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Designing for Wider Screens

March 29, 2006

Digital Web has a new article on designing for the wider screens (no longer available) that many computers have. My D810 laptop has a widescreen.  The author’s solution is to use Javascript to check the screen resolution and then have different style sheets for the different resolutions to maximize the space.  I would like to investigate it further.

My first thought is that I like it better than the other solutions that I have seen which is to have a “liquid” layout.  The thing I do not like about that is that I like a smaller width for the content area. The “widescreen” solution keeps a fixed width on the content area but brings other areas of the page into the “empty space” of the wider screens.

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