Are there any guidelines for how wide a page should generally be set to when designing layouts, so that you 1) have enough room to actually place objects, and repeating groups with many columns, but 2) will still work on a lower resolution display or if someone is zoomed in?
All my pages are about 1585 wide, which honestly still feels small to me when trying to fit things in, as when viewing them on our ThinkPad laptops or monitors which are either set to, or scaled to 1920x1080 if not higher in most cases, there’s always a lot of extra white space on the right hand side so always seemed fine. On anyone with a high DPI display, the scaling is always set to at least 1920x1080.
However, when viewing this now on my 13" MacBook Air the scaling is set to look like 1440x900 since that panel isn’t as wide as our ThinkPad’s, and all the layouts get cut off or overlap or look poor. On another one of my users who does have a ThinkPad with a 1920x1080 panel, she has her screen zoomed in to make the fonts bigger, and it does the same thing as on my Mac, with the header that’s normally 50px tall now instead being 300px or so and cutting off other elements.
I can mess with responsiveness and whatnot, but was just wondering if there’s an ideal width to use as a base to start with and go from there that most people aim for. Thanks!