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I was surfing the usual work boards, and noticed an add looking for a fullscreen website, and I am a little confused as to what this means. The add calls for examples of a fullscreen website example, and I am not sure I can provide one without really knowing what one is.
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or external style sheet.
Usually ugly and not well suited to pages with only a small amount of content in my opinion.
So it's not just screen resolution, but the most appropriate approach is to present a page that indeed uses a percentage of the screen width and with a max-width property (which is not yet fully supported) and center it on the page. This will present the site the same to the largest majority of users.
"Full screen website" is a scary term to me. In extreme cases it implies a situation where the browser takes over, removing all navigation and menu bars filling the screen with only site content (done on pron sites frequently.) This is obnoxious and fearful.
In reasonable use, filing the available viewport as above is perfectly acceptable and leaves the controls in the viewers' hands.
<div id="main_content" style="width:95%; margin:auto;">
Some project director who was feeling inadequate saw it on a Web page and loved it...
But don't do it! It's awful as the previous writer mentioned. I do research online with a browser, work processor, graphics editor, FTP, you name it, all open - as most of you do too. Somebody's "ego-monument" web page jumping wide open "all up in my face" is dreadful. It's digital bad breath.
the only other way that works IMO is using flash .. to actually fill the screen like a kiosk .. but as mentioned I believe users do not like to be forced in to full screen .. so go for option 1