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    I am ready to layout my website in Photoshop.
    My question to the web gods is what would you recommend as a standard width and height that will work well in any browser?
    Is 955 x 600 pixels good?

    Thanks

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    960px seems to be an emerging standard for page width. Height-wise, I honestly couldn't tell you. Mostly the lowest resolution you will run across will be 1024x768, which means 960x600 or 955x600 works out about right for a slightly-smaller-than-maximized page.

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    I usually create my pages at 900px wide. The reason is that although 1024 x 768 isn't really all that popular anymore, a 900px wide page fits nicely with about 30 - 40px on either side of background within a 1024x768 browser. My monitor is a 24" and running 1920x1200 resolution and a 900px wide layout doesn't bother me.

    However when i'm on my 15" laptop I bought a few years ago, websites that are larger than 900-920px bug the crap out of me because of all the horizontal scrolling.

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    Thanks dwhite7508 for the reply.

    You raise a great point about laptop size's that I hadn't really thought about. It's tough to please all the devices.

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    I'll have to disagree. Not many people are running a 24" monitor with 1920x1200 resolution. I'm on a 15" laptop running 1440x900 and I have never had to scroll horizontally. The 900 px - 1000px range should be a good start for the width.
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    It really shouldn't have anything to do with the device. It's all about resolution. 1024 x 768 is 1024 x 768 no matter what device it's on. The only reason we make website width smaller than that is to make room for the browser chrome (the sidebars/scrollbars) of the browser.

    960px is growing to be the standard because it makes for nice grid layouts because of its even divisibility. You can go wider than that but as you approach 1000px you'll start to get scroll bars in most browsers at 1024px x 768px. Sticking with 960px is comfortable for me.

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    i always set my width to 900px wide and center the design, i wouldn't go any wider as people will have to scroll sideways on small notebook laptops

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbymington
    i always set my width to 900px wide and center the design, i wouldn't go any wider as people will have to scroll sideways on small notebook laptops
    Why would they have to scroll on a notebook? Screen resolution is screen resolution. Even the handheld tablets are capable of 1024x768 resolution these days. You'd be hard pressed to find a notebook that didn't have that capability.

    Bottom line is it is a personal decision. As of January 2009, only 4 percent of people were using a resolution less than 1024x768 (according to w3schools). Allow for browser chrome and you should be fine with widths up to 1000 pixels or so. Personally I design mostly at 960 pixels but will go to 980 pixels if it is a site that need a lot of space. But to each his own.

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    Hi

    If you want to make a page on photoshop the width is 1024*768 is best.

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    960, 960, 960 px

    Thats all you need to know.


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