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I like fluid design. But with an attitude.
As Susan and Shep pointed, reading too wide lines is annoying.

CSS2 comes to the rescue, with the max-width and min-width specs.
http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/visudet.html#min-max-widths

Then a CSS-formated page can be way better than a table-formatted
page. Inlined or floated block elements, for example, can move
automatically under or over other elements normally displayed side by
side as windows get narrower, like in portable screens.
If the window gets too wide, then the max-width enters and lines don't
get too long.

Of course, max/min-width do not work in one popular browser. There is
a javaScript hack published somewhere for the max- part, the other one
is easier to handle.

As screens resolutions grow, people will stop running the browser in a
maximized window and the "Windows" operating system will finally
deliver it's final "s" of the plural form of the word.
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Juan Lanus
TECNOSOL
Argentina

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