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Offline rickjohns
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Posted on: March 27, 2018, 12:55:57 PM

Hi, when I set Ambient to a fixed width (instead of fluid) it becomes left aligned on my screen. Is there a way of centering it? If you change the fixed width it always keeps the left side of the website on the left side of my monitor. Thanks, Rick
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Offline mikek
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Posted on: March 28, 2018, 07:00:42 AM

Hello,

Please post a url to where this occurs.

I definitely would not recommend using a fixed width unless you have a specific reason to do so, or it will not work well on multiple devices with responsive layout.
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Offline rickjohns
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Posted on: March 28, 2018, 07:46:03 AM

Hi Mikek,

Here's the URL :  http://www.toad.org.uk/

I have just changed the layout from fluid to fixed width 1200.

The reason is that sometimes you just want a boxed layout (in this case to have a background image and to provide a more focused area for the content).

I presumed that if we have the option of fixing the width then it would work OK in that mode.

Look forward to hearing from you.
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Offline mikek
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Posted on: March 29, 2018, 09:16:45 AM

Hello,

It has to align that way. The menu is designed to always be on the left side of the page, ie: it's not going to center when you set the page to fixed. You could add something like this to custom.css to move the main body over, but in my opinion it's going to look very odd:

#s5_content_body_wrap {
margin-left:8%;
}

I would highly suggest not using a static width. Try viewing your site on a table or phone and the entire content will become "squished", that's the point of having a responsive/fluid design so that it adapts to every screen size. Your site currently only works well on desktop view.
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Offline rickjohns
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Posted on: March 29, 2018, 09:52:51 AM

Mike

OK, understood thank you.

Rick
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