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Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Unleashed by Kathy Hughes

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Creating Fixed-Width Master Pages

As I mentioned earlier in the chapter in discussing screen resolution, implementing a fixed-width master page makes it easier to control master page attributes such as the width and positioning of banners. Fixed-width master pages are popular on public-facing SharePoint 2010 sites because there is much more emphasis on controlling the appearance of banners and logos than on internal, team-based sites. So, what exactly does fixed-width mean? Well, by default, the out-of-the-box SharePoint 2010 master pages are fluid in nature, which means that they, along with associated content, stretch to the full width of the screen, or browser. With fixed-width master pages, content is confined to a centered region on the ...

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