Scott Penrose

Page Width

Scott is an expert software developer with over 30 years experience, specialising in education, automation and remote data.

A Question

What is the number one, most hit web site in the world. Wikipedia.

Now have a look at: http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melbourne

Now try varying the width of your browser window.

What is good about Wikipedia

  • Site navigation is down the left side and quite small
  • Page specific navigation (tabs) is across the top of the article
  • Pull out quotes, some images etc can be right aligned with flow around text
  • All tabs, buttons, links are TEXT !
  • Style is done by CSS - tabs are done by CSS - NOT BY ADDING GRAPHICS !
  • The fonts are all standard
  • The fonts size specific to users settings
  • The page moves with the width the user selects for their browser rather than the designer !

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