Standard sidebar width?


#1

Is there any standard sidebar width? (Like the standard width for the container, which is 960 pixles, right?)


#2

You could design content and sidebar sizes taking in consideration banner sizes.

The larger one (for sidebar) is, usually, 336x280px. So up to 336px should be a good size for a “common” sidebar that allow any sidebar banner sizes.

For a content area, the largest banner is 728x90px, so with a content area higher than 728px you will cover those banners sizes too.

So, +728px for content and +336px for sidebar should be nice with all banners sizes.

/---------------- content +728px ----------------//---- sidebar +336px----/

This is only the active area, you should (depending on design) add paddings and margins of course.

I don´t know if this is “standard” but is what i use.


#3

I never know what to do on sidebar width.

Usually use 300px width


#4

This may give you an idea if you want to make use of the 960px grid system.

http://960.gs/demo.html


#5

I think this will help you: http://goldenratiocalculator.com/


#6
This may give you an idea if you want to make use of the 960px grid system.

http://960.gs/demo.html

+1


#7

If you’re using 960 have a play around but i usually go 2 column layout of 8/4 or sometimes 7/5 - it really depends what you prefer.


#8

If you’re using 960 have a play around but i usually go 2 column layout of 8/4 or sometimes 7/5 - it really depends what you prefer.


#9
If you're using 960 have a play around but i usually go 2 column layout of 8/4 or sometimes 7/5 - it really depends what you prefer.

Sorry but the method you use, 8/4 or 7/5, makes “double” replys :slight_smile:


#10

If you’re doing any kind of blog theme, I think it’s important the sidebar’s content area be at least 300px so there’s room for a 300x250 ad (IMO).

So if you’re basing things on the 960 gs…

10 | 620 | 10 | 10 | 300 | 10