I’m not ridiculing a 960px width but I’m trying to falsify your argument(s). I never mentioned 960px but you’re obviously thinking of the well known grid system; and to falsify your statement that it is specifically targeting 1024px resolutions and above: the 960px grid system hasn’t been designed to target a specific screen resolution, it’s only a neat side effect. It has primarily been designed because 960px is easily dividable into 12 or 16 columns (and their subdivisions).
Likewise, your statement that 960px is used world-wide is basically saying nothing. Any width is used world-wide. That there is a grid system that has a certain dispersion doesn’t mean it’s the ultimate standard.
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