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New Homebrew
2004-12-28, 07:38 PM
What is the good width for a web page so everyone can view it nicely without scrolling left and right?

And if you make a fixed left frame, what height should it be?

sorry for the basic questions! i bet some of you guys know this right off the top of your head.

TVHeadAssPhuck
2004-12-28, 08:07 PM
780*580 works for me.

The Wicker Man
2004-12-28, 09:33 PM
Avoid frames

Jackstraw_1969
2004-12-28, 10:00 PM
Avoid frames

:stupid: :stupid:

New Homebrew
2004-12-28, 10:07 PM
Thanks for the advice. The page I'm working on is the link in my sig. If you have any suggestions, blast away, I can take it.

I would like to have a navigation bar at the side of the page since the page is very long (tapelist). Right now there is a little bar at the top. I also used tables for the text to keep it penned in and centered, they are 800 pixels wide in violation of TVAP's suggestion. I'm sure there's a better way to do all this but I'm not really sure what I'm doing.

Teach me why frames suck if you have a moment.

TVHeadAssPhuck
2004-12-28, 10:13 PM
What I meant was something smaller than 800x600 because 800 x 600 is still used by some people as their monitor resolution because you said a width for a webpage so everyone can see it.

But personally I just prefer to design them at around 1000 x 740

New Homebrew
2004-12-28, 10:26 PM
I hear ya. I appreciate the answer. I probably should have asked that question before I made all those wacky-ass tables.

motionblur
2004-12-30, 11:47 AM
What is the good width for a web page so everyone can view it nicely without scrolling left and right?

And if you make a fixed left frame, what height should it be?

sorry for the basic questions! i bet some of you guys know this right off the top of your head.

The most common browser width at the moment is 1024*768.

The answer to all your web usability questions can be found here: www.useit.com (http://www.useit.com/alertbox/).

JayDub
2004-12-30, 12:48 PM
how odd... I was just surfing the other day and I happened across that website. Didn't know I knew the maker of it. Cool.

motionblur
2004-12-30, 01:59 PM
how odd... I was just surfing the other day and I happened across that website. Didn't know I knew the maker of it. Cool.

You know Jakob Neilson? That's fucking cool! :)

Hottiemagnet
2004-12-31, 06:56 AM
The most common browser width at the moment is 1024*768.

The answer to all your web usability questions can be found here: www.useit.com (http://www.useit.com/alertbox/).

That's a great read, Motion. Especially what irritates people, when visiting a site. Very useful, thanks ! :clap:

Hottiemagnet
2004-12-31, 06:58 AM
Avoid frames

Absolutely, just like too much Flash and those irritating 'percentage loaded' info bars

motionblur
2004-12-31, 11:02 AM
Absolutely, just like too much Flash and those irritating 'percentage loaded' info bars

I know there's something on www.useit.com about progress bars, but I just can't find it right now.

The Wicker Man
2004-12-31, 11:18 AM
...Teach me why frames suck if you have a moment.

They are archaic.