creating a website - how to choose width of page

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Found 14th Aug 2007
i am in the process of creating an ecommerce site but have come stuck. my screen resolution is set to 1280x800 so i have been creating a site to that resolution. but i now understand that it will look very different on a computer with different resolution. i have found out that the ideal width would be 720 pixels or around 970. how would i set about making a page in these sizes? or any other tips?

hope you understand cheers.

also to add i guess this site seafishingsupplies.co.uk/ was built in 800x600 resolution and i like the idea of having the gap on either side for bigger screen resolutions.

hope you understand

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What type of site are you building? HTML? Flash? CSS?

HTML you'll need a line of code in there specifing the size of the background, and then another to centralise it on the screen (to give you the gaps either side)

FLASH or CSS will require you to resize the actual image being used for your background.

MinstrelMan

What type of site are you building? HTML? Flash? CSS?HTML you'll need a … What type of site are you building? HTML? Flash? CSS?HTML you'll need a line of code in there specifing the size of the background, and then another to centralise it on the screen (to give you the gaps either side)FLASH or CSS will require you to resize the actual image being used for your background.



HTML & CSS are pretty much the same thing.

If your using a pre-built script such as Cube Cart, E-Commerce, etc.. Then you will have to change the width either via the admin control panel, or have to do it through the CSS sheets.

Set it to a percentage rather than pixels, that way it will resize to different screen resolutions...

Browni

Set it to a percentage rather than pixels, that way it will resize to … Set it to a percentage rather than pixels, that way it will resize to different screen resolutions...



75 - 90% is your best sizes. 100% usually blows the page apart.

Use % and make everything fluid, rather than using set widths and then you avoid all this malarky, it's a bit more difficult (imho, always find absolute positioning much easier) but worth it
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