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The Book of GIMP by Karine Delvare, Olivier Lecarme

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8.2 Fixed- and Variable-Width Designs

When creating a website, you can decide whether the size of the browser window affects the size of the page. A fixed-width design remains at a constant width (in pixels) regardless of the browser width. If the browser window is larger than the page width, borders appear. Fixed-width designs are generally centered, so a border appears to the left and to the right of the design. If the browser window is smaller than the page width, only part of the page is visible, and a horizontal scrollbar appears.

A variable-width design (also called liquid design) changes width with the browser width, and at least one section of the design (usually, the main content block) is resized along with the browser window. Creating ...

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