7 Replies Latest reply on Sep 15, 2008 10:04 AM by Newsgroup_User

    How to Stop Content from enlarging on-line

    mellis200
      How do you set a fixed website size for ALL browsers?
        • 1. Re: How to Stop Content from enlarging on-line
          Level 7
          You cannot. Why do you need this?

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          "mellis200" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          > How do you set a fixed website size for ALL browsers?

          • 2. Re: How to Stop Content from enlarging on-line
            Level 7
            > How do you set a fixed website size for ALL browsers?

            You can set a specific WIDTH which will work for most situations, though you
            need to keep in mind that pretty much everything can be ignored/over-written
            by the end-user if they so desire.

            Web design is about suggesting a design, not dictating one. The key to good
            web site design is to try to accommodate the fact that the user can change
            things if they so desire.

            -Darrel

            • 3. Re: How to Stop Content from enlarging on-line
              Level 7
              .oO(mellis200)

              >How do you set a fixed website size for ALL browsers?

              Please describe your problem first, not what you consider a solution.

              Micha
              • 4. Re: How to Stop Content from enlarging on-line
                mellis200 Level 1
                OK, so i designed a website in Dreamweaver MX 2004, and just published it this morning.

                http://www.cpclakewood.com

                The images and text are giant sized on all browsers that I've tried. In the dreamweaver window, everything was normal and decent, but a blind person could see this website. I realize there are some coding errors, but I do not think that that is the problem with this. I would appreciate any help you can give me.
                • 5. Re: How to Stop Content from enlarging on-line
                  Level 7
                  There is much not to like on that page.

                  1. Are you *sure* you don't have users who don't have the Flash reader
                  installed? If you *do* then they will not see your Flash buttons at all,
                  nor will they be able to navigate the site.
                  2. Similarly, your pages will not be navigable to anyone using a screen
                  assistive device (sounds like a bad choice for your kind of niche).
                  3. If you change a linked filename, you will have to rebuild that button
                  for each page - you have created a potential maintenance problem for
                  yourself.
                  4. Search engines may not be able to see your Flash links (a la #1 and #2)
                  meaning that your interior pages won't be spidered.
                  5. You are resizing your images in the HTML, rather than in your graphics
                  application BEFORE using them on the page:

                  a) http://www.cpclakewood.com/CPC-Cross.jpg (native @ 169x233, resized @
                  130x189) - 65K
                  b) http://www.cpclakewood.com/maincol_bg.jpg (native @ 841x247, resized @
                  1000 x 247) - 65K
                  c) http://www.cpclakewood.com/Scroll1.gif (native @ 946x743, resized @ 1104
                  x 743) - 533K

                  Not only does resizing these images in HTML make them look bad on the page,
                  but also, you have used a GIF image for the last one above at >500K, when a
                  JPG would have been far superior, both cosmetically and size-wise.

                  However, these are the sizes you have specified in the HTML - there is no
                  'enlarging' happening there.

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                  "mellis200" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                  > OK, so i designed a website in Dreamweaver MX 2004, and just published it
                  > this
                  > morning.
                  >
                  > http://www.cpclakewood.com
                  >
                  > The images and text are giant sized on all browsers that I've tried. In
                  > the
                  > dreamweaver window, everything was normal and decent, but a blind person
                  > could
                  > see this website. I realize there are some coding errors, but I do not
                  > think
                  > that that is the problem with this. I would appreciate any help you can
                  > give
                  > me.
                  >

                  • 6. Re: How to Stop Content from enlarging on-line
                    bregent Most Valuable Participant
                    You need to be more specific about which images you feel are too big, but in general you would use a graphics application to reduce the size. Also, all of the images I see on that page are much too heavy - they need to be optimized for the web to reduce the filesize. Again, use a graphics app to do that.
                    • 7. Re: How to Stop Content from enlarging on-line
                      Level 7
                      bregent posted in macromedia.dreamweaver:

                      > You need to be more specific about which images you feel are too
                      > big, but in general you would use a graphics application to reduce
                      > the size. Also, all of the images I see on that page are much too
                      > heavy - they need to be optimized for the web to reduce the
                      > filesize. Again, use a graphics app to do that.

                      And scale them proportionally for better legibility.

                      Especially for the 1.5MB PastorMike.JPG on the Staff page. Reducing
                      that 2304x3072 image down to 388x450 (proportionally!) brings it to
                      about 36KB.

                      Sizing it in the HTML to the disproportional 400x450 is quite
                      unflattering and I'd bet Mike and Michelle would both prefer the
                      porportionally scaled image.



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