What Do Visitors See? Google Browser Size

Google Browser Size is a visualization tool by Google Labs that shows any website behind an overlay of browser-window-sizes average

The overlay information is actually created from the data of people who visit Google (which won't be wrong to call it an average).

Google Browser Size

The tool is perfect for learning what percentage of the visitors are seeing the most important parts at initial load & what are they missing.

When you move the mouse, a rectangle which follows the mouse pointer enables us to interact with the website. And, optionally, the opacity level can be changed.

But, like mentioned, it is created with the data from google.com & will work for websites that target average internet users. It would be great to see this integrated into Google Analytics creating a custom overlay.

  1. Reply Jeremy Zaborowski December 17, 2009 at 12:19 PM

    The concept is nice but why such a terrible illustration? Did the Google artist draw those lines in the middle of an earthquake?

  2. Reply Martin December 24, 2009 at 6:59 AM

    The concept is nice but it not take the centered websites… so I says that about 9% of the visits does not see the right columns of any centered website…

    This is a big mistake.

  3. Reply Umut M. December 24, 2009 at 8:45 AM

    Although not the best solution, the website suggests resizing the browser in such cases to make the website fit inside the browser completely.

    I see the major fallback as the overlay is static a & it is obly Google.com’s stats which doesn’t apply to many websites.

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