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Document Type: Guideline
Scrolling and Paging
Use an appropriate page layout to eliminate the need for users to scroll horizontally.
Horizontal scrolling is a slow and tedious way to view an entire screen. Common page layouts including fluid and left-justified may require some users to scroll horizontally if their monitor resolution or size is smaller than that used by designers.
These Web pages require users to scroll horizontally.
640 x 480. Note the scroll bar
800 x 600. Note the scroll bar
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