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bellsouth home page

by flomtoney / November 5, 2004 6:05 AM PST

I'm a newbie,& know little or nothing about my Dell dimension 2400,windows xp.However i've noticed that since my switch to bell south my home page doesnt display all the way to the scrollbar(side)in screen resolution setting 1024x768,in 800x600 it does but I dont like this setting because it causes problems with the games my grandchildren play. The setting 800x600 doesn't display the game properly & eveyrthing appears too big for the 17 inch screen.Is it me being the newbie(dummy)or is there something wrong with my home page?Thanking you in advance for any help.This site is great!!

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Re: bellsouth home page
by Kees Bakker / November 5, 2004 7:29 AM PST
In reply to: bellsouth home page

Flomtony,

Tell us what your home page is. Mine is c:\my documents\myhome.htm, but it has also been about:blank (a nice blank home page, loading very fast).
Maybe my provider tiscali would like me to use www.tiscali.nl as my home page (hits on their advertisements bring them money), but I don't.

It's possible that the site is 'hard coded' to be 800x600. That way, everybody can see the whole page without using the scroll bars. It's just what the webmaster likes.

Post the url and somebody here will have a look at the html-source (View>Source) and see what's going on.

Kees

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Re: bellsouth home page
by flomtoney / November 5, 2004 11:43 PM PST
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Indeed.
by Kees Bakker / November 6, 2004 3:13 AM PST

This is the beginning of the html-code:
< table width=780 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 class=bkgHeader border=0 >

Width=780 means the page is 780 pixels wide and not one pixel more. So on a higher resolution than 800x600 it will leave the right part of the display empty. That actually is the way it's designed by bellsouth.

The only things to do are accept it or complain about it. With so many people nowadays having a LCD-screen with more or even much more that 800 x 600 it seems a little bit out-of-date, but they will have reasons to do so.

Kees

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Re: Indeed.
by flomtoney / November 6, 2004 5:17 AM PST
In reply to: Indeed.

Thank you so very much Kees,glad it wasn't me !! I'm so thankful a friend told me about this web site.Please keep up the good work & God bless you all.

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You're welcome.
by Kees Bakker / November 6, 2004 5:17 PM PST
In reply to: Re: Indeed.

One sees many problems with Internet on this forums, with many causes, but a lot of them are somehow related to spyware. So it's very good that you ask, and very nice indeed that it isn't your problem.

Kees

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