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Discussion in 'Web Design & Coding' started by dreamworks, Apr 11, 2003.

  1. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

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    Hello ..

    Need some help here if possible please :p

    I would like to design a simple website for a marketing project which I have been in charged of and the truth is using Microsoft Front Page allows me to do just that excellently.

    The problem is my screen resolution is currently set at 1024 x 768 and so while I happily construct the website and looks nice on my screen and uploads it to the server, it didn't turn out quite like how it did on my screen though. When I tried viewing it from another screen with different resolution, it just suck perfectly well .. :happy:

    Can anyone help me out by telling me how do I fix this or do I have to change my screen resolution to the resulotion which I want the front page to be? Ermm .. I'm using a 2002 version with SP2 installed. :blink: Thanks !!
     
  2. Herkalees

    Herkalees Guest

    I made that same mistake when I first started making websites... there really is no other fix for it except to redesign the site, and not make it wider then 700-ish or taller than 500-ish.

    ...thats what I had to do...

    Good luck man.
     
  3. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    Usually what i do is set the page width to a percentage of the screen - if you want it to be full screen you would set it to 100%

    This way it can be viewed in any resolution... in any case though it will look diff in diff resolutions ..
     
  4. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

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    Thanks for the advise guys but I don't quite understand what you meant. How do I set the page width to a certain percentage of the screen exactly?? :confused:

    I hate needing to change my screen resolution from the current back to 800 x 600 but isn't there anyway to lock the settings of the page we are designing to 800 x 600 instead?

    Herkalees .. what do u mean 700-ish and 500-ish? How do you do that?
     
  5. Herkalees

    Herkalees Guest

    I don't know where this option may be in FrontPage, but in Dreamweaver, you can tell it how large to make the "work" window. Keeping it at around 700 X 500, there's a chance it will fit on just about everyone's screen.
     
  6. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

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    Hmmm .. I am not sure if that feature is available in Front Page 2002, but most likely my guess is nope. I have just tried out a test page for my project at the following address:-

    http://www.asustek.netfirms.com

    It was done on my current screen resolution (1024 x 768) and from a different resolutions, it did not appear as it should be because the words are all but juggle up here and there .. :(

    Anyone willing to help me out by showing how I can fix this problem please?? :happy:
     
  7. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    I am sure that this option is available in Frontpage as well (I use Dreamweaver myself as well... better program!) because it is just a simple HTML setting. It's in there somewhere. Just look around. Unless there is some real reason that you want to use Frontpage, I recommend Macromedia Dreamweaver. It is twice the program that Frontpage is.
     
  8. zyfos

    zyfos Resurrected

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    You could always try coding the page in html by yourself. Get rid of all the extra unnecessary code that frontpage puts in.
     
  9. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    better yet... why not use Word to make your webpages? HEHE
     
  10. Herkalees

    Herkalees Guest

    Nah, why use Word when you could more easily use bubblegum and dog hair. Yeah, frontpage isn't choice #1 when it comes to Web page design programs. Nor is it #2, #3 ... #57...
     
  11. wingman411

    wingman411 OSNN Senior Addict

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    Try this:

    Set your screen resoulution to 800x600, open Front Page and maximize it, then reset your screen res to 102x768. Front page will remain at the 800x600 size. From there you can resize the length, but leave the width alone.

    Use that width as you create your page and it should:) view ok.

    Hope this helps. Let me know.

    Wingman
     
  12. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 OSNN Senior Addict

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    The key is to never used absolute widths in your page. In order to adequately answer your question, I would need to see your site.
    1) Don't use a single picture as a website, or a picture that fills up the entire width of the site -- such as a picture thats is 1024 pixels wide.
    2) Don't use a layers system, where the page is absolutely positioned. This allows no flexibility when resizing the window.
    3) Don't manually set a fixed width on tables.

    Do you have a sample URL of the site?
     
  13. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    o.k o.k - this is what i do .. when I make the page I look through at the width sizes and if it says actual width I change it to percentage width, Otherwards if it says width="157" I change to what ever percentage I want it to be ..

    I also would recomend dreamweaver - It is a lot better than Frontpage, also more powerful as you can do more with it ..
     
  14. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 OSNN Senior Addict

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    I would also choose Dreamweaver myself. Personally, when I was choosing an HTML editor, I literally tried over 20 different WYSIWYG html editors (basically every single one I could find) and I found Dreamweaver to be the best for my needs. The ONLY HTML editor I could not try was FrontPage because they do not have a trial version.
    Still, I would not recommend a switch now that you [dreamworks] have paid all that money for FrontPage. :)
     
  15. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

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    Thank you all .. THANK YOU VERY MUCH !! :D

    I appreciate all your advise and will try it out .. all of them. As for Dreamweaver.. I have heard that it is better than FrontPage, but this came together when we purchased the license of office so .. thats why I was using this. ;)
     
  16. zoey

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  17. koko

    koko Got Root?

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    frontpage is perhaps one of the worst website building tools to use.

    i highly recommend using dreamweaver 4.0. not too hard to learn and the results will be a helluva lot better.