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    I just recently changed to a new WordPress theme that’s a 3-column, and I would like to make it where the page stays fixed without stretching – and without the text moving – every time you maximize and minimize the browser.

    Which page do I edit and what codes do I edit with?

    Any suggestion on this is greatly appreciated. Thank you!


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  • look in the style sheet

    fluid widths are set by percentage change the percentages to actual pixel amounts.

    Backup everything first of course.

    I’m sorry but I would need more specific instructions. I’m not a whiz at these things. Hehe.

    I’ve never taken a theme from fluid to fixed myself, so I can’t write the code for you.

    Perhaps if you asked the theme creator they may be willing to do so.

    I like fluid themes as I know that regardless of screen resolution the person visiting my sites isn’t bothered with ugly side scroll.

    in XMark if you look in the style sheet you will see for instance two percentage properties that would need to be fixed pixels.

    use the find function to find the other percent properties.

    It might be a plan to study some CSS or open a fixed theme(or switch to a fixed theme) and see if you can transfer values.

    Back everything up first.

    OH OK thanks so much for the additional info. I tried to change one of those percentages to a “px” but the entire 2 sidebars disappeared!! d’oh! I’ll try again.

    I had asked theme creators before to modify themes but they tend to charge a lot so I just don’t bother. But I’ll try to play around first without jacking up everything – and yes of course I will back up! Thanks for reminding me. 🙂

    OMG OMG OMG! I did it I did it I did it!! I fixed it! I followed your advice and I changed the percentages to fixed px. There were TWO spots with the “98%” so I changed it to a “850px” width and it worked!!!! Now the blog no longer stretches!!

    THANKS SO MUCH 4K!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Good job, except that 800×600 viewers have to use horizontal scroll to read your weblog.

    hmmm, yeah it’s tough to modify blogs to accommodate EVERY browser setting, EVERY monitor resolution, etc. I’m already having a hard time making sure things work in both IE *and* Firefox. According to my stats, it shows most of my audience uses screen resolutions bigger than 800×600, so I guess I would have to go with the more popular ones. Sorry 🙁

    No problem for me, as I use 1024×768 at work and home. I was just concerned about the small percentage of people who use the lower resolutions. I think it is always good to include them when you’re creating a web design. However, that’s personal preference. At least you’re dealing with the cross-browser issues. From personal experience, I understand how that can be a real headache.

    To be honest – who still uses 800×600?
    Here are the resolution stats for October 2007

    10% of users… that – to me – means 800×600 is pretty much dead.
    50% use 1024×768
    26% use 1280×1024
    3% use 1152×864
    8% are unknown

    I’m sorry, but… 800×600 is just on it’s way out of the door.

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