Internet Applications Design and Usability Designing for Usability What is usability?
What is usability?
Flexible Designs. Content flows across the display, taking up all existing space. If a page is resized it reflows to fill up the size of the display. (example: http://www.xs4all.nl/~sbpoley/webmatters/nonflex.html)
Fluid Designs. Stays the same for all users, regardless of monitor resolution or browser window size. More like print design principles (constant grid, relationship of page elements, comfortable line lengths). (example: www.ils.unc.edu)
Advantages of Flexible Designs
Disadvantages of Flexible Designs
Advantages of Fluid Designs
Disadvantages of Fluid Designs