If this has been asked and solved before then accept my apologies as I'm very new to this. I'm building a site using DW and don't use code at all. Everything looked fine on my machine but on other machines the screen seemed to resize and scroll-bars appeared - any idea why?

I put in a series of dropdown menus using Spry features - all worked fine. Then seemingly for no reason (I know there must be) the drop down menus seemed to convert themselves into a what could best be described as a bulleted list. I switched over to the code and have cut and pasted what was highlighted when I did that. Any help would be really appreciated.


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For the resizing, did you put in pixel sizes or percentages for the elements?

I dont do much in the way of drop downs or anything, but the code you have is for an unordered list with the list points. I have no idea why it would have done that.


The problem is that not all monitors have the same screen resolution. If you design a page to fit a certain screen resolution with absolute sizes, the following happen to the page:

- On monitors with lower resolutions, scrollbars will appear.

- On monitors with higher resolutions, the page will be in the upper left corner.

To make the pages more flexible for resolution changes, do the following:

- Use relative sizes and positioning. Usually this is a percentage of the width of the page.

- Don't use a page creator such as DW.

- It is impossible to exactly fit a page vertically for all monitors. Don't waste time trying. If you don't want scrollbars, don't put stuff near the bottom.

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