I think it would be great to be able to set page width by a percentage(%) instead of only pixels.

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I have changed the width of my pages, but they look silly at 1200 because my screen is so much bigger. I would like to fill the screen, but realize that it will be irritating to others who have a smaller screen. Has the option of % been added?? Would be really nice!
If not, how do I get the image to be centered after I enlarge it? Right now it is lopsided with my content more to the right side.
Thank you!

Note: This topic was created from a reply on the How can I edit the page width and length of my website? topic.
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I have changed this to an idea for the developers to look at. You do want to be very careful with page width. Somewhere between 20% and 30% of Internet visitors still use 1024 pixels, so they will be scrolling left and right a little on your site.

At this time we only set it by pixels.

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Thanks for your response! How do I get my page centered now that I have made it a little wider? The content is lopsided to the right.

Thanks!
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You have the content set to center align in the Advanced page settings. When I preview they look centered to me. What page or pages are you seeing this on?

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The resources page is the only one with the change published so far. I did not re-publish the other pages I changed it on because the preview is lopsided.

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Are you able to take a screen shot of how you see it? That page still looks centered to me. I will say that with your additional column of links on the right, it pulls the eye in that direction, but to me it is centered. What browser are you using?

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Ok, so today it looks centered. and the other pages that I had changed, but not published look centered as well on the preview....
Thank you!
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Great! let us know if you run into more problems.
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This post is getting old and there is no implementation of 100% page width yet? Sites set to a specific width are looking outdated. I would be okay even if we have to completely recreate our sites with scalable elements.
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It's highly requested and still not done?
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please tell me this percentage idea is now available as opposed to pixels to widen screen to fit the full page?!
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Richard9412, Unfortunately at this time it is not available.
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When I asked this question about 6 months ago - I heard that this is called "Responsive Design" and it should be available soon.  Any headway into this yet?
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While there is not a set way to set by %, Website Builder works a bit differently than Sitebuilder Plus. If you have not tried it out yet, I certainly would recommend you create a new site and play with the new builder.

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