respect Eric, forced browser scaling is considered highly rude by end users and
poor form by professional designers. It is frequently associated with
deleterious sites that force unwanted content (i.e. viruses, spybots,
ad tracking software, etc.) onto the end users machine and sites running this
for a Fortune 50 company that did just this type of
last time I checked the stats (a few months ago) the average display size was
17" and set to 800x600 resolution and far from "universal broadband." My best
friend lives in Campbell, CA (silicon valley) and only recently was able to get
a cable modem, still no dsl.
find disappointing on Francie's site is the forced scaling was not used for
richer content (as you will see on gaming sites), but for the gratuitous graphic
on the entrance page :-) The rest of her site is designed for the average
Ideally, I want a website to scale to MY default
browser settings and let me decide if I want to maximize my window,
download music, accept cookies, receive viruses, scan my machine for personal
Scaling the browser window
is neither pushy or rude. When I go to view a photo site, my
browser is as large as possible to hopefully
large images that I can see. Usually that hope is dashed even though
we're in an era of near universal broadband and 19+" monitors being pretty
much the norm. So if my window is set too small and a site scales my
window to accommodate it's larger images and for proper viewing,
that's fine by me.
In Firefox the window scales and in Safari it doesn't.
Thanks for sharing.
On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 7:41 AM, Francie van der Wielen
thanks for reacting, I think it's very usefull.
I understand that some people have problems whith scale and screen. I will
talk it over with my