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New Year Resolutions

1650 to 1920

11.5% of users are using high resolution displays. At this resolution fixed width sites can look uncomfortably small and waste much of the available real estate. On the other hand fluid sites (that use 100% of the width), have long line lengths that reduces readability. Responsive design allows us to make the most of additional space while not compromising readability.

1280 to 1650

Resolutions on widescreen displays now accounts for 16% of the global audience. There are opportunities to find creative techniques to make the most of the extra real estate available. For example on the Glasgow University site, images are used outside of the main content area. This enriches the visual experience, but does not compromise the user experience if not seen.

1152 to 1280

This range of screen widths are becoming even more common than 1024x768, especially amongst lower end LCD panels and widescreen displays. Fortunately this width suits websites built using the traditional 960px grid. A 960px wide website works well because 960px can be easily divided into numerous column configurations.

1024 to 1152

In late 2011, 1024x768 is still a commonly viewed resolution, with 14% of worldwide users. Web designers generally build site to cater for this fairly low common denominator. That is why the 960px wide site is still so common.

800 to 1024

Up to 1024 pixels wide, your users are likely to be using a tablet computer, such as an iPad or a higher specification smartphone. Old Desktop machines will be forced to horizontal scroll on standard 960px website. Fortunately responsive design allows us to reformat these sites to accommodate the reduced space.

640 to 800

In 2011 this resolution is likely to be found on a mobile device, so consideration for touch screen is vital. There is a chance that old Desktop or netbook users are accessing your site, so consider how best cater these? See how the EDF site adapts to give a 'best fit' to this size.

480 to 640

The domain of many tablet devices and higher performance smartphones. Thought should be given to touch screens users.


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New Year Resolutions

1650 to 1920 pixels

11.5% of users are using high resolution displays. At this resolution fixed width sites can look uncomfortably small and waste much of the available real estate. On the other hand fluid sites (that use 100% of the width), have long line lengths that reduces readability. Responsive design allows us to make the most of additional space while not compromising readability.

1280 to 1650 pixels

Resolutions on widescreen displays now accounts for 16% of the global audience. There are opportunities to find creative techniques to make the most of the extra real estate available. For example on the Glasgow University site, images are used outside of the main content area. This enriches the visual experience, but does not compromise the user experience if not seen.

1152 to 1280 pixels

This range of screen widths are becoming even more common than 1024x768, especially amongst lower end LCD panels and widescreen displays. Fortunately this width suits websites built using the traditional 960px grid. A 960px wide website works well because 960px can be easily divided into numerous column configurations.

1024 to 1152 pixels

In late 2011, 1024x768 is still a commonly viewed resolution, with 14% of worldwide users. Web designers generally build site to cater for this fairly low common denominator. That is why the 960px wide site is still so common.

800 to 1024 pixels

Up to 1024 pixels wide, your users are likely to be using a tablet computer, such as an iPad or a higher specification smartphone. Old Desktop machines will be forced to horizontal scroll on standard 960px website. Fortunately responsive design allows us to reformat these sites to accommodate the reduced space.

640 to 800 pixels

In 2011 this resolution is likely to be found on a mobile device, so consideration for touch screen is vital. There is a chance that old Desktop or netbook users are accessing your site, so consider how best cater these? See how the EDF site adapts to give a 'best fit' to this size.

480 to 640 pixels

The domain of many tablet devices and higher performance smartphones. Thought should be given to touch screens users.

In 2012 Consider the width of your website, so it can be enjoyed at its best on all devices, whatever the display width!

Learn about Responsive Design:

Responsive Demo Video

Navigating the Mobile Maze

Responsive Web Design