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Ultimate Fade-in slideshow (v2.1) with liquid layout. What size do I make the slideshow?

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We want to use the Ultimate Fade-in slideshow from Dynamic Drive on our site. Our site is shieldskins.com and we are using this liquid layout template http://www.prostorestemplates.com/servlet/the-39/Smooth-Blue/Detail
My question is since the template is a liquid layout what size should we make the slideshow. I don't think the slide show will also change size with the template. We wanted to make the slideshow rather large similar to the one on this site http://www.bodyguardz.com/
Thanks for any help you can give me.
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Hi crash6916,
The best size would be 640 pixels in width.

Your site has a flexible layout so you don't want it to be wider than most visitors screen resolution.
Nowadays statistics shows that the most common resolution is 1024x768 and testing that resolution your #content element seemed to have a width of approx 650px with a 10px padding.

I would create a div for example div.sliecontainer, place it in the #content div, then place the slideshow in another div inside that div.slidecontainer and give its css a margin:0 auto; so that it would always be centered whenever the window is resized or the user resolution is larger than 1024x768.

Also the fixed width of 640px would make it not cause a horizontal scroll for users with this resolution since a horizontal scroll can be very annoying
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