Most modern web browsers feature full-page zoom functions. Just hit the + or – keys to zoom in and out of a web page. This comes in handy if you happen to be using a netbook with a 1024 x 600 pixel or 800 x 480 pixel display and you don’t have enough room to see a full web site on your screen. But if you don’t feel like fiddling with the controls, you can install an add-on or extension to automatically set your default zoom level.
If you’re using Google Chrome as your browser, you can give Chrome Antialising and zoom 85% a try. This Chrome extension was released yesterday, and it does exactly what the name suggests. It sets the default zoom level to 85%, which should be enough to cram most ful web sites onto a 1024 x 600 pixel display without cropping the edges. There’s also antialiasing built in to minimize distortion associated with zooming.
Honestly, I find the effect to be a little jarring on the eyes and most of the time I’d rather just scroll a little bit than zoom. But if you’re looking for an easier way, you might want to check this extension out.