[thelist] front end design: liquid design

Erika ekm at seastorm.com
Sun Oct 19 14:10:29 CDT 2008


how about a creating a liquid design w/ a max-width of 990px on the main 
content area...

and columns/blocks w/in the main content area, to keep text lines short?




Ben Dyer wrote:
> You know, I'm not a fan of liquid designs anymore. For two reasons really:
> 1. Generally, the wider the column of text, the more difficult it is to 
> read naturally.
> 2. I'm noticing that, statistically speaking, monitor resolutions are 
> trending higher and higher. 1024x768 is still the leader, but widths of 
> 1280, 1360 and higher seem to becoming a lot more prevalent of late. 
> Probably the average user is upgrading their monitors when they upgrade 
> machines.
> Now, I know that many users won't maximize the browser window with a 
> large screen space like that, but as these numbers keep increasing, the 
> problem with point #1 will keep increasing as well. (66% width content 
> div is still a wide reading space if the window is 1200+ pixels wide.)
> This is, of course, not to say that these concerns can't be mitigated 
> somewhat, but with a liquid design it seems likely that *someone* will 
> have text that will be difficult for them to read.
> --Ben
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Oct 19, 2008, at 13:46, Erika <ekm at seastorm.com> wrote:
>> How many folks on this list consider themselves front-end designers?
>> Of those who do, what are your feelings these days about liquid designs?
>> like/dislike ?  and why.
>> just curious.
>> thx
>> Erika
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