This has been kinda asked before but my need is slightly different and would like to ask for opinion.
In short, my site has a couple of pages that need to have full page layout, namely, a map and a data table.
However, a few other pages have to do with options and configurations, where full page layout just doesn’t make sense (no point in making a text box 800+px wide).
All pages have the same navigation bar and header to allow navigation between pages.
The question here is:
- should I make the other pages fixed-width and centered (or left aligned) under a full width navigation bar?
- should I make the navigation bar change to fixed width when in these pages?
- should I make content in other pages to somehow fit full page layout?
I personally dislike and regard as wrong option (2) but can't decide between (1) which will look better but have some usability issues, or (3) which will look force with less usability issues.