[Web4lib] 800x600 Browser Resolution

Aaron Scott Hildebrandt aaron.hildebrandt at gmail.com
Mon Jul 24 12:54:28 EDT 2006

Here's an answer from a web programmer/designer who happens to work in
a library:

Designing for a 1024x768 screen is not a good idea. First, there are
still many people who run at 800x600. But more importantly, just
because a person is running at 1024x768 (or higher) doesn't mean they
have their web browser maximized.

The "safe" size for a website is widely considered to be 760px wide.
This is small enough to fit on a 800x600 screen, and large enough that
it looks fine at 1024x768 (and allows some extra room in case their
browser isn't maximized).

The other option is to develop what's known as a "liquid layout",
which changes size depending on how big the browser window is.

If you have any questions, let me know.


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