Re: Fluid design ... always?

Subject: Re: Fluid design ... always?
From: Susan W. Gallagher <sgallagher5 -at- cox -dot- net>
To: Kate <kate -at- pulpculture -dot- org>,<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 13:49:23 -0500

Well, if all your users are doing are looking at the web
page from desktop machines with full-size monitors, then
it doesn't really matter whether you use fluid design or
fixed, I suppose. But can you be sure that's all your users
are doing?

I, for one, really like to save web pages onto my PDA to
read on the go - particularly for longer articles - and a
page with fixed line spacing does not work at all on a PDA
screen. Fluid design allows the page to reflow int my 2" x
3" browser page quite nicely.

My two cents.
-Sue Gallagher
I support Char James-Tanny for STC Secretary
> From: Kate <kate -at- pulpculture -dot- org>
> We've been working on CSS layouts for awhile. When we send the sites for
> critique at all the usual HTML/CSS, ..., sites, we've been told that we should be
> using fluid designs...
> But, one thing many clients utterly hate is a site that stretches across
> the screen making the line lengths too long for ease of reading. I agree,
> coming from a publishing industry background. It doesn't make any sense if
> the point is to develop a site that people will read, why make it hard to
> read?


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