[wp-hackers] Re: The fixed with of the admin area

Stephen Rider wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Thu Mar 6 00:31:04 GMT 2008

So basically you're suggesting that we make it fixed narrow for  
smaller windows and fixed-wide for larger windows???

How does this complicated system have any advantage over simply making  
fluid -width?


Stephen Rider

On Mar 5, 2008, at 12:49 PM, Alex Hempton-Smith wrote:

>> The alternate stylesheet is the most elegant solution, as it is
>> invisible to people who don't need it.  (Which is most.)
> I completely agree. However, instead of an alternate stylesheet,  
> what I
> would do is the following:
> 1. Check to see if the user has a large screen size using the jQuery
> Dimensions plugin...
> 2. If the dimensions count as wide, small, medium, or whatever we  
> choose
> according to the jQuery Dimensions results, we give the <body> tag a
> specific classname, eg. <body class="widescreen">
> 3. The main wp-admin.css stylesheet will have different styles  
> according to
> that body.widescreen class....
> ...The overall effect of this is a better experience for varying  
> sizes of
> screen....

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