Flexible Web Design: Creating Liquid and Elastic Layouts by Zoe Mickley Gillenwater

By Zoe Mickley Gillenwater

Liquid or fluid layouts switch width in line with the user's designated machine viewing dimension. all these layouts have constantly been attainable with tables yet supply new layout demanding situations in addition to possibilities while equipped with CSS. This ebook, for knowledgeable net designers with a few CSS adventure, outlines how one can do that successfully.

Designers will examine the advantages of versatile layouts and whilst to decide on a liquid, elastic, or hybrid layout. they're going to examine not just the right way to construct a liquid structure from scratch utilizing standards-compliant and cross-browser appropriate (X)HTML and CSS, yet also will the best way to layout and slice their image comps in a manner that makes versatile layout feasible. This e-book will express designers that versatile layouts do not need to be visually dull or tricky to construct while deliberate and equipped thoroughly. Even those that don't intend to construct liquid layouts can use the techniques and methods taught during this booklet to enhance their fixed-width CSS designs, simply because they're going to the best way to layout for the inherent flexibility of the net medium, rather than the inflexible features of print media or desk grid-based layouts.

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Flexible Web Design: Creating Liquid and Elastic Layouts with CSS

Liquid or fluid layouts swap width in line with the user's distinct gadget viewing dimension. these kinds of layouts have continually been attainable with tables yet supply new layout demanding situations in addition to possibilities while outfitted with CSS. This publication, for skilled net designers with a few CSS event, outlines the right way to do that effectively.

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By definition, fixed-width designs are usually easier to build, which is helpful when you’re just starting out in web design. It’s also easier to stick to them if you’re an experienced designer but are in the process of switching from table-based to CSS-based layouts. CSS can be hard enough to learn as it is, so don’t bite off more than you can chew with your first couple of layouts. Despite the benefits of flexible layouts, a robust but simple fixed-width layout is going to be much more beneficial to your users than a poorly implemented flexible one.

Right now, this page isn’t liquid-compatible. 2 The overflow- ing text indicates that this banner is not currently set up to change in height or width to accommodate textwrapping changes that would occur in a liquid layout. R E S I Z I N G T E X T I N YO U R B RO W S E R Every browser lets you resize text, but each does it a little differently. Here’s a quick rundown on how to do it in the major browsers. See your browser’s help files if you need more information. ͷ Firefox 3: Choose View > Zoom, and check Zoom Text Only.

For instance, let’s say the minimum width you would want for the content would be about 10 ems, to allow a pretty narrow width that would make the content more readable for people with small screens or certain disabilities. But the number of characters in your nav bar might require a minimum width of 20 ems. Forcing your content to a minimum width of 20 ems, when you really feel it might be better for the user to let it get much narrower than that, would probably not be a good choice. You’d be making your design much more rigid than necessary.

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