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What percentage do you use for fluid width?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by anotheralias, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    I use 90% because that's what my first board was set at out of the box, but to me it takes up a ridiculous amount of space on a wide screen. Is that still the norm?


    I meant fluid, I'm sorry!
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I use 992px as that is the largest width possible with the site still being displayed correctly on a 1024px screen.
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  3. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    You mean fluid layout? Using a percentage as the unit of measure isn't a fixed width, rather, a fluid/relative layout.
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  4. Shadab

    Shadab Well-Known Member

    Isn't that a contradiction?
    If you use a % for your layout width, it would be a fluid layout, not fixed.

    PS: I love 980px. :)
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  5. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Same here.
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  6. -GR-

    -GR- Well-Known Member

    90% would be a fluid width and not a fixed width. I normally set fixed width at 980px but now that Brogan mentioned 992px I might have to give that a try.

    I like fluid width to some extent but when you have a monitor larger then 20" it gets hard to follow text paragraphs and it also makes laying out articles with pictures difficult to work on all monitors and resolutions.
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  7. Lawrence

    Lawrence Well-Known Member

    I normally use fixed width. My last site was 884px wide as it used a lot of graphics that needed to be in absolute positions.
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  8. -GR-

    -GR- Well-Known Member

    Remember the days of 780px?
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  9. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Style I'm currently working on is fixed at 960px.

    *reads thread title and looks stumped* Percentage used on fixed widths?
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  10. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    It wasn't that long ago was it?

    At least we didn't have to design for 640 x 480 ... [​IMG]
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  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Uh-oh, wait until Dragonfly sees this thread... ;)
  12. -GR-

    -GR- Well-Known Member

    LOL, maybe we can steer it back to the other thread for fluid width :D
  13. -GR-

    -GR- Well-Known Member

    I guess it wasn't that long ago. I still can't believe how many people still use a 15 or 17" CRT monitor on 800x600.

    ugh, 640px... I don't even want to think about it :D
  14. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I actually had a hatred for fixed widths but I thought i would develop a fixed width derived from mjps thread and they really aren't that bad. I guess the last time I used it I had to compensate for those 800x600 users that most probably put me off fixed solutions.
  15. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    I use 990px myself.
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  16. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I have always designed fluid styles, due to the many different width monitors, and varying resolutions.
    That said, my new forum is fixed, set at 980 I believe.
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  17. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

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  18. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    Oh damn, I did mean fluid, could a Mod please change the title? :D But thanks for all the fixed-width answers, that's good information too.
  19. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Hehe, that changes the whole context of the thread.

    Title edited as requested.
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  20. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Well alrighty then. When I design for fluid width, it's usually 90%.

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