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    How do I expand the width of my design

    Ticket by nhplacenta | February 18, 2013 | Question
    • I would like to expand the width of my pages, so they cover the entire site and not just the center of it. Please help

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    • Reply from Ben | February 18, 2013
      One of the cool new features in the Wix HTML editor is that the height of the pages in your website is not a predetermined size.
      Your pages will adjust their height dynamically according to the content that you add to them. If you add more text or components, your pages will become longer in order to accommodate anything that you add. Simply drag the bottom-most component in your page downwards in order to extend the height for that page.  To shorten your page, click the element on your page that is too long and at the bottom of the selected element you will see an icon with an arrow on it called the Stretch Handle. This allows you to shorten or lengthen your page manually. Simply click and drag it up or down to change the length of your element and the page.
      Currently, the width of your site is  fixed at 980px. This size was chosen in order to accommodate the largest number of internet users that will be visiting your site. This is common for the new generation of sites, as it ensures compatibility with the many different smart devices being used today (i.e. iPad users) where you only scroll up or down.
      Check out our video on how to use the Wix Gridlines to optimize your site's layout:

      Ben - Wix Support