How to make your web pages small enough that also people with small computers with small screens can view them, and so that they can be printed readably on both A4 and Letter format office printer papers.
Web pages less wide than 514 pixels can be printed on both A4 and US Letter paper without loss of information. Web pages less wide than 595 pixels can be shown on portable computers with 640x480 screen sizes without any need for horizontal scrolling.
Table of viewable web page sizes for different viewing devices
At http://dsv.su.se/jpalme/web-ruler.gif you can find the ruler below, which you can use paste on your screen to test the width of your web pages.A corresponding vertical ruler can be found at URL http://dsv.su.se/jpalme/internet-course/web-ruler-600-vertical.gif.
window with squares to test different window sizes and web browser window settings.
Corresponding advice for web pages in the PDF (Adobe Acrobat) or Postscript formats.
Also see: Screen Ruler from Microfox Software and the web-safe palette by Victor S. Engel.
Links to other documents on web page design.
Last revision: 19 July 1998 by Jacob Palme, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.