Originally Posted by KirkTheDesigner
Hello WHT Community,
So I'm trying to make a fixed style template for my site and so far it's not turning out so great. right now i've been designing by 1600px by 1200px. Is that a fluid template demension? What dimensions would be a fixed template in photoshop?
Everyone has a different view on dimensions. In my case I like to design the content area around 1000px wide and make it centered so no matter the screen size it will always look presentable. Behind this content I use some type of background that will stretch to the whole screen size. The easiest method is to use a simple background style such as a gradient (1px wide for lowest file size) and use repeat-x in the CSS.
1600px sounds very wide if you plan on using all of that area for the content. However, you could keep the document that size and design in the middle.