Chapter . Open Window
One design, three layouts
OPEN WINDOW was originally inspired by a photograph that Ray Henry planned to use as a focal point, but fear of creating a predictable result kept him seeking new approaches. He had seen other layouts with fixed elements for navigation and banners, but he had not run across a design that placed critical elements in the bottom of the browser rather than at the top.
Because fixed positioning isn’t supported in Internet Explorer for Windows, Henry knew he’d have to invest extra effort to make the design work in a cross-browser compatible ...