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Which screen resolution do you prefer?

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Which screen resolution do you prefer :?:
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1280x1024 is the optimal resolution IMO. I wish everyone used it.
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ditto that unflux
although, I would love my gfx card to support 1600x1200 :D
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1024x768 its gotta be :D
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1400 x 1050 on laptop alone

1400 x 2100 when laptop is plugged into CRT
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When I voted, I was on my crappy computer. Its set on 800x600. Pretty sad......
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I use 800x600 on a 19" screen :lol:
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1600x1200, would like to have dualscreens too :)
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lol @ pukka, me too mate
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I don't code or design sites to the same level as the gurus here, but I feel that it's vital to be able to view my work at the same rez as the one most likely to be used by a prospective client's customers (800x600 or 1024x768).


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I have three monitors (4, but one is unplugged) the unplugged one can't go any higher then 800x600, I have a 18" that I don't use at 1024x768 (windows won't let me go any higher, but in red hat I can get it to 1200x1024) That monitor is really dark, so i don't use it for my main one. My main monitor is about an inch or two smaller and is at 1024x768. And my dad's is at 800x600, it's not that big of a monitor, but my dad whines when I try and up the resolution.
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when we move offices ill get dual screens. at the moment there just isnt any room unfortunetly
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1024x768 :shock:
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UNFLUX wrote:
1280x1024 is the optimal resolution IMO. I wish everyone used it.


Ditto that, and voted the same.
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Cold Canuck wrote:
I don't code or design sites to the same level as the gurus here, but I feel that it's vital to be able to view my work at the same rez as the one most likely to be used by a prospective client's customers (800x600 or 1024x768).


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We have had so many conversations about this (or similar, re: browsers)

My dear friend, I am currently editing one of the most popular threads at OZZU to nix dead links and to ensure all images don't distort an 800x600 res browser. 800x600 is almost antiquity but not quite as I personally know many who still use that. I'm doing that for consistancy and to remove dead links. But the general average viewer is going to be browsing at 1024x768. NS 4.x is pretty much toast as I know you know by now. It's time to start telling the client's "This is the way the world is. If you don't like wan't to go dig up Columbus's bones, get with the program" My best advice if your client's are reluctant to advance with the times is to find new clients.

P.S. How's the new "little one" doing?and mom?
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hehe you would have to press your nose to the screen to see anything!!

this is why a lot of people who use computers need glasses and get headaches!!! :)
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musik wrote:
hehe you would have to press your nose to the screen to see anything!!

this is why a lot of people who use computers need glasses and get headaches!!! :)


Ummm...and what res would you be refering too. I wear bifocals and only get hard pressed when it gets to 1600+
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LOL ok you posted before me, the post you wrote saying:

ATNO/TW wrote:
UNFLUX wrote:
1280x1024 is the optimal resolution IMO. I wish everyone used it.


Ditto that, and voted the same.
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musik wrote:
LOL ok you posted before me, the post you wrote saying:

ATNO/TW wrote:
UNFLUX wrote:
1280x1024 is the optimal resolution IMO. I wish everyone used it.


Ditto that, and voted the same.


Okays...Well...I've admitted to the bifocal thing, but It's really hard for me to view less that 1280x1024 now that I'm used to it. I'll have to let you know after my next computer if I can view anything higher, because my current graphic card won't let me go higher than 1280

At the moment, I'm looking at 800x600, and I am so done with that...back to 1280 I go for a decent look to the page.

For what it is worth -- I am not knocking folks who don't know how to keep up with the technology. But it changes so fast, if you don't make an attempt to keep up with it, you will lose out on a world of good stuff.
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oh yeah I agree, it comes down to what your used and what you feel comfortable using.. im just having a dig at the generalisation that computer users wear glasses because their screen is so dang ting ;)
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ATNO/TW wrote:
800x600 is almost antiquity but not quite as I personally know many who still use that.

As of January 2004:
37% of surfers were using 800x600.
47% of surfers were using 1024x768.
only 10% of surfers were using a higher rez.
http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

ATNO/TW wrote:
...the general average viewer is going to be browsing at 1024x768.

Granted, the percentage of people surfing at 800x600 is gradually dropping, but 37% is still a substantial group and still deserves some representation..

ATNO/TW wrote:
It's time to start telling the client's "This is the way the world is.....My best advice if your client's are reluctant to advance with the times is to find new clients.

What does, and should determine the page resolution to use, are the visitors to a client's web site.
If we, as site designers, code a client's web site for a resolution without taking the site's users equipment into account, and a large portion of the client's customers view the site at a less than flattering resolution, and the client becomes aware of the issue through customer complaints, are you going to tell the client, and/or his customers to "get with the program"??
Doing so will likely drive clients to your competition.
It's not difficult to use popular stats resource sites to determine the most common resolution used by a site's visitors, and to make changes as appropriate.

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P.S. How's the new "little one" doing?and mom?

The newest lil one had a problem with too high a billirubin count, and we were close to taking her back to the hospital, but after using a special ultra-violet blanket, we were able to get the problem under control.....it goes without saying that she's cute as a button :-]
Mom, is doing just great after the birth experience, and is now making threats of a third baby :shock: :shock: :shock:


Cheers, as always dude :) :)


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Cold Canuck wrote:

What does, and should determine the page resolution to use, are the visitors to a client's web site.
If we, as site designers, code a client's web site for a resolution without taking the site's users equipment into account, and a large portion of the client's customers view the site at a less than flattering resolution, and the client becomes aware of the issue through customer complaints, are you going to tell the client, and/or his customers to "get with the program"??
Doing so will likely drive clients to your competition.
It's not difficult to use popular stats resource sites to determine the most common resolution used by a site's visitors, and to make changes as appropriate.


This I will agree on. Give "the littlest one" a kiss and hug from me.

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or, if you have the disk space, you could make multiple pages, that branch off from a main splash page.

or better yet an auto-detect script that send them to the appropriate page
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@cold canuck, me and atno had this discussion a while back and I showed him the same stats, he ain't budging on this one I feel. I guess if your site is already up and running you can check to see if those stats are representative of your audience.

Atno - I just realised you analogy with ns4 doesn't work. To get a better bowser is free. To get a larger monitor that is suitable for larger res isn't (unless you are lucky).

@musik 800x600 on 19" monitor :shock: how far back do you sit lol!

At the moment I use 1024x768, which I find optimum for my 17 inches. Am loking to buy a nice big 22" for graphics and long lines of code soon :) and rig up a dual display. maybe. If I don't spend all my money first....
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lol @ musik. I use a 1024x768
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I always have used 1280x1024, but school is another story... 600x800!!! :evil:
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rtm223 wrote:

Atno - I just realised you analogy with ns4 doesn't work. To get a better bowser is free. To get a larger monitor that is suitable for larger res isn't (unless you are lucky).





heehee...my 17" NEC was free *lol --well not quite...I had to pass my networking class with a "B" average to get it (and the computer I'm using - which I did build myself, btw). I actually ended up with a 3.95 (screwed up the last test or it would have been a 4.0), and in all honesty I did pay an extra $35 to upgrade the generic Proview to the NEC
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musik wrote:
this is why a lot of people who use computers need glasses and get headaches!!! :)


I don't know about that... All my 19" monitors are in 1600x1200, my 17" & 15" are in 1280x1024, and my 14" monitors are all in 1024x768, and I have no vision problems.

Maybe I've just become desensitized after sitting in front of 'em for 20 years ;)
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hey Freakyp, cant you change your school's pc res?
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