4 Replies Latest reply on May 29, 2007 4:28 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Canvas Alignment! PLEASE help!

    geniusboy2006
      Hey,
      I am making a website that is width 800 and height 600 and the resolution is 72. Of course those are the perfect specs for making a website that every monitor can see. Unfortunatly when I export this into an html or preview it in a browser everything is on the left, because the canvas does not fit the whole screen. It would be nice to somehow center the canvas on the web browser or something like that.
      Can any1 help me??

      Thanks!
        • 1. Re: Canvas Alignment! PLEASE help!
          Level 7
          geniusboy2006 wrote:

          > Hey,
          > I am making a website that is width 800 and height 600 and the resolution is
          > 72. Of course those are the perfect specs for making a website that every
          > monitor can see. Unfortunatly when I export this into an html or preview it in
          > a browser everything is on the left, because the canvas does not fit the whole
          > screen.

          Allowing for browser chrome, the correct size, for an 800 x 600 px
          browser window opening would be about 760 by 580 pixels.

          You have three choices when positioning HTML pages in the browser
          opening. Those choices are to use the browser default left alignment,
          to center align the page, or to create a fluid page that stretches
          across the entire browser window opening. There are variations, but they
          are all based on the first three.

          There is more than one way to center align a table you've exported from
          Fireworks. The simplest one is to open it in Dreamweaver, select the
          table, and choose Align > Center in the DW Property inspector.

          Image resolution doesn't matter because browsers don't read image
          resolution. Whether an image is 72 ppi or 300 ppi, it will look exactly
          the same in the browser. Believe it or not, there will be no difference
          in the exported file size either.


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          • 2. Re: Canvas Alignment! PLEASE help!
            geniusboy2006 Level 1
            That seems to work fine.

            Thank you soo much!
            • 3. Re: Canvas Alignment! PLEASE help!
              platohedron
              quote:

              Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
              geniusboy2006 wrote:

              > Hey,
              > I am making a website that is width 800 and height 600 and the resolution is
              > 72. Of course those are the perfect specs for making a website that every
              > monitor can see. Unfortunatly when I export this into an html or preview it in
              > a browser everything is on the left, because the canvas does not fit the whole
              > screen.

              Allowing for browser chrome, the correct size, for an 800 x 600 px
              browser window opening would be about 760 by 580 pixels.

              You have three choices when positioning HTML pages in the browser
              opening. Those choices are to use the browser default left alignment,
              to center align the page, or to create a fluid page that stretches
              across the entire browser window opening. There are variations, but they
              are all based on the first three.

              There is more than one way to center align a table you've exported from
              Fireworks. The simplest one is to open it in Dreamweaver, select the
              table, and choose Align > Center in the DW Property inspector.

              Image resolution doesn't matter because browsers don't read image
              resolution. Whether an image is 72 ppi or 300 ppi, it will look exactly
              the same in the browser. Believe it or not, there will be no difference
              in the exported file size either.


              --
              Linda Rathgeber [PVII] *Adobe Community Expert-Fireworks*
              --------------------------------------------------------------
              http://www.projectseven.com
              Fireworks Newsgroup: news://forums.projectseven.com/fireworks/
              CSS Newsgroup: news://forums.projectseven.com/css/
              http://www.adobe.com/communities/experts/
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              I have the same issue with the exported table aligning to the left.

              I tried selecting the table. It says it's "center" but still appears to align to the left.

              I've even tried tweaking the .xtt file in the generic directory as well as the dreamweaver directory, I select the appropriate one when exporting but it still says that it's "center", but appears left aligned.

              Out side of simply detaching the DW table container, what other things should I be trying?
              • 4. Re: Canvas Alignment! PLEASE help!
                Level 7
                > I tried selecting the table. It says it's "center" but still appears to
                > align
                > to the left.

                That's because something else on the page is preventing it from aligning
                center. To know what that is, we'd need to see your page.

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                "platohedron" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                news:f3cua9$ctc$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                >
                quote:

                Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
                > geniusboy2006 wrote:
                >
                > > Hey,
                > > I am making a website that is width 800 and height 600 and the
                > > resolution
                > is
                > > 72. Of course those are the perfect specs for making a website that
                > > every
                > > monitor can see. Unfortunatly when I export this into an html or preview
                > > it
                > in
                > > a browser everything is on the left, because the canvas does not fit the
                > whole
                > > screen.
                >
                > Allowing for browser chrome, the correct size, for an 800 x 600 px
                > browser window opening would be about 760 by 580 pixels.
                >
                > You have three choices when positioning HTML pages in the browser
                > opening. Those choices are to use the browser default left alignment,
                > to center align the page, or to create a fluid page that stretches
                > across the entire browser window opening. There are variations, but they
                > are all based on the first three.
                >
                > There is more than one way to center align a table you've exported from
                > Fireworks. The simplest one is to open it in Dreamweaver, select the
                > table, and choose Align > Center in the DW Property inspector.
                >
                > Image resolution doesn't matter because browsers don't read image
                > resolution. Whether an image is 72 ppi or 300 ppi, it will look exactly
                > the same in the browser. Believe it or not, there will be no difference
                > in the exported file size either.
                >
                >
                > --
                > Linda Rathgeber [PVII] *Adobe Community Expert-Fireworks*
                > --------------------------------------------------------------
                > http://www.projectseven.com
                > Fireworks Newsgroup: news://forums.projectseven.com/fireworks/
                > CSS Newsgroup: news://forums.projectseven.com/css/
                > http://www.adobe.com/communities/experts/
                > -------------------------------------------------------------
                >

                >
                > I have the same issue with the exported table aligning to the left.
                >
                > I tried selecting the table. It says it's "center" but still appears to
                > align
                > to the left.
                >
                > I've even tried tweaking the .xtt file in the generic directory as well as
                > the
                > dreamweaver directory, I select the appropriate one when exporting but it
                > still
                > says that it's "center", but appears left aligned.
                >
                > Out side of simply detaching the DW table container, what other things
                > should
                > I be trying?
                >