TECH What's the best width to make a website?

Falconer

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Jun 23, 2006
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I want to use tables with fixed width values so I can get all my menu bars and stuff looking exactly how I want them.

What's the best width? A lot of sites I read said 900 pixels is a good width, but that looks too narrow for me.

I'm also trying to avoid that skinny "landing strip" (really narrow but a mile long) format that all the get-rich-quick eBooks and instant millionaire forex daytrading bullshit sales sites have. It looks cheap and I instantly close pages that look like that (altho apparently the work or people wouldn't keep making them).

Seriously 900 pixels wide looks small and skinny (maybe cuz I have a 22" widescreen monitor?) It looks passable on my 17" LCD.

What should I do?

edit - here are some examples of the "landing strip" sites I'm talking about:

http://www.guygetsgirl.com/
http://www.surefire-forex-trading.com/

I hate that shit so bad and I associate it with shady bullshit ripoff scams.
 
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Drowned

NameThatPornstar.com
Mar 26, 2001
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I started using 960px a few months ago... just updated jbgallery to 960 :noes:
 
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Falconer

Falconer

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Jun 23, 2006
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is there anything significant about 960 or 974? Those don't just seem like random numbers people would pic.

*opens calculator*

Oooooh, it's 75% of 1280.
 
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Falconer

Falconer

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Jun 23, 2006
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so it's safe to assume that the majority of internet users are 1280x1024 right?
 

Drowned

NameThatPornstar.com
Mar 26, 2001
8,527
so it's safe to assume that the majority of internet users are 1280x1024 right?

My visitors:

1. 1024x768 85,051 26.32%
2. 1280x800 64,734 20.03%
3. 1280x1024 47,958 14.84%
4. 1440x900 33,324 10.31%
5. 1680x1050 28,550 8.84%
6. 1152x864 9,917 3.07%
7. 1920x1200 6,898 2.13%
8. 240x160 6,284 1.94%
9. 800x600 6,098 1.89%
10. 1280x768 5,055 1.56%
 
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Falconer

Falconer

Well-Known Member
Jun 23, 2006
65,534
My visitors:

1. 1024x768 85,051 26.32%
2. 1280x800 64,734 20.03%
3. 1280x1024 47,958 14.84%
4. 1440x900 33,324 10.31%
5. 1680x1050 28,550 8.84%
6. 1152x864 9,917 3.07%
7. 1920x1200 6,898 2.13%
8. 240x160 6,284 1.94%
9. 800x600 6,098 1.89%
10. 1280x768 5,055 1.56%

Cell phone browsers?


Also how do you get those stats?!
 

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