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ChapterThemes
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True. But just because a lot of the latest sites on here do this doesn’t mean it’s the best choice.

Also, on sites with lots of text you should avoid having too wide content. Too long textlines are not optimal for reading, specially on a screen.

But like you said, i depends on what kind of site it is. I love the big/full width portfolio/photography sites and those kind of sites really suit wider designs. But i also like nice compact designs that just stay within 1024 pixels wide.

It’s also a bit personal i think – but definitly not mandatory to support large widths.

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310MPH
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So unnecessary, and frankly i think it’s even non-userfriendly to have such a big site. I don’t want to look and move my mouse too far down or sides the whole screen for a site.
I feel quite comfortable on css-tricks.com and always have my browser fullscreen. :)

Thanks for your replies. As for me, it’s good news that people in the web-industry don’t chase wide-screen sites. Anyway, I’ll try to take a risk and develop one, but with a content area that is no greater than 1710px. Let’s see what it brings to me.

BTW, more opinions are appreciated!

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ThemeClever
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I never understand these kinds of questions. Simply give it a max-width of 1200px, set all as percentages and ensure it looks good at all widths – especially 960, ipad portrait and wide and iphone and you have covered 99% of the globe.

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