First of all I appriciate all help I get and I can take critizism fine when I ask for it.

Ok, so if we do it your way on your browser (lets just say..) to read the page you will have to scroll the screen down and so when you want a new link you will have to scroll all the way back up to do it, where as how it is now you can scroll the content and when ready to go to new link you simply move the mouse over a tad and there you are, I'm sorry but I agree with them and think that is a much better solution than an entire page scroll, especially for their target audience.

And too add to that, their stats say well over 90% of their web site users are using a screen resolution of 800 x 600 so we made it to fit their needs to what their expectations are and we wanted to get away from the way their current site is (which is kinda like yours) where everything is shoved over to the left so on bigger browsers it only takes up half the screen which is fine but at least center the damn thing. And if 6 months from now their stats change and we need to do a new layout then big deal we do a new layout.

Again I don't mean to be a jerk but I asked a ? to a menu problem, if I woulda asked you for a site check then your responce would have been warranted but I didn't.

You need to make a site to the requirements of the audience not your personal preference.




From: Christian Montoya <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Friday, November 25, 2005 4:31 AM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: Re: [WSG] menu suggestions and problems


On 11/25/05, csslist wrote:
> its designed to fit on a 800 x 600 and it fits right down to the bottom of
> the scroll area, sure the bottom of the reels arent showing and thats fine.
>

This is a 1:1 image of my browser viewport:
http://space.rdpdesign.com/reels.jpg

Notice the height of the viewport: 536 pixels. That's 64 pixels less than 600.

My laptop is a 15" widescreen. The default resolution for readable
text is 1280 x 768 pixels. My browser has the title bar, menu bar,
address bar, links bar, one toolbar, tabs, and the status bar at the
bottom. Then there's the thick windows bar below it. That accounts for
the 132 pixels of lost screen estate. Considering the popularity of
browser toolbars and tabbed browsing (soon to be standard in IE7) as
well as the popularity of widescreen displays (and even standard
displays at 768 pixels height), I'd say this layout isn't going to
work. You can take the feedback as constructive and revisit the
design, or you can ignore it, but if you choose to ignore it then this
isn't the list for you.

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