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Opinions on page width.Views: 387
Sep 05, 2007 10:02 pm re: re: re: re: re: re: Opinions on page width.

Eileen Brown
First, thank you all for your well thought out and helpful
responses. I had seen some of the discussions before at
WPN. Laura - thanks for the blog link, very useful info.

As a copywriter I write text to the tune of 70
to 80 characters wide, only. re: readability. I am not
flexible on this particular issue. White space should
always be 3/4 to 1 1/2 inches around text. I am not
flexible on this either. But that is only the text. Text
should never be fluid. Just my OH-pinion and .02 worth
on text.

I have always designed with fixed width. Research shows
that people using the internet do not mind scrolling down
but pretty much hate scrolling sideways, thus the question
on width only.

My views on this have been covered as text is what is most
important, not to diminish the roll of graphics and images
but these should be fixed in their own places also, IMHO.

So, now that we are rolling along here is one example of
exactly what I am talking about. One old site, which
needed updated anyhousen and the newly designed
(re-worked for text also) site.

Old design:
http://www.buddywebworks.com

New proposed design:
http://www.buddywebworks.com/web_site_home

Other than the color schemes, does anyone here (uh, I am
sure NOT) have to scroll sideways? I view in ie, firefox,
and netscape. I used to do more but stopped when it
seemed there were never any issues. I sometimes do have
issues in firefox, but those are always solvable.

OH - I guess if I am posting the urls for this one site, I
could also ask for a true critique. OK, let me have it
I am a tough little cookie, I can take plenty of hits.

Since I have not designed in the wider width it is hard
for me to gauge how this looks. Many eyes help and all
suggesions are welcome.

Eileen ;)

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