On Aug 1, 2:46 pm, Onideus Mad Hatter <use...@backwater-
> On Wed, 01 Aug 2007 09:01:48 -0400, "Jonathan N. Little"
> <lws4...@centralva.net> wrote:
> >Well actually it does, I'll elaborate since your viewpoint is so narrow...
> >If you have multiple windows open on your desktop (because *new* OS'es
> >allow you to multitask)
> ...you really are that out of date, aren't you?
> >to enlarge the apparent size of the text in one
> >window you must lower your screen resolution. Lowering your screen
> >resolution decreases your desktops "screen area". You may increase the
> >text size of some inflexible flash site but may no longer be able to fit
> >your other apps in your desktop's viewport.
> They've got this thing called a "taskbar" now, let's you keep all your
> programs maximized in your desktops "viewport" (as you so cutely put
> it...children like you can be so darling with your niave little
> appellations) while still being able to directly switch between and
> see all the programs you have running...it's gonna be BIG! *nods*
I don't. I guess you assume all people use Windows? About 15% of
people don't. Either way, I do not maximize any program, except for
FCP or PhotoShop. My primary screen is 2560 x 1600 and that would be a
VAST wast of space to max out a browser window. Generally I have a few
browser windows floating around, or punted off to one of the two add
on screens I have. Even then I wont run them full screen, as they
share desktop space with chat windows, video preview or a TV window,
or maybe iTunes.
Don't assume everyone works the way you do, or the way I do.
We did a user survey about a year ago on usage of one of our sites and
only found about 3% of the 100,000 users we had in the snapshot
maximised their browsers.
> TASKBAR IS TEH HARD YO!!1!
> *rolls eyes*
No task bar. *rolls her eyes*
> >You have a misconception about the term "liquid layout". The web is not
> >paper, liquid layout does not mean zoom. Liquid layout for a website
> >means that is remains usable regardless of not only the screen
> >resolution but the browser's viewport aspect ra-SNIP-
> There are two primary terms, "liquid" and "true/perfect liquid". The
> former is in relation to liquid space stretched text, where as the
> later is used to describe sites in which ALL elements are liquid
> sizable depending on the display resolution and/or browser window
Not traditionally. Traditionally liquid layout refers to the content
reorganising itself depending how much space is available, not
actually expanding the content size itself.
At least with Flash you do have complete control over all of this.