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Re: Frontpage question & critique Please
From Patrick R at Scenic Online on 11 Dec '99
replying to Re: Frontpage question & critique Please posted by Laura

>>>I created my site with frontpage the HTML in the shared borders visible to the spiders?
>>>What do you think about the WebGold software?
>>>Any constructive comments on my website would be appreciated. This is already my third redesign. The first two had way too many little graphic buttons..I can't believe I wasted all that time on those little oval goldleaf buttons...What was I thinking.
>>>By the way if any of you would like to move to Cambria I've got a really good deal on ... :)
>>I loaded the page with Netscape Communicator 4.05 and the tables
>>were all off. You should really use pixel widths for your tables
>>rather than percent. 640 pixels is the standard
>>>Patrick R.
>What?! I thought using percentage widths on tables was the "proper" way to go. Can someone please clarify?
>Thanks. Laura

My experience is that using pixel widths to a standard width is the best.

The reason for this is that the background image is set in pixels.
If the tables are set in percentages then the text won't line up with
the background, which is what happened to me.

If you don't have a background that needs to be aligned like that, then
percentages would allow the entire page to load with/out side scroll
bars, but then the text alignment might get screwed up if you rely on
"<BR>" tags. I find that using a 640 width standard makes the page look
right on all browsers all the time. People w/ 10" monitors might have
scroll sideways, but that is better than not being able to read the text
at all because the text is balck on a black background.

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