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11:15 pm on Feb 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hey,

I'm redesigining a site, and I'm thinking of going a bit bigger.

Right now, my tables are at 735 pixels. What is the accepted/recommended maxium size for tables?

Thanks.

NJ

11:35 pm on Feb 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I don't make them a set size. I make them expand to fit the visitor's screen. That way all the bases are covered.
12:06 am on Feb 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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For fixed width pages, I find that 760 px is pretty safe. Someone with an 800x600 screen AND a side panel open does get a horizontal scroll bar -- but they can close the panel!

742 px is even safer because of some older Mac browsers, but they've fallen way below 1% of users so I decided to use the extra pixels -- usually for wider padding and margins. I love white space.

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I personally use 768px. It is the maximum screen width a page can be in 800x600 with the scrollbar on screen. I used to have dynamic screen width, but it did not really work for my purpose.

I'd say you should go with dynamic screen width if possible. It has the best browsibility and alot easier for your visitors' eyes if they have a big screen.

8:42 am on Feb 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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A couple references from this site are helpful here, one of Last month's discussion on this topic [webmasterworld.com],
Excellent 2003 discussion [webmasterworld.com].

...Someone with an 800x600 screen AND a side panel open does get a horizontal scroll bar -- but they can close the panel!

tedster . . . are you suggesting the user alter their browsing habits to conform to your site? For SHAME! :-)

I love white space.

"Then get your coat and go sell some ads to fill up that space, mister!" (Quote from a previous employer when I said that. Needless to say, I never said it again, I am an awful salesman. :-) )

9:11 am on Feb 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Actually, I am suggesting that anyone with 800x600 and a panel runs into side scrolling a lot of the time, so they're usd to it. No, it's not the best, it's a trade-off. But I ain't taking fixed width pages down to 700px or smaller and make things strange for the majority.

Shoot, that's why panels toggle so easily.

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