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Bad HTML coding - pages cannot resize

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

www.mozilla.org
General
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minor
RESOLVED FIXED
16 years ago
5 years ago

People

(Reporter: Stanton McCandlish, Assigned: Dawn Endico)

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Description

16 years ago
At this and some other pages, the pages have a fixed width (intentionally or
otherwise, which makes them impossible to resize (downward) past a certain
point. This certain point is too wide for the default window width in MacOS even
under 1024x768 (in Mozilla and probably in most/all other browsers) and would be
too wide for probably any os/browser under 800x600 or smaller.  The end result
is that users are either forced to resize the window (if they can) or to
side-scroll annoyedly.

<PUNDITMODE>
Pages should NEVER be given a fixed width intentionally unless extensive
platform and monitor mode detection takes place and a custom version of the page
is provided based on that data.  Care should be taken to prevent accidental
fixture of the window width at an unnecessarily wide point, e.g. by overly-wide
banners, form entry fields, long unbroken text strings, etc.
</PUNDITMODE>

Comment 1

15 years ago
thats now http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi?format=guided
and scales down to 800 width nicely ...

Comment 2

15 years ago
no reply, resolving FIXED
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: mozilla.org → Websites
Component: www.mozilla.org → General
Product: Websites → www.mozilla.org
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