[Express] Page width different when previewing

I’m new to this software, so please bear with me . . . creating a site, the page width is what I want. PREVIEWING in browser or w/Freeway, the page is MUCH wider! Content is still centered, but on a much wider page of the same background color. Help please?


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Sometime around 8/5/09 (at 09:55 -0400) Neil said:

creating a site, the page width is what I want. PREVIEWING in
browser or w/Freeway, the page is MUCH wider! Content is still
centered, but on a much wider page

Hi Neil,

The thing that you need to get your head around (which can be a jolt,
I know) is that the page in Freeway is really more of a design guide
than an absolute in the way that print layouts are.

You cannot (except through JavaScript-based rudeness) take charge of
someone’s browser window and resize it. I mean, yes you can… but
you’ll find that you’ve annoyed a significant proportion of your
visitors - which is rarely a good idea!

One of the tricks with web design is learning to work with the
flexible, imprecise nature of the medium. It can be a pain, but it is
the way things are and it allows some interesting things. (Although
some, for example layer-based flexing tricks, require Freeway Pro,
I’m afraid.)

Finally - you’ll get a much better response rate if you post in the
main Freewaytalk forum rather than here. This is really meant for
those working with rather more technical things - we’ve quarantined
these conversations to avoid alarming people too much! :slight_smile:

k


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