Using fixed width pages or fluid pages, that is one thing every web site designer has to decide. For reference, this page is fixed width and most of donnayoung.org is fluid. Fluid pages fill the screen or shrink, fixed stay the same width. Most web sites use fixed width pages.
I had been going toward fixed width at DY and most of the newest pages were fixed, but today, I changed my mind because, frankly, I do not like fixed width pages. The blogs are fixed and they will probably stay that way, but the rest of DY should now be fluid.
In css fixed looks something like this:
Note the unit, it’s not flexible.
Fluid looks like this:
Percentage is flexible. This size adjusts itself to 95% of your screen size.
It is possible to make a semi fixed width by setting a max and min width. I tried that before and I didn’t like it for my web site. Anyway, this isn’t a css or web design lesson, this is just me talking about work.
Donna – this page is old and things change, especially things related to technology. Donnayoung.org is in for a big change in 2015.