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Big Dog
03-11-2006, 02:16 PM
I've been playing with some website design and screen size appears to affect its appearance. I'm a novice and when building a page it obviously looks good to me! I use 1024x768 but I know some of you old crusties :yum: use 800x600 soooooooooz ya can see them little bitty iconz better.

So what is the popular settings? I have to figure with the newer video cards and the wide screen monitors most have made the change to 1000 or better.
Let me know and thanks for feedback..............

BD

Melensdad
03-11-2006, 02:24 PM
Mine is set at 1440 x 900

Doc
03-11-2006, 02:30 PM
mine are 1024x768. But I'm guessing we'll have plenty still at 800x600 & others that have no clue what the heck your talking about. ....and that's okay. :)

jim slagle
03-11-2006, 02:32 PM
the traditional approach is to build the site for 800x600 and center it. It will then appear properly proportioned on 1024x768 with a little space on each side.

that will change soon since so many more folks are viewing at the higher resolutions

Jim

jim slagle
03-11-2006, 02:34 PM
oops, typical response for me, gave you an answer but not to the question you asked.

1024x768 on the desktop, 800x600 on the laptop

Jim

OhioTC18
03-11-2006, 02:47 PM
Ditto..........1024X768

PBinWA
03-11-2006, 02:56 PM
1600 x 1200.

You're best off to try and design at 800 x 600 if you are trying to hit a wide audience of users.

Instead of using set widths (i.e. 400px) go with percentages. Things will re-size better.

It all depends on your audience and how much tweaking you want to do.

Remember the KISS principle.

PB

Mith
03-11-2006, 02:57 PM
one screen 1256x1024, the other screen in 1024x768

Dargo
03-11-2006, 03:38 PM
1152X864. Gees, I knew I just had to be different...:o

PBinWA
03-11-2006, 06:15 PM
Oh yeah, my Apple Powerbook G4 is 1280 x 854.

So what have you learned from this?

Big Dog
03-11-2006, 06:58 PM
Oh yeah, my Apple Powerbook G4 is 1280 x 854.

So what have you learned from this?

A couple things............

Most are utilizing their machines viaing for the higher settings.

That I won't change a thing on my little home page.

I will not use an image for a background and will build on the 800x600 format on a dot.com I want to start.


BTW.......Dargo, don't feel left out, I use the 1152x864 on my second monitor (dual display)........:D

Thanks guys!

BD

OregonAlex
03-12-2006, 05:31 AM
1400x1050

johnday
03-12-2006, 06:37 AM
mine are 1024x768. But I'm guessing we'll have plenty still at 800x600 & others that have no clue what the heck your talking about. ....and that's okay. :)
Yup Doc, ya hit it right on the banana!!:pat:

dyt4000
03-12-2006, 11:34 AM
1440x900

Gatorboy
03-13-2006, 06:48 AM
It's best to design your website to be non-resolution specfic -- to expand and contract -- so that it doesn't matter what resolution someone's monitor is set at.

Big Dog
03-13-2006, 07:52 AM
It's best to design your website to be non-resolution specfic -- to expand and contract -- so that it doesn't matter what resolution someone's monitor is set at.

TY and how is one to do that? Remember I'm a newbie......:D !

Gatorboy
03-13-2006, 10:55 AM
One way is to create a main TABLE for your web page to reside within and use a width of "100%".

Big Dog
03-13-2006, 12:50 PM
One way is to create a main TABLE for your web page to reside within and use a width of "100%".

Thanks alot, I'll play with that!

BD