I'm using Front Page for our web site. My computer has been set
up at a screen resolution of 480 X 640, so my website has been that
size as well. What will happen now if I change my screen resolution
to 800 X 600? Will Front Page automatically change it to 800 X 600
or will I have to change some settings to get it to 800 X 600?
have small monitors, especially older models, have no choice but
to view everything at the 480 X 640 size. These numbers are the
amount of pixels of color that a monitor screen will show, height
by width. It's always best to make every webpage look good at
800 X 600 (the most common screen size) while at the same time
be able to automatically down-size for people with smaller screens
and up-size for those with larger screens. Use
our browser resizer to test it out. Those who surf the Internet
through WebTV have an even narrower viewing area (about 550).
Front Page sometimes does and sometimes doesn't produce webpages
that adjust for the different sizes of screen resolutions.
you are NOT using tables, everything automatically adjusts.
Pictures that are wider than the screen will, of course, not shrink.
But text will wrap to fit to fit the screen, and the rest of the
layout of the page will squeeze or expand according to screen
you ARE using tables, it depends on whether you are assigning
a pixel width to the table or any of its cells, as opposed to
a percentage width (e.g., width=90%). Go into the tables
menu, select table
- If you
do not assign any width, the table (i.e., everything in it)
automatically adjusts to fit, if necessary.
- If you
assign a width in pixels it does not adjust.
- If you
assign a width in percent, it adjusts.
It's a good
idea to avoid assigning table widths in pixels unless
you know it will fit nicely inside the smallest screen. Otherwise,
the text or pictures in the table will run off the right side
of the window, and the viewer will have to use the left-right
scroll bar to see it all. Ideally, the viewer should see everything
at one glance (except up and down scrolling), like we do when
If you want
blank space around the table (which is pleasing to the eye and
prevents a crowded appearance), specify width as 90% (or some
other amount). Then, no matter what size screen a person uses,
the contents of the table will always fill 90% of the view.
In most website
designing software, you can change the size of a table or cells
by dragging the boundaries with your mouse. In Front Page, you
can double-click on the right boundary of a cell and the computer
will automatically shrink the cell size down to the minimum width
needed for whatever the cell contains - neat, huh?. Just make
sure the width is narrower than the smaller screen resolution
this tutorial as a printable Word Document.
sure to test the page layout by viewing it in your browser and
minimizing the window to a narrower view (use
our test page). If everything adjusts and nothing runs off
the right side of the screen, your page is fine!
you need to assign a firm pixel width to one of the table cells
(such as when you are preventing blank space around a picture),
use the cell properties
dialog box to specify the cell width in pixels, but also
go into the table properties
dialog box to change the table width back to percent.
This will keep the table in submissive obedience to your web designing
careful not to fill a wide table with text. It's harder to read
text that stretches across the entire screen. Put the text in
a table no wider than 500 pixels. We're used to reading in columns;
they make quick scanning possible.