[Thunar-dev] Fallback website

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Fri Sep 9 16:11:37 CEST 2005

Benedikt Meurer wrote:
> Jeff Franks wrote:
>>Benedikt, Jasper,
>>I'm just about finished the new layout pages using NO TABLES. I'm trying 
>>to choose the minimum web page width to minimize ugly overlap of page 
>>elements when the browser window is narrowed. Just out of curiosity why 
>>does the page have to fit into an 890x670 firefox window?  To set one 
>>mimimum width across all elements I have placed the entire <body> 
>></body> in a #container element. If I set the minimum width for this 
>>container to 890px will that be about right?
> 890x670 (+/- 30px) is the average size of browser windows we have here
> on both X11 and Windows workstations, for resolutions from 1024x768 (I
> don't quite get it why people use such large browser windows in such a
> small resolution, but whatever) to 1600x1200. Don't ask me why this is,
> but I assume that this size is a good compromise to not waste too much
> screen space for the browser window, but still be able to view all (but
> some broken) websites with horizontal scrollbars.
> The website does not need to be limited to that size, but it should be
> possible to display the website with a browser at this size w/o having
> to scroll horizontally or wrapping menu texts. There's no problem if the
> menu text is wrapped for widths below 750px.

BTW: Right now it looks like this for me:


The horizontal scrollbar stays even if I resize the window.


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