Re: Browser maximum WIDTH & HEIGHT! (fwd)

MegaZone (megazone@livingston.com)
Wed, 20 Mar 1996 23:50:03 -0800 (PST)


From: MegaZone <megazone@livingston.com>
Message-Id: <199603210750.XAA10501@server.livingston.com>
Subject: Re: Browser maximum WIDTH & HEIGHT! (fwd)
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 1996 23:50:03 -0800 (PST)

Once upon a time Heikki Vesalainen shaped the electrons to say...
>I still want to say that the reason I started the discussion on
>this subject was that my background pictures look bad on screens

This is a completely invalid reason.  The *proper* solution is for you
do design you page to suit the medium, NOT mess with the medium to suit
your pages.

Resizing a browser window is intrusive, extremely rude, and no one
I know who browses the web would be happy with hitting a page and having
their window change.  People tend to size their windows deliberately.
There are already complaints about pages that use wide gifs or preformatted
text that runs off of default screens.  And you don't think their would
be an outcry at resizing windows?

>wider than 800 pixels (by back ground pictures are 800 pixels wide), and
>I want some kind of solution to this (other than, "stop using back

The solution is to learn how to design a page so that it doesn't matter
how someone sizes their window.

Design for your audience, don't try to force the audience to meet your
desires.

>Just check them out on an screen wider than 800 pixels, the background
>pictures will "loop".
>(the address is http://www.clinet.fi/~wes/me.html)

Bad design.

-MZ
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