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mynci
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hi, i wonder if anyone can offer me any advice. i have done a search and quite a lot of reading but i cant find a solution, either meaning that what i want to achieve is impossible or that i am thinking about it completely wrong.

if you check out
http://www.c4mcr.shef.ac.uk/~skemp/graph.php
(the css is here: http://www.c4mcr.shef.ac.uk/~skemp/stylesheet.css)

you will see a very crude site with a very wide image in the variable width center column. this obviously overflows the container.

my question is, would it be possible to resize the center column in the case that an image within it is larger, pushing the fixed width right hand column over and making the whole page scrollable (if the resolution required it).
or is it not possible to do? or have i set up the site in a stupid way that causes me this problem?

i hope that makes some sense. if it doesn't i apologize and will make another attempt.

many thanks
mynci

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fixed size with scrolling vs variable width columns

What about making a scroller for the graph?

You can make a horizontally scrolling div. Check out the photoviewer prototype I made a while back: http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/d.elliott/yum/viewerloader.html [this pops up a chromeless viewer - note: only a few of the photos have the corresponding images loaded. I have very limited webspace at present so I didn't load up all the full size pics. (Science fiction fans may recognize the cover art from David Weber's popular Honor Harrington series)]

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mynci
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fixed size with scrolling vs variable width columns

thanks DCElliott, that certainly is a solution, i had never even considered it. i may well look into setting that up.

are there any other recomendations out there? or are scrolling the graphs my best bet?

cheers
mynci