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Hello,

I am starting a new Asp.Net 2.0 web site.I am looking for a fixed width
web site.

I notice that CNN is using a 875px fixed width web site and Yahoo a
950px width web site. And many other web sites are using widths higher
then 800px.

My question is:

What do you think of moving to widths higher then the 750px...780px
usually used taking the 800px screens in consideration.

Thanks,

Miguel

Oct 4 '06 #1
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On 2006-10-04, shapper wrote:
Hello,

I am starting a new Asp.Net 2.0 web site.I am looking for a fixed width
web site.
Why?
I notice that CNN is using a 875px fixed width web site and Yahoo a
950px width web site. And many other web sites are using widths higher
then 800px.

My question is:

What do you think of moving to widths higher then the 750px...780px
usually used taking the 800px screens in consideration.
When you use a fixed px width, you make the page work *only* at
that width. Leave it out and it works in any browser width.

Why anyone would design for 800px screens is beyond me. Several
years ago they may have been the most common, but even then, not by
a large amount. Since then more and more people have moved to
higher resolutions. 1024x768 is probably most common today, but
many use other resolutions both higher and lower (I use 1280x960).

However, the screen resolution tells you nothing about the width of
a user's browser window or the font size, both of which are far
more important to the design of a web page than the screen
resolution.

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Oct 4 '06 #2

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shapper wrote:
What do you think of moving to widths higher then the 750px...780px
usually used taking the 800px screens in consideration.
I think you don't need to write fixed width sites at all.

Popular question in this newsgroup. Try searching for "fluid design".

Oct 4 '06 #3

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