Re: Width of web pagesFrom Darryl on 26 April '99
replying to Width of web pages posted by Chris
That is one reason why you need to use your log files. One thing they will tell you is what resolution your visitors are using. Real Networks probably still has a majority of visitors using 640x480. Their market is the world and not everyone has big monitors. In my chase only 20% of my visitors use 640x480.
Know your visitors and design for all or the majority.
>I wonder if you can explain the best width of a page.
>On my site, I use 700 as the width. Since it is my belief that most monitors are set up for 800x600. However.. I do notice an aweful lot of sites (including real pro ones) are set at 600. This unfortunately seems to leave a lot of blank space.. and if the page isn't centered, looks offset too much to the left.
>I know there is no standard..(yet?) but what is ideal...?
>Any idea how many monitors are set at any given width display??