What is the Best Width for a Web Page?

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  1. SiddSingh profile image60
    SiddSinghposted 7 years ago

    While designing a website, what is the best width for a webpage? 800 px? 1000px? 1200px or more?

    Also, which is the better layout - fluid width or fixed width?

  2. skyfire profile image73
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    800px
    Fluid Width

  3. SiddSingh profile image60
    SiddSinghposted 7 years ago

    Hi skyfire,

    Do you mean 800px including at least one sidebar?

  4. skyfire profile image73
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    Yes

  5. SiddSingh profile image60
    SiddSinghposted 7 years ago

    Fine. I was thinking about two things -

    >> I plan to write longish posts - 2000 words or more. With 800 px (with sidebar), this will mean a really long page.

    >> Re this link (http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_display.asp) at least 98% of screens have a resolution of 1024x768 or more. Don't you think a webpage with 800 px width will look a bit odd on such screens?

    1. frogdropping profile image84
      frogdroppingposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'd make the long posts your pages. Keep the regular posts shorter, more concise.

  6. skyfire profile image73
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    I usually check google analytics for browser and screen resolution of my traffic. Large percentage of my traffic is in between 800x600-1024x768 display.

    I assume you've no access to analytics data and if you're going to write longer posts then fixed width and 1024px+ is better option for desktop users.

  7. SiddSingh profile image60
    SiddSinghposted 7 years ago

    I checked that way too - 800px is favored by less than 5% of visitors to my webpages.

    So I guess it will be a toss up between 1000px and 1200px.

  8. skyfire profile image73
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    I take that decision based on traffic chart. If you're getting large traffic from 1240x768 then there is no need to think about 1024px.

  9. SiddSingh profile image60
    SiddSinghposted 7 years ago

    I think that is the best thing to do.

    Thank you, skyfire! I appreciate your feedback.

  10. profile image50
    a4whyposted 7 years ago

    I think that the best size between 800px and 1000px
    Most sites use these sizes in order to comply with all resolution Screen of used by every one

 
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