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120x600 vs 160x600 Do you still use them

     
2:20 am on Apr 1, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Are 120x600 or 160x600 still popular? how can they be used for a mobile experience?

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3:24 am on Apr 1, 2017 (gmt 0)

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For desktop I use all the ad sizes, depending on each page layout. Mixing them like that gives diversity and helps to stop ad blindness (more clicks.)

For mobile, I just use the responsive ads... much simpler.
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What do you think is the best solution for mobile besides responsiveness?

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Besides responsive? No idea.

Since mobile phones have so many screen & resolution sizes, I always thought responsive was the best since it changes to accomodate the various sizes.
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I still use one 160 X 600 on my main page. I just renewed/updated it for https.

As for mobile? I don't know, I've never been fussed about mobile for an educational site on the basis of "how can you read lengthy lectures with diagrams, schematics and so forth on a relatively tiny device?".

I have to ask: "Are you cheating in your examinations?"

A great many years ago in these forums when mobile was first discussed I had said much the same thing. Our fellow contributor "Farmboy" cheerfully recommended I should send anyone on mobile to special pages containing the wrong answers. That reminded me of my college lecture days with setting out A and B test papers for multiple choice/true or false questions - when I had previously detected copying by adjacent students.
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how can you read lengthy lectures with diagrams, schematics and so forth on a relatively tiny device?
Responsive layout does it nicely. You can do a lot of cool things with CSS DIVS.

My responsive site (in profile) is edu themed with lectures & diagrams. A huge percentage of my traffic is from various schools who cite my site in their curriculum.

Responsive ads work well.
2:42 pm on Apr 2, 2017 (gmt 0)

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"how can you read lengthy lectures with diagrams, schematics and so forth on a relatively tiny device?"

1- Devices aren't so tiny anymore an IPhone 6 plus is 414X716
2- Your statement may be true if the site isn't responsive. But if a site is thoughtfully laid out it can be readable and actually more convenient. People can take it with them and read it during their commute like they would a text book. It would be a real pain having to open a laptop while sitting on crowded bus or train.
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I still use 160x600s because it fills a nice little space in some of my desktop pages. I use media queries to make it vanish on mobile devices.
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My idea is to somehow use it on the mobile phone to keep the ad more in front of the ideas of the reader.

thought?
 

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