6 thoughts on “Google Browser Size – A Must View Visualisation For Every Blogger

  1. Doug Belshaw

    I think you’d see a greater value if your blog was left-justified, Graham!

    The example on the Google site about the ‘donate’ button for a charity being below the first screen for those on 800×600 screen resolutions is a good one, I think. 🙂

  2. John Martin

    For me it speaks to design principles as it seems to illustrate the predominant browser sizes that we would want to pay attention to in order to best present our content. Or how many different browser sensitive iterations of your site you would need to have to support all the different sizes out there!

    It does seem to point out that we live in a left-justified world as Doug noticed. Not sure how to react to that realization.

    To target 90% of the viewing population, it tells me I ought to have a screen size of less than 975×500 pixels.

    But with RSS and other consumption methodologies, is this really as useful a thing as it claims?

  3. Graham Wegner

    Thanks for that feedback. Maybe a more useful tool for you guys who host your own site? I mean, as an Edublogs customer, I can only go and swap themes to see if that makes any difference. My inability to see easily what you three did obviously explains my hosting choice, in any case!

  4. John Martin

    That is very true! Probably not very useful to you in that regard. Although honestly mobile browsers which are fast becoming a staple really require an entirely different way to consume content and typically have a layout specific to their uses.

    For example, I use Google Apps on my iPod Touch and the interface is rather different from that on my laptop.

    Keep up the great work G! Hope all is well down under!

    John Martin
    aka EdVentures on Twitter, Plurk and just about everywhere else!

  5. Judy O'Connell

    Just a Google Lab tool “Google Browser Size is a visualization of browser window sizes for people who visit Google. For example, the “90%” contour means that 90% of people visiting Google have their browser window open to at least this size or larger. This is useful for ensuring that important parts of a page’s user interface are visible by a wide audience”. What it provides (if you click on the various shaded bars at the top of the screen) is a bit of an analysis of how that sample site works in terms of viewer function. It’s useful for the visual demonstration of effective page usage. Thanks for pointing it out.


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