Wicky Posted May 3, 2007 Share Posted May 3, 2007 Hi guys, Please forgive me if this is an idiotic question or has been answered numerous times - or in numerous places - before (I really HAVE looked for the answer, but don't find it). I'm trying to design a template in my graphics program for use with STS. What size should I make it? Right now I've got it at 1000 pixels wide by 800 pixels high. No particular reason. I would like (I think) the design to be of the type where there's a background, then the main "screen" smaller on top of it. I'm going to have a drawn illustration in the header, so there can be no stretch or distortion (not that distortion is ever a good thing). Before I go on with the design, can you please tell me what dimensions I ought to have the thing be, as a whole, so I don't have to redo? And if there's anything else, tips etc, that I need to know to avoid stretching (or, conversely, left-right scroll bars) later? Thank you! Samantha The 2 options are to either design your site as a fixed width or as variable width to stretch across the entire browser window. If your design is fixed width (as you seem to be suggesting), you need to consider the minimum monitor resolution that the site will be seen on. I try not to discount anybody from seeing my sites, so I generally design with an 800 x 600 monitor in mind. For this reason it's is common practice to design fixed width sites at about 760px wide. I'm fairly new to osCommerce so I'm not sure how easily it lends itself to fixed height. Given that the content is dynamic (and therefore variable lenght) I would recommend making the height 100% rather than a fixed amount. Hope that helps. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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