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CSS Novice - Problem with wide-screen display

Discussion in 'Web Design & Development' started by stclair, Oct 30, 2007.

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  1. stclair

    stclair Thread Starter

    Oct 30, 2007
    I manage this web site: www.skillsforchange.org using FrontPage 2003.

    I purchased a FrontPage template from a web design company that is now defunct. My old monitor was set to 800x600. I was blissfully happy with it until I purchased a wide-screen LCD monitor. Much to my dismay my web pages now stretches painfully from edge to edge. Visitors to my website who use a wide-display monitor must recoil in horror.

    I''ve seen web sites like the one I am about to describe, but haven't any idea how to make the change - if possible.

    I'd like the site to be a fixed (static?) width of 800 px. regardless of resolution or monitor type. It should be centered hortizontally.

    There is a file called master.css in the root of the web. the contents of which I have pasted below.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Bill in Toronto, Canada

    BODY {
    font-family : Verdana, Arial, sans-serif;
    font-size :13px;
    color: #333333;
    margin-top: 10px;
    margin-bottom: 0px;
    margin-left: 0px;
    margin-right: 0px;
    p, tr, td, li, ul, table{color: #333333;font-family : Verdana, Arial, sans-serif;font-size : 13px;}

    A:LINK {color: #006699;text-decoration: underline;}
    A:VISITED {color: #006699;text-decoration : none;}
    A:HOVER {color: #ff9900;text-decoration : underline;}
    A:ACTIVE {color: #006699;text-decoration : none;}

    .header {background: #ffffff;}

    h1 {font-size : 15px;letter-spacing: 2px;font-weight : bold;color : #006699;}

    h2 {font-size : 13px;font-weight : bold;color : #ff9900; border-bottom: 1px solid #ff9900;}
    h3{text-transform: lowercase;padding: 2px;font-size: 13px;font-weight: bold;color: #006699;
    letter-spacing: 1px; padding: 2px; border-bottom: 1px solid #006699;}

    h4, h5, h6 {font-size : 13px;font-weight : bold;color : #ff9900;}

    .topnav {font-size: 11px; color: #006699;text-align: right;background: #ffffff; padding: 3px;}

    .topnav2 {font-size: 11px; color: #006699;text-align: left;background: #ffffff; padding: 3px;}

    .headerbar {text-align: left;padding: 3px; border-bottom: 1px solid #006699;}

    .textarea {text-align: justify;background: #ffffff;line-height: 18px;padding: 20px;}

    .leftside {text-align: center;}

    .rightside {text-align: center;}

    .infoheader {text-align: left;color: #ffffff;font-size: 11px;font-weight: bold;
    letter-spacing: 1px;padding: 5px;background: #006699;border: 1px solid #011f35;}

    .infoheader2 {text-align: left;color: #ffffff;font-size: 11px;font-weight: bold;
    letter-spacing: 1px;padding: 5px;background: #ff9900;border: 1px solid #011f35;}

    .info {text-align: left;font-size: 11px;line-height: 15px;padding: 5px;
    color: #333333;background: #eeeeee;border-right: 1px solid #333333;border-bottom: 1px solid #333333;
    border-left: 1px solid #333333;}

    .catalog {padding:3px;line-height: 18px;font-size: 11px; font-family: arial, verdana, helvetica; }
    .catalogheader {font-size:11px; letter-spacing: 2px; font-weight: bold;font-family:arial,verdana,helvetica;padding:3px}
    .cattext {padding: 3px;font-size: 11px;line-height: 15px;}

    .copyright {font-size: 11px;color: #006699;letter-spacing: 2px;padding: 5px;border-top: 1px solid #006699;}
  2. metweek


    Jun 6, 2003
    I see in your CSS you are trying to set the width on a div with an id of wrapper. Which doesn't exist. You need to wrap all your page contents within a div. See below

    Add opening div tag with an id of "wrapper" on line 167
    <script name="J-BotScroller" type="text/JavaScript" language="JavaScript" src="Skills%20for%20Change_files/scroller.js">
    // Copyright Webs Unlimited, Inc. 1999, 2000, 2001 http://www.websunlimited.com
    <div id="wrapper">
    <table style="border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%">
    Add closing div tag at line 538
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