question about page dimensions

by "Maria K. Wolf" <makare(at)>

 Date:  Wed, 11 Apr 2001 22:17:46 -0400
 To:  hwg-basics(at)
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Hi all,

I am in the process of designing a new homepage for a site in 
Image-Ready.  (The site was designed using GoLive 5, the URL is  However, I am confused about 
what page size to use.  The audience will primarily be the parents of 
special needs children, who have 14-inch or possibly 17-inch 
monitors.  Also, the client has a 14-inch monitor at work, and is convinced 
that this is the standard size monitor--despite my efforts to convince her 
otherwise. . . :)  So I will be designing the homepage to fit on a 14-inch 
monitor, for both Windows and Mac users, using both IE and NN.

Does anyone have any standard dimensions that they use for page size given 
the above?  I have heard many different answers to the question. . . . one 
web design class I took said design for 612 pix w x 326 h.  Another said 
design for 595 w x 295 h. . . My brother suggested I design for 580 h x 450 
w. . . Web design in a Nutshell suggests the minimum live space to design 
for would be 612 x 315. . . .

Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks so much,


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