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I am in the middle of building a site but i want to maximise the area that the viewer can see. So i what i really want to know is how do you force the website to open in a full screen browser window?
I think i saw it on the blackpool pleasure beach website once. (Not like that anymore)
Ditto. I have my browser windows at their present size for a reason, so changing them without my consent puts a black mark against that site, in my book.
When I review sites for inclusion in my directories that generally lowers the sites rating.
The beauty of it is that no matter what text you place in the <blink> tag, many users read that text as "run for your life".
Possibly another tag to consider not using :)
I run dual 19" monitor at 1600 x 1200 EACH. At any given time I have 5 - 7 browsers open on EACH MONITOR. I have them all different sizes for a reason...
Liquid layouts with-in the window size a viewer has chosen wouldn't seem to be a problem.
At least that's thee way I read it.
If there's no compelling reason that makes sense for your particular niche/industry/business - then why take the risk of alienating your visitors?
Well sort of.
I am the webmaster for an orchestra's website. I have built a flash interactive music playing device as a sub section to the site however it takes up more space than a standard 800x600 monitor browser will allow. The idea was to make it load full screen so people can view it as a whole.
What are your opinions of this and would a prewarning (eg this will enter into full screen mode) stop you from entering.
:) :) :)
With a prominent warnings/announcement that a new window would open it might acceptable to a greater number of viewers.
On the other hand 800 x 600 is still a common screen resolution, so folks with that resolution are still going to need to scroll if your layout requires more space.
On the other hand 800 x 600 is still a common screen resolution
I agree - the latest figures for the general population are 46% of users with 800x600, and 47% with 1024x768 or more (from w3schools). So, you'll be seriously inconveniencing about half your users if you try this.
Whether or not you're going to going to get people to like what you do to their browser settings (as opposed to not being annoyed by it) depends on how enjoyable your interactive music playing device is. If it's fun to use, I think people might well put up with it being larger than their monitor screens.
Look at www.cbchomedelivery.com for inspiration.
Ignore the comments from folks that have multiple windows open, etc.; they aren't your audience. In fact, it's probably reasonable to assume that anyone who registers to this site is probably not someone you will make your presentation to.
Just make sure that there is an easy and obvious way to close the full screen window. The suggestion about warning people first may also be useful.
good luck, I'd like to see the results.
As I was reading this I was thinking,"Yea the only thing worse than the <blink> tag is music on a web site." then I read that it is a Orchestra site with music. LOL
Don't get me wrong, this is probably one case where you could use music for a good presentation, I just thought it followed the <blink> tag comment very well.
So why don't you design your Flash movie at 740x460? That should be Full screen at 800x600 (with toolbars, and scroll bars) then let your visitors work it out for themselves?
People will usually expand their window if it needs it.