Why Do Online Publishers Keep Using ‘Portrait’ Format?

It’s surprising to me that online newsletters and ‘magazines’ keep publishing in a vertical 8½x11 or ‘portrait’ format instead of in the horizontal or ‘landscape’ format of the typical computer screens on which most subscribers read their work.

When the publication is single column, portrait format might work, but if the page has two or more columns, the reader has to scroll down and up to read from one column to the next. If the newsletter were is landscape format, this annoyance would be eliminated. You could view the full page.

Please, online publishers, join me in changing to landscape format out of consideration of your readers!

Author: Golden Real Estate, Inc.

Golden Real Estate is a prominent member of the Denver/Jefferson County real estate scene. Based in Golden, we service both Denver and Jeffco, representing both buyers and sellers. We're well known for Broker Jim Smith's weekly "Real Estate Today" column published in the Denver and Jeffco editions of the Denver Post's YourHub section each Thursday. The column also appears in several weekly newspapers and is archived at www.JimSmithColumns.com. We have nine agents, all of whom are Realtors and EcoBrokers. Our office is Net Zero Energy since December 2017, and several of us drive electrics cars. Known for our sustainable practices, we accept polystyrene (aka "Styrofoam") for recycling, keeping 200 cubic yards per year out of area landfills.

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