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Washington Post "upgrades" layout to 1024x768
first major site with larger screen size requirement?
amznVibe

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 7896 posted 8:27 am on Feb 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

washingtonpost.com has recently updated their layout to 1024x768 minimum.
Seems like there is no lower resolution detection or alternate stylesheet.

So is 1024x768 the new standard? Are the days of 800x600 coming to an end?

I am not so sure they are a great role model (heavy use of tables, iframes and javascript on their pages) but hundreds of thousands of people must visit that website daily so it does make some kind of statement.

 

RammsteinNicCage

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 7896 posted 4:00 pm on Feb 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

I wonder if that is really such a great idea for them since there are so many people still using 800x600. Eh, maybe it'll make people realize that they can change the resolution on their comps. :p

Jennifer

netguy

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 7896 posted 4:37 pm on Feb 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

I think it is still too early to make such a move. I certainly wouldn't pay a nickel for ad placement on the extreme right, and wouldn't want to aggravate the 25%-30% of people still using 800x600.

Even for many of us who use the higher resolution, there are many that use the left-column on their browsers for favorites (including myself), so anything over 800px is not seen easily.

I'll keep using 740px on fixed-width designs, and leave the 1024 widths for the 'pioneers.'

Steve

<added>American Adage: Pioneers are often the ones with the arrows in their backs.</added>

crosenblum

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 7896 posted 1:18 pm on Feb 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

i think it can be done if done right...

keep essential content within 720-740 pixels, add extra content to the right of it

So if you have older monitor, you can see good content...
if you have newer, you can see even more...

no negatives, all positive...

and sometimes we have to be innovative, if done with calm balance...

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