• # March 3, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    I noticed that a few websites, namely CSS-TRICKS and Smashing Magazine, have designed their site so that it is completely viewable in 1024×768 without scrolling, however there is a horizontal-scroll and you can actually scroll about 30px to the right. Why is it done this way? (I hadn’t noticed this until just now)

    My question is: Is this good practice?

    # March 3, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    The majority of sites today are built for 1024px monitors, this is considered good practice.

    This will change in the coming year, or maybe 2011 to the next one up (1280?).

    # March 4, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    The iPad is 1024 wide, so I think we’ll be seeing most sites sticking with that for a while. I quite like it…

    Regarding the horizontal scroll… that’s just a mistake that I need to get off my ass and fix.

    # March 5, 2010 at 10:56 am

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    It seems like we’re going to be seeing in 2011 and 2012 more "device specific" tailoring to web design. As widescreens really pick up, I’m seeing 3 different types of looks depending on the user, < 1024, < 699 and standard for maybe 1280 screens and maybe higher in 2012… who knows :) But it really will separate the men from the boys as these nuances grow.

    (then again, maybe phones by that time will be 1024 :P)

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