Posted Monday, March 27, 2006 2:31:17 PM by Zoe Gillenwater
Don't know if you've seen it yet, but yesterday, cnn.com launched a new home page. They have an article up describing the significant changes, but the most interesting thing to me is that the new design doesn't fit in an 800x600 window (not mentioned in the article, of course). At 800x600 most of the right column is cut off, including their feature ad. I wonder if their advertisers know about this and are ok with a significant percentage of their potential audience not seeing their ad? Their old design fit in 800x600, but it didn't have that large feature ad either.
I still use 800x600 as my base resolution for designing sites. I like to make liquid sites with a minimum and maximum width, and I never set the minimum to greater than 760px. More and more sites are choosing to make sites that horizontally scroll at 800x600, though. Have any of you taken the plunge, like CNN, A List Apart, and others, and written off the 800x600 crowd?
Category tags: Designing for the Web
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