Resolution sizes and the synthasites

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I have my site up for the people to see. I received a complaint that it was too big and they had to scroll sideways to view some of it. I noticed it is based on display resolution. My screen is set to 1280 by 1024 and everything fits fine. but people who use 800x600 or 1024x768 have to side scroll to see the rest of it. Is there a way for it to adjust to fit peoples resolution or a way I can change to site to fit a smaller resolution count?

Any help would be great. Thanks in advance for your speedy reply.
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Hi Moonbear

Can you post a link to your site or tell me what style you are using? The different styles have different widths, so it depends which one you selected.

I would like to take a look at your site.

Greetings
Monique
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Sure no problem.
http://wediealot.synthasite.com/index...
Sorry for being slow. I was checking out others sites from on here.
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I also have this problem.
I'm using the Decayed: Black and Gunmetal style.
Here's a Link to my site: http://www.skinnyeddy.co.nr
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Hey I like the CBOX so um I added one to my site. :) hope you don't mind.
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Moonbear

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We have the same design heh
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Hey Moonbear - glad you were having a look at other sites! The Decayed style does work best on wider screens, I am afraid. It is one of our most popular styles, but also one of the widest :-( The Missunderstood style is similar. We have requests for wider styles, so we have tried to make choices available. On the other end of the spectrum there are styles like "the Spring," and "Verticals" which are extremely narrow and work well on low resolution screens.

You will have to weigh up the evils of horizontal scrolling against your affection for the style you have selected. I suggest experimenting with other styles to see if you can strike a balance.
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Will do. Just wanted to see if there was an option about that. Thanks tho.
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Cool. Come post a link if you change styles so we can see the difference. We are thinking about adding a short write up on each of our styles so that you can know their strengths and weaknesses to help you make the right selection for your design.
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I went to Differential for a cleaner look for anyone who views it. Everyone who saw the skulls one really liked it but I need one they can all use without the Side Scroll.
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Great, glad you found a style that worked for you.
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Ruth

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Glad you found one you could work with Moonbear!
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I use google analytics on both my sites and as both themes I have chosen are for wider screens I was interested in the stats. People viewing with 1280 x 1024 and 1024 x 768 and those using laptops far out way those using the lower resolutions and for me this justifies using the larger resolution, I would rather satisfy the majority than the minority. Unfortunately it is a shlep scrolling as you don't get the full picture but I would rather that than have a site displayed as only a part of screen because personally nothing puts me off more than a page displayed only on 3/4 of my screen.
But then this only my opinion.
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Great tip and another good reason to use Google Analytics. Find out more here: http://getsatisfaction.com/SynthaSite...