I have a client who can't get past the idea that resolutions vary on computers; he sees a sample of his web site on my laptop and can't get past the "blank" space on the right-- I built the samples with a common resolution in mind, basically a static site that visitors will move through fairly quickly, but my laptop was set for a much higher res at the time I brought up the sample--
But I've got an issue here; the graphic header that he insists on is a set size which is hampering me-- sure I could build duplicate pages for redirection per resolution, but that's insanity!
I've considered using a frames solution, but this is a business site and I have concerns about direct linking off of search engines as well as other frame issues.
What the hell do I do on this? I'm familiar enough with PHP to suspect that my solution may lie there. I need some advice or direction on this issue.
How do I create a liquid site that has a fixed width graphic header on EVERY PAGE without using frames(I can't talk this guy out of this crazy stuff; he just refuses to listen; I'm getting him to sign waiver after waiver and I don't think I'll use this site in a portfolio at all) ?
Resolutions takes some serious pratice learning to deal with. The best page I've ever made so far, that works with all resoltutions, uses % measuements in all my widths and heights through out the page so my content resizes with the screen. % mesausements are based on the browser window size not your resolution. Thus, if you resize your browser window to tinne-tiny, when using % measurements, everything in the page will shrink with it -- even though you haven't changed your screen resoltuion. And vice-versa -- if you expand your browser window, all the % content grows with the page.
It won't happen if you went one step futher by putting your body content into a DIV/container that has a set width and height in pixels.
Then, since everything contained within the DIV will be in % measurements, all of the tags/elements will "grow" or "shrink" to the appropiate size.