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Using a Fixed Layout

One of the major problems facing web designers is the diversity of hardware and software users may employ to view their web pages. A variety of different browsers and versions exist, whilst today screen sizes and resolutions also vary wildly, from mobile phones or PDAs to widescreen multimedia PCs.

Using a fixed layout as in this page can help circumvent these issues. The widths of elements on the page are explicitly defined and the page can either be centred on the screen (as this page is) or right-aligned.