Widescreen Webpages

Discussion in 'iMac' started by rgomes, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. rgomes macrumors member

    Jan 20, 2010
    A question I have...

    I am using Firefox for my web browsing on my 27' iMAC. Why do some webpages (like this one) stretch/fit across the entire width of the monitor screen and some only use 1/3 of the page?

    I keep zooming in on the text but it still looks off?

    Is it how the web page maker designed the page?


  2. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

    Mar 4, 2007
    You can do both, just depends on how the designer/site owner wants it.
  3. rgomes thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 20, 2010
    Okay so it's nothing that I haven't set properly?

    I thought all webpages (or monitors for that matter) would automatically rescale/resize things.....
  4. outphase macrumors 65816

    Jun 13, 2009
    Parts Unknown
    Not necessarily. The webdesigner can set many display types by fixing a width by % of the browser or number of pixels, etc. That's one of the reasons why I don't use a full screen browser ever since I got my first 20" widescreen monitor. The space is usually wasted dead space.
  5. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040


    Jun 25, 2008
    Same. I don't know why web developers aren't using % wisely. It's rather annoying. Although personally I feel like using a browser in full screen on a large, wide screen computer is a waste :)

    I'm wondering if there may be some plugin for firefox that lets you make these changes to the web pages on the fly and automatically to get proper full screen... You could probably do some searching.

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