Question about full 1024 width of SmashingMagazine web site

28 Jun 2010 - 12:07pm
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tonyzeoli
2008

Anyone have any thoughts on Smashing's expanded 1024 layout for higher res monitors?

Noticed they collapse to 990 at 1024, but go to the full 1024 as you expand out.

Who is making this move now? What's the standard or best practice? Client is looking for inspiration on HuffPo and other newsy sites. Sees the 960 grid, but wants to ascertain what the current thinking is on expanding out to 1024.

Thanks.


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28 Jun 2010 - 11:30pm
martinpolley
2007

Something that I think we're going to be seeing a lot more of is fully fluid layouts that look good no matter what the width or device that you are viewing them on. A great example of this is the new layout of Jon Hicks's blog:

http://hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/finally-a-fluid-hicksdesign

It collapses from a four-column layout all the way down to a single-column layout, depending on the width of the browser (and does other clever stuff like resizing images too). So it looks great on my widescreen monitor and on my phone (and everything else in between).

This subject was also covered in the latest episode of The Big Web Show.

Cheers,

Martin

1 Jul 2010 - 11:37pm
tonyzeoli
2008

Thanks for your reply, Martin. I will check out that blog and The Big Web show. I wonder how you wireframe that, lol. I guess a bunch of screens showing the different views.

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