by the statistics of my web site visitors, no one is browsing my
page with a lower resolution, so it's not an assumption. And I am not
interested in catering to anyone who is using a 9" monitor and Windows 3.11
and is browsing in a 480 resolution. I won't sacrifice that much space for
1 visitor out of 500, or whatever the statistic may be. Hell, I wouldn't
give up the additional screenspace for 1 visitor out of 100. And if someone
is browsing the site with their browser not maximized, that is their
problem. They know that by having their browser open halfway, they're not
going to see a lot of web pages correctly. I am reasonable about
accessability, but not of the mindset that I have to make my site viewable
by every single possible instance of visitor. If I did, my page would have
to be completely text and black and white.


 
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      05-03-2004
So you have decided that you can't ask questions in Usenet? I must have
missed that rule in the alt.usenet.rules FAQ.

"Mark Parnell" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> On Mon, 03 May 2004 01:01:14 +0100, Desireless
> <(E-Mail Removed)> declared in alt.html:
>
> > Why don't you nail him up while you're all at it.

>
> This is usenet, not a helpdesk.
>
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> http://www.clarkecomputers.com.au



 
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