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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-04 01:11:00

"Beman Dawes" <bdawes_at_[hidden]> writes:

> <caj_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> news:33261.
>>> On Sat, 02 Apr 2005 23:33:31 -0600, Rene Rivera wrote
>>>> Allen wrote:
>>>> > The width is fixed, I think that's bad.
>>>> Why?
>>> I agree with Allen -- fixed width is bad. Basically it wastes space on
>>> my
>>> monitor and forces me to scroll when I shouldn't have to.
>> Also some people use quite low resolutions and large fonts, and don't want
>> to have to scroll left and right.
> I've got a new Dell Inspiron 700m. The resolution is 1280 X 800. With that
> wide aspect ratio, I want a web page to use the full width.

That's weird. A wide aspect ratio like that seems like it gives me
more incentive to split the screen into two narrower areas and put a
browser window in each. We break our lines in email at around 76
columns for a reason: anything wider gets hard to read.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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