I have done the search and it didn't help me exactly. I would really like someone's advice from here because I know you're all the pro's.
What I want is probably simple, but I want to know the correct and proper way. What I want to know is how to make a template for example expand to fill the page for each browser size?
For example, say I make a template to be viewed at 800x600 but when a larger browser views it I want it to expand to the right and bottom and not be whitespace. How best do I do this? I have managed to get it to fill to the right but not the bottom. Plus I know I didn't do it the correct way, just luck.
I want to know the best and proper ways to do this in html and css.
If anyone can help I will be so thankful, you'll save me a major headache. In return I can make you a webpage design or something.
Well, you say you have managed to expand it to the right so I will assume that's taken care of (if not, you can set a column to auto-stretch). As far as stretching down, you could set the table height to 100%.
Thanks Mike. I mentioned I got it to expand to the right but not properly. I tried doing the table height to 100% and it didn't work.
Mainly I need to do this for templates that are sliced. I want to get the slices to expand but I can't seem to achieve this.
I guess that this is not your question but mine's too. Specially I'm concerned to fill out the right size. My quick, but tedious approach to this is to design two templates in Photoshop and make one image for 800x600 resolution and then one for the 1024x768 resolution. There are many scripts that will auto detect the browser's resolution and redirect to the propper version of the website. But again, you have to practically make the website twice!!! The outcome is great since everything will be in place..... If anybody knows a simpler approach please advice us....
There's no way to make an image fit to a resolution size without distorting it, so if it's the image you want to match to a resolution size, then yes, you would need to make different versions of the site - wihch is going a bit far (IMO). Now if you had a compatability issue then I could see the reasoning, but to redirect users to different versions of the site simply to increae or decrease the size of an image is more hassle than it's really worth.
But, if you are going to do it - you can set a behavior (in Dreamweaver) to check browser version and have it point to the corrisponding page. Otherwise, yes, there are scripts out there for this (should you not have DW).