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Seriously? 700px? I realize there's a class of users that doesn't browse full-screen, and that a site with a broad an audience as Twitter is bound to encounter every variety of screen resolutions, but there comes a point where if a user elects to operate their system in a non-standard configuration they can't expect the designer to accommodate those requirements when there's already two solutions available to accommodate this choice: scrollbars and the zoom-out feature available in every browser.

While developing alternative display modes for non-standard resolutions is certainly possible, it unquestionably increases the time and expense of design, development and testing for what is arguably a negligible gains in terms of the percentage of users you're serving.




I understand that it is additional work and I really don't want to be demanding. I’m happy when a website merely works. (I’m not sure how non-standard windows not spanning the entire width of the screen are. That seems like the default behavior of any browser window on the Mac. I would love to see data.)

It‘s just that many, many websites are being optimized for low resolutions on mobile devices anyway. It would be great if that work could be repurposed for the desktop.




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