Re: Logo for user-friendly/browser-friendly/scalable pages

David Marsh (
03 Sep 97 03:04:05 +0000

Date: 03 Sep 97 03:04:05 +0000
From: David Marsh <>
In-Reply-To: <v03102829b02f7831f1bc@[]>
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Subject: Re: Logo for user-friendly/browser-friendly/scalable pages

On 31-Aug-97 19:45:40, (Walter Ian Kaye) said:
[Source: email, Subject was: Re: Logo for user-friendly/browser-friendly/scalable pages]

[web "geek code"]

> > While this idea perhaps has some merit, forcing a given window size onto
> > viewers (we are obviously talking graphical browsers in this context) is a
> > really bad idea, and guaranteed to irritate.

>I agree! Again to explain, this is NOT a browser directive, it is information
>for HUMANS. An abbreviated advisory. An alert. A warning. A proclamation. (Am
>I sounding like Lt Cmdr Data yet?;)

Ah right. I misinterpreted what you said, sorry!

> > For those reasons, I prefer to ensure that the 'total graphic width' of
> > the images in my webpages is not greater than 400 pixels, which allows two
> > browser windows to fit happily into an 800x600 screen, and just squash
> > into lower resolution screens.

>That is good. I recently found a way to make my title graphics appear to
>"stretch" in the middle -- check out my counters-at-a-glance page at
><> for an example (zoom
>and unzoom/restore your window to see how it adjusts). It does require
>a 3.0 browser for the full effect (uses background cell color), but it
   ^^^                                   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ A-ha!

>will still stretch on older browsers (just with a hole in the middle;).

That's a nifty trick, but beware: you strayed into "works on both browsers"
territory with the way you wrote that ;-)

Of course, cell colors aren't in HTML3.0 (which is hypothetical now anyway),
so you must mean browser version v3.0..

I guess I'm stuck, using Voyager v2.88 :-)
(which handles cell colors quite nicely, fortunately ;-)

Just a gentle reminder that for greater accessibility, authors should
remember that there's more than two graphical browsers out there. :-)


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