I have my browser sized to adequately display the majority of sites I visit regularly, yet not take over the whole desktop. When I feel the need to see more I can maximize the window with a simple mouse-click on the maximize button. Again I can return to my default size with just one mouse-click. Auto-resizing scripts like the one here don't mimic the maximize button, they change the default size so now when I leave the site and wish to return to my preferred size I must grab the corner and resize by dragging, then I must again move the window to an appropriate part of the screen. Then if I accidentally hit the 'Back' button I have to go through the whole process again. This is like a radio station having control over my radio's volume knob. I am an adult, I can make up my own mind how loud I need it. If I like the tune I can and will turn it up. Assuming you can make such decisions for me is pushy and rude.
eric nelson wrote:
Scaling the browser window is neither pushy or rude. When I go to view a photo site, my browser is as large as possible to hopefully accommodate nice large images that I can see. Usually that hope is dashed even though we're in an era of near universal broadband and 19+" monitors being pretty much the norm. So if my window is set too small and a site scales my window to accommodate it's larger images and for proper viewing, that's fine by me.The images on this site are not all that big though. I can see them perfectly well with my default browser size.
That is because the script is poorly written and uses Firefox-specific coding which doesn't work in other browsers.In Firefox the window scales and in Safari it doesn't.
Thanks for sharing.