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Why are people having to scroll horizontally on my web page?

Posted by alalub (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 6, 02 at 8:34

I recently added some affiliate icons to my web page at http://www.e-broadbandnews.com

I received an email from somebody this morning telling me that she now has to scroll horizontally on my web page.

Can somebody look at my html and tell me what the problem is.

Thanks

Alan


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RE: Why are people having to scroll horizontally on my web page?

I've been asking the same question about certain sites I have visited.

Even in the Computer Forum occasionally the pages come up wide.

This was discussed under computer forum

Here is a link that might be useful: Blind and Partially sighted


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RE: Why are people having to scroll horizontally on my web page?

I may be wrong, but I think it has to do with the monitor dpi setting. Mime is set at 800 X 600 and I don't have to scroll. Ask the person that emailed you, what screen size settings he is using. You can't make it perfect, for everyone.

I intentionally set the page width to 1000, to force horizontal scrolling, on a web site I have....however, I'm sure some people have to scroll more than others (or, maybe not at all).....I have to scroll, with my setting.

Joy

Here is a link that might be useful: Animal House


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RE: Why are people having to scroll horizontally on my web page?

Alan,

I went to your site and the home page is ok. Even if someone elects not to scroll, only thing they miss is the links to the affiliates. However your reader's respond page you have to scroll to read it. I noticed that your articles are written across the screen, why have the reader's comments be written so wide?

I use 1600x1200 on one computer and 1280x1024 on the rest. But I NEVER use the browser in full screen mode. Any site that makes me do that, I doubt I visit again.

O.T. Customer No Service - amazon.com ranks right up there in that category. No phone number on the web site. Canned response to emails.

Dan


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RE: Why are people having to scroll horizontally on my web page?

Dan

I think I know the answer to your question about reader mail, and it was the same problem that I had on my home page. Whenever I cut and paste from an email message, this problem gets created.

Any suggestions?

Alan


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RE: Why are people having to scroll horizontally on my web page?

On other pages, are you using css to layout the page? I see that it resizes. If not using it already, you should use it. Of course you can always use table to layout the page.

Dan


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RE: Why are people having to scroll horizontally on my web page?

You're using a table and presumably you set it to a certain width instead of just using 100%. I think that's your problem.

Ken


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