I am working on setting up good size directory and am having same age old confusion, of what should be the maximum width for the web site. I do know that I want fixed with, however should it be 800x600 or 1024x768.
Benefits of Bigger Layout
1) More room to display content and hence better user interface.
2) More AdSpace & hence Ad Revenue.
1) Approximately 10% to 25% unhappy end users who are still using 800x600.
2) Very limited space for designing and organizing 200+ categories.
My Question is, if you were working on making a directory type site in specific category, would you design it for 800x600 or 1024x768, and most importantly, why?
My only & main reasons to design the site for 800x600 are as
Part of me is saying that I should design sites for bigger screen resolutions when above companies does that too. As I am pretty sure that they have good size budget in just figuring out what would be best site layout & design for their audience.
What is your take on this one?
Thanks for the help.