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content resizes to fit page

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  • Started 10 years ago by mieche
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  1. mieche

    I've seen this done in a few different places where the background image resizes to fit the window...I'm wondering if there is a way for this to work for the entire page of a portfolio site so the header, main and footer divs always fit the page...hope that makes sense.

    Obviously there would need to be a minimum height, but what I need is for the height to fit the users window size so there is no scrolling...

    Let me be clear the site I'm creating won't have a background image, but that is the only way I have seen it done so far.

    I have tried playing with %'s for each div's height, but am not having any luck so I open to any suggestions

    Posted 10 years ago #
  2. kwight

    If it's the effect I think you're speaking of, there's a PHP script called TimThumb that has been used a lot in WordPress appparently...

    Posted 10 years ago #
  3. mieche

    No I'm not looking to resize thumbnails. I'm looking to resize a whole page (header, main, and footer div's)

    Posted 10 years ago #
  4. don't understand either. this is what I think of:

    why don't you show a link to what you mean?

    Posted 10 years ago #
  5. Gosh this might seem too obvious but you don't suppose the op is referring to an "elastic" layout as opposed to fixed static?

    Posted 10 years ago #
  6. kwight

    Ah, I get it now, a variable width layout...

    Assuming you're working with a child theme, just change the #main width to auto:

    #main {
        width: auto;

    Both #header and #footer are already variable width.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  7. mieche

    yes helgatheviking that is the technique I am talking about but NOT for a background image for an entire page so that there is no scrolling.

    yes krowchuk a type of elastic layout that is elastic in the height and width.

    it doesn't matter as the client has agreed to a redesign that will not scroll...about 600px high.

    Posted 10 years ago #

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