December 20, 2010 4:57 PM Subscribe
What is the best website background dimension to accommodate nearly all screen sizes?
posted by joyeuxamelie to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I'm designing a website for someone and it's almost done except for the background. Right now, I'm using a background that is plain except for a large image that hugs the left side of the screen. It looks fine on my computer and my friend's laptops, however on her giant iMac screen, the image on the left appears on the right -- that is, the wallpaper is tiling horizontally. I have no problem with it tiling vertically, as the webpage becomes longer. However I REALLY DO NOT want it tiling horizontally.
How wide (in px) do I need to make the background to avoid this? What is the max resolution available nowadays? I'm worried about making the background too big and increasing the webpage's load time. (I am saving the file as a .jpg).
Also, we do not want to use a repeating 100x100 tile background.
Thanks very much!