If I find that the design of my web page is too big.. is there a way to zoom it out by default.. making the actual size to be the zoomed out version..

Or is there a better way than this?

Thanks, Robert

3 answers


A good way to do it would be to set all widths to an em or percentage of the main container, then you can re-size by changing one value.

Answered about 9 years ago by durilai
  • mine is not using em/% yet.. seems to have lots of work ya... i'll try it out and hopefully it works... thanks a lot! Robert A Henru about 9 years ago

If i may.. You should try to design in such a way the website can be viewed by most people. What resolution are you using? What resolution is YOUR screen?

I think the minimum you should go for is a 1024*768 resolution, this should result in a webpage which has a 900px width (with ofcourse a tileable background for people with large rmonitors) The height of the page doesnt really matter, tough you should look into the page fold. This is the height which most people will see without scrolling. Its important that recognizable or important elements in your site (logo, slogan, navigation stuff like that) is above the pagefold so it will always be visible to everyone on the first glance. However, it has been proven that less content above the pagefold makes users want to scroll, so they'll see more.

i would recommend resizing your design so it'd fit on most resolutions. vertically you dont have to worry, as long as the 'flagships' for your site are above the page fold.

Hope this was helpful. And good luck!


Answered about 9 years ago by Menno Geelen
  • yea.. the design was to fit 1024 width but it feels too big.. some of the background is cut.. it feels better when zoomed out one step, but unfortunately the psd is converted to css already.. so wondering how can i just change the existing css i have... make the zoomed out as the default size.. thanks Menno! Robert Robert A Henru about 9 years ago
  • i dont know if you can zoom out, i know for sure that css cant do that, if something is capable of modifiying the client it should be javascript, but i doubt it. So ive just read a topic on mozillazine forum, and according to them it IS possible in IE. Not in any other browser (because it is a user prefered setting). IMO you shouldnt fuck with peoples preferences ;) http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=688405&sid=50f2f3fcd7c16f58b3035f852fb0d685&start=15 Menno Geelen about 9 years ago

Seems that the best way is to change all the px in my css to lower value, in my case it's 90%. Then I change the images used in background and theme to 90% as well... Lots of work.. but can't find other way round.

Thanks guys!

Answered about 9 years ago by Robert A Henru