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Standard width and height for WordPress theme (4 posts)

  1. u2tool
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm building a custom WordPress theme, and this is probably total newbie time but...
    I'm starting by creating it in Photoshop. What is the ideal width and size for the page? I'd like it to look the same on different platforms. I can't seem to find what would be a "standard" size though. Thanks

  2. Michael Arestad
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Well, there isn't really a set standard, but a good place to start is the 960 grid.

    http://960.gs/ has some slick actions that set the grid up for you in Photoshop.

    Now you can also design your site to change it's appearance based on the width of the browser so that it will look good on almost any device. Check out http://lessframework.com/

  3. u2tool
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks Michael. I heard that 960 was passe. Is this not the case?

  4. Michael Arestad
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Well, yes and no. It's a great starting point and safe for general use, but using less or something like it, you can design a style for a very large window and another version for a small window and many iterations in-between. That way, someone with a large or high density monitor won't be looking at a ton of white space.

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