By the term "Fixed Design" we mean a page that does not change any alignments or spacings no matter which window size it's viewed with.
A page designed with a "Fixed 800x600 design" is a fixed design page that does not have a horizontal scrollbar when viewed in a maximized window on a 800x600 pixel screen.
The advantages of this design are:
- it allows complete pixel control of the page design.
- the design is optimized for the majority of surfers on the web.
The disadvantage is:
- it requires that a minority of visitors (using 640x480 pixel screen resolution) to use a horizontal scrollbar to switch between the left and right side of the page.
Continue on to learn about vertical and horizontal division and more...