logo-dw

Go Back   Dreamweaver Club Forums > Graphic Design > Web Design
Register FAQ Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-06-2011, 02:06 PM   #11
HostingBee
HostingBee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: New York, United States
Posts: 5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JBD View Post
I'm just wondering if anyone had any statistics or experience with optimum website width. I know years ago 800px was the safe standard and then around 960px more recently. With larger screens becoming ever popular (obviously mobile devices excluded) would a website of 1020px in width be user friendly for the majority or is this still too wide?
the standard width for a website


Because of improvements in technology and human behaviors web standards change. While, even few years ago the standard width of a website was 800px, nowadays it seems to be not enough pixels in a horizontal direction to show nicely content on the web.

The standard width is driven by a size of screens used by Internet users, and a resolution of those screens.

Let's see data about some popular websites, and a width of the biggest wrapper of the page:
  • NYT.com - 972px
  • Cnn.com - 1002px
  • Facebook - 980px
Another source of the decision about a width of your website should be data collected by Google Analytics which you have probably connected to your site. It shows statistic about a resolution among your users.

According to data from W3School Display Statistics, if you use resolution around 1000px, you will cover more than 96% of Internet users.
HostingBee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 02:47 PM   #12
JBD
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Bristol, UK
Posts: 178
Default

I still imagine it's a better idea to choose 960px as this will ensure that the 14% of users who still have a 1024px wide screen also see a well displayed website rather than the design either right to the edge of the screen or worse a horizontal scroll bar.
JBD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 04:46 PM   #13
domedia
Administrator
domedia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 9,730
Default

Remember that w3school (which is not very popular in the web dev community due to the quality of their articles and their non-friendly relations to W3C) only list the stats for their own site.

Look at your own server logs. There's no point in designing a site for another sites users.

Hostingbee, what is the point of just copying this page:
http://www.royaldeerdesign.com/blog,...e_now,312.html ?

.
domedia is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2006 DreamweaverClub.com