This thought just poppped into my head — I remember when websites were designed to fit a resolution of 800×600. Apparently sometime ago, this “rule” was overrode and I didn’t get the memo.
New websites seem to be designed for larger screens. I’m seeing websites with a default width of 900 pixels or more. For someone using a monitor with a resolution of 800×600, it means a lot more horizontal scrolling. But I guess people like that don’t really exist anymore do they?
When I was looking around for a new LCD monitor, I realised that 17″ were almost non-existent. The stores started from 19″, and those weren’t very popular too. The rage these days seem to be 22″ LCD monitor and above. Those monitors are huge. You can view two A4 pages side-by-side on those monitors — which is a serious productivity boost actually.
The new wider-width websites look much better though. With the additional width, information is more clearly displayed and well laid out. In any case, it does look like widescreen is here to stay.
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