Jakob says 1024 x 768 is cool

July 31st, 2006 by

We talk about what screen resolution to design for a lot of the time, and the compatability cops are always trying to keep us mired in the past, man, but now usability (and hairstyle) guru Jakob Nielsen gives us permission to optimize for 1024 x 768 (Screen Resolution and Page Layout (Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox)).

Of course his own site, with its lack of margins or gutters, is hellacious on the eyes at high resolutions. The scanning length of his lines of copy alone is enough to try the patience of a saint.