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Different versions of a website for different screen sizes?

Discussion in 'HTML & Website Design' started by joliett89, Feb 25, 2012.

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    I have a website, thats 900px in width, and I am sure it would loog good on a laptop, but I have a lot of space on both sides, when I look at it on a widescreen monitor. I was generally reading that it recommended etc, but is it not a little 2005 way of thinking etc? I think that websites at about 980px width (I am talking here about websites that are centered, margin: 0 auto; etc).

    My question would be, do people generally create different versions for different screen sizes, do detection (probably JavaScript) and load specific site based on the screen size etc, or is it generally too much work and people dont do that etc. What is the best way to go about that?

    I am mostly gonna be working on Wordpress blogs for now, so the question would be mostly related to this.

    Thank you.
     
    joliett89, Feb 25, 2012 IP
  2. comadmin

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    Good question. There are several tricks to make responsive web page. There are some java and css hooks which resolve various screen resolutions. Just google responsive web design and you will get your answer. Nobody sane makes different versions for defferent screens.
     
    comadmin, Feb 25, 2012 IP
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    SoftCloud Well-Known Member

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    I would just have the width of the main content section as a percentage, instead of a fixed pixel amount.
     
    SoftCloud, Feb 25, 2012 IP
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    #4
    You need to make different stylesheets for different screen size..
    Here i made 3 stylesheets
    then add this in your html code like i have given below... :))

    If you need any other help, Then feel free to PM me :))
     
    rdm.mehta13, Feb 26, 2012 IP
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    In addition to that, you need to have your entire website optimized for mobile. Otherwise, entire web page will look distorted too!
     
    kangshao, Feb 29, 2012 IP
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    Also look in to Modernizr as it helps with responsive/fluid designs
     
    trendint, Feb 29, 2012 IP
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    u can use percentage in your css or simply make different style sheet each one for a range of resolutions using javascript
     
    mimo91, Feb 29, 2012 IP
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    jackburd, Mar 13, 2012 IP
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    most phones can handle the different sizes just fine. I personally don't worry about it.
    1020 - 1080px is a pretty normal width for most common websites. I really wouldn't worry about dynamic resizing, its really more trouble then its worth.
     
    Devitor, Mar 22, 2012 IP
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    Fluids layouts with css will be a good solution. But first decide on max. screen res. you need
     
    bluegel, Mar 29, 2012 IP
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    This is call Responsive site development. you can use mobile desive detection Javascript to show your site in mobile browser, only the css will matter Generaklly you can make your site 1200 PX width which looks really better. use percentage in CSS so that css can adjust with any computer screen.
     
    amdadhbd, Mar 29, 2012 IP