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Joomla! 1.5 SEO by Herbert-Jan van Dinther

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Going for fixed or fluid?

For your web site you have to decide if you want a fixed width for the template or want to scale the template to fill the whole browser window no matter what resolution your visitor uses. In this case, you choose a fluid width template that spans about 95 to 98 percent of the screen leaving just a small space on both sides of the screen. If you use that option, check your site for different screen resolutions as it might break the layout of your carefully crafted page.

The following is a sample of a fixed 1024 pixel wide layout and the other of a 98 percent wide screen layout, both read on a screen resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels.

You can see that the second option is not that much fun to read. How could you read that ...

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