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Positioning + screen resolution + monitor size

From: Laurie Davis-Covin <laurie.davis-covin@nist.gov>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 12:57:33 -0500
Message-Id: <4.3.1.2.20020116123838.00bc53a0@mailserver.nist.gov>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
In pages I'm creating for an accessible website redesign, I'm using float 
for positioning.
In a few cases I have a table in the first (left column), then middle 
content which
is floated: left, and to the right of that a navigation bar floated to the 
right.
I've looked at the pages in IE 5, Netscape 4.7, 6.1, Opera 5 and Lynx.
I have my screen resolution set to 800x600, my monitor is 17".

All was right with my world until a work-mate showed me how the page displayed
on his 21" monitor, 1280x1024 resolution.

I'm on the precipice of going back to using tables.

Any lend me advice on this?  Would greatly appreciate it.







div.maincenter {
width:55%;
float:left;
margin-top:0;
background:#fff;
color: #000 ;
padding-top:0px;
padding-right:10px;
padding-bottom:0px;
padding-left:15px;
font-size: 80% ;
font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif ;
}
div.mainright {
width: 20%;
float: right;
margin-top:0;
text-align: left ;
background:#e6e6e6;
color: #000 ;
padding-top:0px;
padding-bottom:0px;
padding-left:0px;
font-size: 75% ;
font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif ;
}



Laurie Davis-Covin, Web Specialist
SAIC @ National Institute of
Standards and Technology
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Gaithersburg, MD 20899
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Received on Wednesday, 16 January 2002 12:52:26 GMT

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