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Content Width and Display Issues

Wednesday, Sep. 26, 2007
In the new site design, the page layout uses a fixed width.  The previous design had a fluid layout for the center column, and so content of any width could be included without causing display problems (aside from visibility in smaller monitor resolutions).  In the new design, content that exceeds the fixed with in the left, center, or right columns can cause display problems.  This is most pronounced in Internet Explorer 6, where right column content can be displayed below the center column, if the fixed width has been exceeded.  The widths for each column are:

left column: 170px
center column: 420px
right column: 160px

If the right column is not displayed, the content area of the page can use up to 599px of horizontal space.

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