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Re: Layout Stability


From: Keith Parks
Date: Nov 5, 2007 2:10PM

On Nov 5, 2007, at 11:32 AM, DAVOUD TOHIDY wrote:

> Hi there,
> In an attempt to invite coders and designers to consider coding for
> "layout stability" to increase the readability and usability of web
> content. Please visit my online portfolio at http://
> cssfreelancer.awardspace.com for the definition of layout stability.
> I am wondering what your opinion is about it.
> Would you please provide a feedback?

I agree that trying to find the right compromise between fluid and
fixed-width layout can be tricky. I understand that IE(7) finally
supports min-width and max-width properties, which could help a lot
in keeping text areas more usable over a wider range of browser
window sizes. Ah, I see you are using them. :^)

For the time being I stick with fixed-width columns, but on my To-DO
list is to work up a more fluid design.

- Keith

BTW, I noticed something you may want to double-check in your own
CSS. When I bump the text size up a couple of notches, some of your
text areas run off the right edge of the screen, particularly
the .note class. This is in Safari and Firefox. Might be because
the .content class has its left margin set to in EMs, thus the bigger
the type, the larger that margin, pushing the fixed-size .note block
out of the frame?

Keith Parks
Graphic Designer/Web Designer
Student Affairs Communications Services
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-7444
(619) 594-1046


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