Content wider than page allows…?

  • raindance

    #1661

    Hi

    I have an iframe that I have to use here

    http://juicytravels.com/discount-first-business-class/

    But it wants to be 1000px wide to not have horiz scrollbars. It’s set to 940px wide right now but…then the user has to scroll horiz which I think is bad.

    Is there anyway to allow it to be 1000 wide without messing up the page?

    Mod

    Kenneth John Odle

    #16695

    But it wants to be 1000px wide to not have horiz scrollbars. It’s set to 940px wide right now but…then the user has to scroll horiz which I think is bad.

    Yeah, it is bad, because a user shouldn’t have to do a horizontal scroll. But even worse, even 940px is too wide. There’s just a bunch of white space to the right of the form.

    Do you have any control over the iframe? If so, then you need to change

    scrolling="auto"

    to

    scrolling="no"

    or you could change

    width="940"

    to

    width="600"

    since the relevant portion of the iframe is only 570 pixels wide.

    If you don’t have control over these aspects of the iframe, there’s not a lot you can do. But I suspect if you go back to wherever you got the iframe, you should be able to make these changes.

    Ken

    raindance

    #16696

    Sadly it’s not something I have control over.

    Please oh please help me figure out the slider issues from my other post 🙂

    raindance

    #16697

    What I mean by I have no control is that I can’t recreate the layout of it.

    Here is what I have access to:

    <p align=”center”><iframe name=”Flight Search” src=”http://www.farebuzz.com/Affiliates/Default.aspx?tabid=2087&caID=52181&FpAffiliate=JuicyTravelsB2C&FpSub=&” frameborder=”0″ marginwidth=”0″ marginheight=”0″ scrolling=”yes” width=”940″ height=”575″></iframe></p>

    But the problem is not in when you land on the page. It’s after you do a search, then the frame wants to be wider than the allowed space in the body of the page, so it pushes it out ugly if I don’t use the scroll bars. So what I’m really asking is, is there a way to make just that page have a wider body area? I get it that it creates visual layout problems for the upper area. What if I make just that flight search be a pop out window, without all the navigation and design stuff…I forget what that’s called…where just the content of the frame pops out on it’s like a new window with just the contents of the frame?

    Mod

    Kenneth John Odle

    #16698

    I think you mean “pop-up” window.

    You could accomplish it by providing a link to the iframe, like this:

    <a href="http://www.farebuzz.com/Affiliates/Default.aspx?tabid=2087&caID=52181&FpAffiliate=JuicyTravelsB2C&FpSub=&" target="blank">Book a flight</a>

    You would have to do this in the HTML editor. The target="_blank" is what makes it open in a new window. Not a very elegant solution, I’m afraid, but a solution.

    Ken

    raindance

    #16699

    Ok thanks. I thought I remembered something that was slightly more elegant like…a borderless window or something like that. I’ll dig around.

    Thanks again 🙂

    raindance

    #16700

    I just looked at that term in google and it looks like it was old technology that didn’t last. I don’t like the open in a new window as it turns out, you’re right, it’s not every elegant, but I see what I mean, is a solution.

    Is there no way just for that page to let it be wider than the header of the site or increase the overall width of the main container to allow it?

    I just can’t stand that sideways scroll problem.

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