Posted on: 2004/9/20 4:59
Re: Problems with 800x600 resolution
As mentioned, I think that most of the non fixed themes do set the left and right columns at a fixed pixel width and let the centre float. Mine does it that way. I do use 3 column for much of the site and drop to two for the Forums and News (left+centre), Photos (centre+right), and some others depending on what works best.
The side scrolling is usually from the content (centre or sides). Images, quoted code and the like are the culprits. When I grab a 500pixel Gallery image for a News item I usually need to trim it down a bit. (more/easier image control would be so nice).
Then it is personal preference. I prefer a non fixed width as it gives the user more flexibility and suits a community site with rapidly changing content.
Fixed width tends to allow a more professional look and higher end tricks but limits the user flexibility.
Either way has made me cringe or made me stay. Depends on your user needs and your content. I just don't like being forced to run a specific resolution and worst of all a specific browser or OS...
----------> To directly answer your question, I wouldn't be looking at the modules for fixes, it is the theme and what you put in for content, not how the module renders it (most of the time).