From: John Carter
You need to do some audience research - the majority of your users will be using 800x600 or less displays. They will not have all the tool bars turned off. They will not adjust their browser to match your web page format. Therefore they will see perhaps 80% of a non-scrolling page.
This is bad, because much of your navigation is on the right and bottom edges of the pages - the areas lost on the lower resolution displays and unavailable in a fixed (non-scrolling) screen. I consider the lack of scrolling a very unfriendly design, almost likesaying "If your display isn't as big as mine, I don't want you here."
Some of your potential audience will have a 17" display at 800x600 because
1. it's readable at a comfortable working distance
2. their vision requires larger type than 1024x768 provides
Our website has been designed for (and for the larger part developed on) monitors using a resolution of 800x600. Lower resolutions are quickly becoming impractical in today's Internet and will prove unworkable when you endeavour in digital photography.
Due to limitations in the Explorer/Navigator, page scrolling cannot be implemented when using frames. Hence, we have chosen 788x550 pixels as most fitting for the Explorer maximized settings for both the PC (F11) and the Macintosh (Apple-B). Selecting these settings will only affect the dcviews windows, all other windows remain in your personal default settings.