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Hi. I'm looking for some general advice or techniques for page layout. In particular how to design a page that looks equally good on a desktop square monitor and a rectangular laptop screen?I understand they're different resolutions and all but how are you guys going about your designs? Is it just a matter of lots of practise and knowing what works well and what doesn't or are there any good guidelines to be thinking about or heuristics for the box model methodolgy?Ali

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I know there are scripts you can run to detect which browser is loading a page - e.g. I.E.7 or Firefox etc.Can you do the same sort of thing for monitor resolution?Ali.

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Generally, you either make your website so it is fixed-width (e.g. always 960px wide) or so that it fills up the whole screen (using auto widths). Either way, it is not something that PHP controls.

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you should try to make the interface, the resolution and position is base on what kind of interface do you want. I can't give an example code before you have problem with the resolution or position. Till now i think there's no absolute / fix resolution, from my experience in making web interface. There's always problem in interface and resolution.

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Yea .. I have just finished my first try at a website. I designed it on my laptop and it looked okay. But on a square monitor some of the pages looked odd, kinda top heavy.Ali

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Note - there are no "square" monitors (in common usage), the common aspect ratios are 4:3, 16:10 and 16:9. Also, there are many different resolutions at each aspect ratio.

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Sorry there is no link. I'm using WAMP to run my PHP scripts and database. (and I haven't learnt enough yet).It was just a college exercise but its my first proper exposure to html etc and I'm really enjoying it. I posted on the Javascript section and received some good info on the screen properties - screen.availHeight etcthat might be worth experimenting a bit with.Thanks for the help.Ali

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