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New media developer, designer and entrepreneur.


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comment Is there a usability reason for centering a website's content area on a page?
@MonicaCellio In any case, it's irrelevant how and why I use my screen's real estate. The designer can't possibly estimate all imaginable usecases and the websites should thus adapt to any resolution.
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comment Is there a usability reason for centering a website's content area on a page?
@MonicaCellio Maybe a distraction free environment? Reading text that is on the edge of the screen is distracting (see danlefree's answer), the white-space around it helps. When I'm working on something that requires several sources of information, I have my windows occupy halfs or quaters of the screen, when I'm reading a book, for example, I tend to have my browser fullscreen to avoid distraction.
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comment Is there a usability reason for centering a website's content area on a page?
@MonicaCellio There's nothing responsive about using all the space unless it adds value. Stretching the site to a 30" monitor is just wrong, unless you actually use that space in some creative manner (ex. ala Metro UI in Windows 8). If you stretch your site and the paragraphs become too wide it's not a problem of me having the browser in fullscreen mode - it's a problem of you overstretching your text columns. A responsive website should look good no matter the resolution. That means it should NOT stretch beyond some 1000px (or it should automatically change to multicolumn layout).
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comment Is there a usability reason for centering a website's content area on a page?
@MonicaCellio How is that relevant? Whether the site is left-aligned or centered, the width remains the same.
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answered Matrix question type in mobile
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awarded  Yearling
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comment Does pagination make the impression that there is more content than when it is displayed all at once?
Thanks for you comment! So far you're answer is the closest to what I'm looking for, but I'd appreciate if anyone could point me to some research confirming everyone's gut feelings.
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awarded  Student
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asked Does pagination make the impression that there is more content than when it is displayed all at once?
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answered Changing my site theme often
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answered Facebook Page or Group
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revised Examples of placebos in UI design?
Widnows > Windows
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suggested suggested edit on Examples of placebos in UI design?