MsHuggys - 2:58 pm on May 17, 2010 (gmt 0)
I don't see any skyscraper fully loading, even on Google Chrome, which gives one of the highest screens below the tool bars for a browsers, unless the skyscraper is pushed to the top of the page. On a Google Chrome browser, the available area seen in the browser, above the fold is exactly 600 pixels on the standard 1024x768 high screen resolution.
I wanted to consider what type of site design would allow for a 600 high banner, when pushed way to be fully seen. So, I went to Google's own site. Not even on the search results page on Google's site are there a full 600 pixel high ad section upon load. Their search results are displaying 529 pixels high, using their Chrome browser. It would be less in IE with all the tool bars, especially if you add on the Google tool bar to IE.