Wikipedia - Set maximum width of pages to 974px

Added by david2@userstyles, Created: May 26, 2011, Updated: Jul 31, 2012
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This user style sets the maximum width of Wikipedia's pages to 974px in an effort to improve readability for users whose web browsers have wide viewports.

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The reason the max width is set specifically to 974px is because 974px seems to be the greatest width that is commonly used by web designers when creating layouts.[1][2] So most users should already be accustomed to this width.


[1] 974px is currently the greatest width that Yahoo includes in, which is Yahoo's user interface library for web designers.

[2] According to, 90% of Google's users currently have a browser viewport that is at least 974px wide. So web designers will likely continue targeting this width into the near future.

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