View Full Version : resizing flash website for viewers window
12-17-2003, 11:50 AM
how do I make my flash web site automatically resize for the viewers window. Is there a standard size that I should be using??
12-17-2003, 12:42 PM
In Publish Settings if you choose 100% x 100% that should create an HTML holder that will allow the movie to resize whilst maintaining the aspect ratio.
Always use an HTML container - don't link to the SWF directly as you may find you have problems.
Be careful about allowing resizing. I use a 1600x1200 display and a movie rarely runs as smoothly at that size as it will at 800x600 - the PC simply cannot cope unless you have a high-end graphics card fitted when there's a lot of animation full-screen.
The split is about 50:50 between most users having 800x600 and 1024x768 set on their PCs.
Therefore - and this is a personal opinion where others feel differently - design for 800x600 unless you have a specific reason not to (i.e. if you are doing a techie dweeb site then most users will have holographic, 100" displays. In their dreams, anyway :))
If you go for 800x600 allow for the viewable browser area and make your movie about 760x400 (that's what I use). Then it will fit without scrolling.
I have found that 778 x 434 gives the best compromise.
But as my wife keeps telling me "I am never right" !