8 Replies Latest reply on Sep 2, 2008 5:09 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Changing web page to fill screen

    ColfaxCorner

      I am a newbie web page designer. I downloaded a template which sits square in the middle of the screen. I want to take advantage of the entire screen. How do I change it?

      Thanks
        • 1. Re: Changing web page to fill screen
          Level 7
          There is not an easy solution if you are new to HTML/CSS. The answer would
          be to recast your page containers from fixed width to fully flexible, but is
          that *really* what you want? I don't think so....

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          "ColfaxCorner" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          >
          > I am a newbie web page designer. I downloaded a template which sits
          > square in the middle of the screen. I want to take advantage of the
          > entire screen. How do I change it?
          >
          > Thanks

          • 2. Re: Changing web page to fill screen
            person98 Level 1
            Can you give us a reference? Make sure it isn't centered and aligned vertically weirdly.
            • 3. Re: Changing web page to fill screen
              Level 7
              Hi

              you really do not want to go down that road unless you are familir with html
              and css.

              The most important thing to remember is that because it looks good on your
              screen does not mean it looks good on another, my monitor is a 22" set to
              1024*768 which is perhaps the most common resolution here in the UK but if I
              build a page that is 1024 px wide what happens to someone viewing at
              800px*600px or 1076px wide. You will get the dreaded unwanted horizontal
              scroll bar

              So to start with I'd stick at either 800*600 template or 1024*768. Use it as
              a learning curve to gain knowledge of html and css, without that you will
              struggle. When you are familair then you can try some of the flexible
              designs that will fill the screen up when the page is viewed at the most
              common resolutions

              HTH

              Ian
              "ColfaxCorner" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              >
              > I am a newbie web page designer. I downloaded a template which sits
              > square in the middle of the screen. I want to take advantage of the
              > entire screen. How do I change it?
              >
              > Thanks

              • 4. Re: Changing web page to fill screen
                ColfaxCorner Level 1
                The page is centered and aligned just fine.

                I am using Dreamweaver, so is there a place in the manual where I can get the information.
                • 5. Re: Changing web page to fill screen
                  Level 7
                  No need to change your web page - just pull in the sides and bottom of your
                  browser. It's much easier.

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                  "ColfaxCorner" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                  >
                  > I am a newbie web page designer. I downloaded a template which sits
                  > square in the middle of the screen. I want to take advantage of the
                  > entire screen. How do I change it?
                  >
                  > Thanks


                  • 6. Re: Changing web page to fill screen
                    Level 7
                    There is not really a single page or section or tutorial you could reference
                    to find out how to do this. To make the page fill screen (usually not the
                    best choice), you would have to understand a number of things about HTML and
                    CSS page layout, but beginning with how to size your layout containers would
                    be a good place to start.

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                    "ColfaxCorner" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                    > The page is centered and aligned just fine.
                    >
                    > I am using Dreamweaver, so is there a place in the manual where I can get
                    > the information.

                    • 7. Re: Changing web page to fill screen
                      Me_PLC Level 1
                      There used to be a bit of javascript that would do this for you. Something like this:-

                      <script type="text/javascript"><!--
                      if (window && screen) {
                      window.moveTo(0, 0);
                      window.resizeTo(screen.width, screen.height);

                      This may or may not be correct, I stopped using it as a lot of users found it annoying. Should point you in the right direction though. Hope it helps.
                      • 8. Re: Changing web page to fill screen
                        Level 7
                        It would be blocked by many contemporary browsers, however. Don't waste
                        your time.

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                        "Me_PLC" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                        > There used to be a bit of javascript that would do this for you. Something
                        > like
                        > this:-
                        >
                        > <script type="text/javascript"><!--
                        > if (window && screen) {
                        > window.moveTo(0, 0);
                        > window.resizeTo(screen.width, screen.height);
                        >
                        > This may or may not be correct, I stopped using it as a lot of users found
                        > it
                        > annoying. Should point you in the right direction though. Hope it helps.
                        >