These questions become second nature to you. However, other questions are not so obvious at first. Like, screen size. Do you remember when 640×480 was the gold standard in screen resolution? Then came 800×600, 1024×768, 1280×1024, etc.
According to Google Labs, 40% of users would not be able to see all of your web page if you create it at 800×600. This is because people seldom have their browser windows maximized to take up the whole screen. It turns out that among the many things which Google tracks is the amount of screen real estate available when people hit their search engine site. They’ve applied this data to a simple overlay which can show you how much of your web page or site is visible to which percentage of web users. One observation is that the universe of Google users may be different from the universe of users for your software, but at least it’s a start.
After checking out our ILINX Capture site, I was pleased to see that 99% of users could see the main marketing points:
- ILINX Capture Logo
- ILINX Capture Tag Line (Capture Information. Any Place, Any Time)
- Main Links (Home, Product Overview, Demo)
without having to scroll.