Sometimes Right Sidebars Just Make Sense
Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 11:02 pm | Comments off
There's no doubt about it, right sidebars are the standard when it comes to blogs. Ever wondered why this might be? Is there a good reason to have the content on the left and the sidebar on the right? Perhaps there is...
The main benefit that I can see to using a right sidebar (do note, however, that these are not a good fit for all sites) is the fact that at smaller resolutions, more of your content will be available on the screen. This site has been designed to fit without a horizontal scroll from 800x600 and up. However, if you were to use a 640x480 monitor (God forbid!) you would find that you would still be able to view the entire content area. Due to the fact the content is the most important part of this site (and most others), the easy viewing of this content should be one of the most important considerations to keep in mind when designing. If you were to design for a larger base screen resolution than 800x600, this might be an important point to take into consideration.
Something to think about, anyhow...
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