With responsive website design, we often find that if the user’s desktop screen is larger than a certain size, most websites lock into a maximum width. That size-limited approach works well enough, but I think there is a lot of room for innovation in this larger screen space. And here’s an example: the portfolio website for Matthew Williams. The content simply scales and adapts to fit a larger screen with ease. The end result is beautiful and effective (try viewing this on an Apple 27-inch Cinema display and drag your browser window to fit). We web designers have given much of our attention to the small screen—but we have yet to truly explore what happens when our browser is huge. This gem of a site is a great source of inspiration.
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