See What Your Web Visitors See

In the print realm, it’s fairly easy to make sure the most important items “above the fold” to ensure maximum visibility. In the Web realm, “above the scroll” is equally important, but harder to achieve because it’s impossible to know how big a visitor’s Web browser window will be.

However, now you can see what your visitors see by using Google’s new Browser Size: a visualization of common browser window sizes for folks who visit Google.

To use it, visit www.browsersize.googlelabs.com, enter your URL, and an overlay will appear on top of your site labeled with percentages that tell you how many Google users can see that area without scrolling. It’s a great way to ensure the most important parts of your Web pages — navigation, “donate” buttons, etc. — are visible to the largest percentage of visitors possible.