What is the width of a web page, in pixels?

I am seeing 300 px sections looking like they are 1/3 of a page, so I am curious, what is the maximum width possible for an element?

No such thing as a maximum width. What is one third for you might be one tenth for someone else and one and a half for another.

IMHO, hard pixel use should be kept to a minimum. I think for something like a border or shadow it should be OK. But for font size or container size it should be avoided altogether and a page should allow the content to adapt to look OK no matter how it’s being viewed.


Ok, thanks!

While an element can be as wide as the screen displaying it, it’s a good idea to set a max-width to prevent lines of text becoming too long to read comfortably. (Scanning from the end of one line to the start of the next could be difficult on a 27" monitor. )


To add to @TechnoBear 's point, I tend to not go wider than 55-75 characters for a column for readability. Similar reason why newspapers and magazines are in columns. https://baymard.com/blog/line-length-readability


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