Pages too thin! Can I widen them?

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Is there any way I can widen the layout of my website?
I have a few pages on my yolasite which are quite lengthy and would really benefit from having the page layout widened.

I understand that this is more of a compatibility safety-net, but the site is for a game running 1280x720 which MIGHT have a lower resolution version for Android. The Android version will have to be a scale-down and will not likely become completed for sometime after.

Is it actually possible to make some pages wider and some smaller? I could create a page just for the Android version and widen the other pages!
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Larry Smith-Redman

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Hello Larry,

It could be possible to widen the pages - however, this would involve an enormous undertaking and one that I cannot guarantee successful results. It would also affect the layout of your banner, the background, etc..

Instead, what I suggest is creating subpages if you wish to cut down on the length of your pages. Would this be feasible solution? Should you wish to explore this, please check out our tutorial: Creating Subpages.

If this idea does not work for you, perhaps we can explore other alternatives.
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Thanks for your reply, Sanja!
I've had quite a bit of experience with HTML so if it involves diving that deep into it, I think I may go for that depending on what I can manage. I have a high area of concern for lower-bandwidth audiences as I myself have low-band internet, albeit the fastest type of dial-up (4Mb/s DL) what I have limited severely is my upload limit of 30KB/s.

Creating sub-pages wouldn't be truly ideal for my audience as more navigation means more http requests. Small as they may be, I want to have as much information on the few pages I have so that it caches right then and there with only one http request. I also like to keep in mind that quite a few ISPs offer pay-as-you-go internet services, as well as tiny package deals which would have limits on download and upload totals. I may be able to reduce clutter by making a sub-page for one of the pages which are affected, but it would be contradicting my aim.

sanida.yolasite.com
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*relation between lots of data on one page / http requests:

My DL rate is limited to 256KB/s compared to the upload at 30KB/s.
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I should also note that I have a free account which is why I haven't looked more into HTML so soon if there is another way to accomplish it.
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Hello Larry,

You would need to edit the CSS of your page to accomplish this. Unfortunately there is no other way to widen your style.

I will send this thread to our HTML team and they can assist you if you wish to proceed.
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This I may do. I downloaded my index page and edited the raw HTML in Dreamweaver and was able to achieve the layout I wanted in minutes. As far as I know, Dreamweaver also supports CSS so I'd be happy to have a crack at it myself if possible!
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Hello Larry,

You can try adding the CSS code to an HTML Widget and see if that yields the results desired. Just remember to wrap the CSS in style tags. e.g.
<style type="text/css">
your code goes in here
</style>
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http://sanida.yolasite.com/

Thanks for that, Jeremy and Sanja!
I've got my index page more or less how I'm wanting it, I just need to re-shoop my banner and I'm good to go!
The other pages should be nice and easy now.
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Glad to hear it, Larry. I will make sure Sanja and Jeremy know that their suggestions have helped :) Good luck with your sites!