I’ve been a big fan of “liquid layout”, where text in a web page increases width when you make the browser window wider.
In fact, it’s been a point of annoyance for me with
As screen resolutions climb however, it will break down.
Imagine someone looking at your site in ten years on a 8000×5000 monitor.
Your 600-pixel side column is going to look mighty silly, isn’t it? Of course, fixed-width can be separated from pixels, simply by using “em”s instead of “px”s.
This way, if the user is viewing everything with 96 point text, your 20-em columns still look reasonable. I ran across another option recently:
scaling text size according to the width of the window.
Pretty wild, eh?
Ran across this on
full page zoom. I personally feel that “em”s are the only valid unit.
We cannot predict future display technologies.
We could all have 600 dpi monitors on flexible surfaces within 5 years.
That would make a 17” wide monitor be over 10,000 pixels wide! Okay, I’ll stop raving now.
I really should post my notes on our Dominican trip anyway.
I saw Luisa typing her stuff up last night, and I can’t let her beat me to it! 🙂