5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 24, 2010 4:41 PM by John Waller

    What is 1000% to Pixels

    luke.gr

      Hi guys, What is 1000% into pixels? I've tried to work it out but I can't plus I've googled it for about 30 mins.

       

       

      Thanks, MissileMooose

        • 1. Re: What is 1000% to Pixels
          John Waller Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Can you re-phrase the question and provide more info?

           

          1000% is 1000%. Cannot be directly converted to pixels.

          • 2. Re: What is 1000% to Pixels
            luke.gr Level 1

            Hi, Sorry I meant 100% NOT 1000%.  I mean If I create a table in dreamweaver thats 100% in size, then make a banner in photoshop how mainy pixels in width does the banner need to be to fit in my table of 100%.

             

            Thanks, Hope you understand

            • 3. Re: What is 1000% to Pixels
              bregent Most Valuable Participant

              How long is a piece of string?

               

              It depends on the size of your visitors viewport. If the viewport is 800 pixels wide, then it would need to be 800 pixels. If it is 1024, then 1024.

              • 4. Re: What is 1000% to Pixels
                Nancy OShea Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                Percentages are a relative term based on the end user's browser viewport.  In short, the viewport width could be almost anything at all because people don't always keep their browsers maximized to full screen capability.  And even if they do, you can't be sure that your end user's display settings are the same as yours.

                 

                IMO, Fixed-width, centered layouts are the most convenient to work with.  I think that's why so many web designers use them.  The trick is finding the "right width" in pixels for YOUR target audience.  For most desktop and laptop users, 970 to 1200px is probably a good range.  For mobile devices and handhelds less than 660px.

                 

                This handy tool from Google Labs may help shed light on which viewport widths most people can see.

                http://browsersize.googlelabs.com/

                 

                 

                Nancy O.
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                • 5. Re: What is 1000% to Pixels
                  John Waller Adobe Community Professional & MVP
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                  MissileMoose wrote:


                  I mean If I create a table in dreamweaver thats 100% in size, then make a banner in photoshop how mainy pixels in width does the banner need to be to fit in my table of 100%.


                  As the others have stated, that cannot be calculated.

                   

                  % is relative. Pixels are absolute units of measurement.

                   

                  100% of 800 pixels is 800.

                   

                  100% of 1024 pixels is 1024.