What does my website look like on your screen?

By Katharine Swan On Tuesday, July 10, 2007 At 3:05 PM

I have a question for all of you: What does my website look like on your screen?

When I designed my website, I assumed everyone now would have higher resolution screens than the old 800 x 600. It was primarily a selfish assumption, of course, because I happen to have a high resolution screen. Imagine my surprise when I stumbled across something that says only 54 percent of web surfers have screens with a resolution of 1024 x 768 -- and that nearly a quarter of them still have the old 800 x 600 deal.

Unfortunately, my website is designed with a width of 880 pixels. Oops. So I'd like to know how many of my readers see what I see:

Unfortunately, my website stats does not report the screen resolution of my visitors, so I have to do this the old fashioned way. Above is what I see on my widescreen laptop. If you have a fullscreen monitor with a resolution of 1024 x 768 or similar, you probably see something pretty similar, just with less blue bordering it. However, if you have a 800 x 600 monitor (or, God forbid, even smaller) you'll most likely have to scroll to see the entire width of the container (the white part).

If a high number of my readers are on low-resolution screens, obviously I need to reconsider my website design. Please comment and let me know what my website (or blog) looks like on your screen!

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Katharine Swan is a full-time freelance writer with more than 5 years of professional writing experience. In addition to maintaining several personal blogs, she writes a variety of online marketing materials for clients, including company blogs, articles, and press releases. In her free time, she spends time with her horse, reads, and writes fiction.

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