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Old 09-05-2004, 12:39 PM
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resolution settings

What does your monitor have for best viewing?

What do most peeps use?
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Old 09-10-2004, 07:40 AM
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My monitor will display 1920x1024 but if you're building a web page you'll want to accomodate the majority of users. According to a developer website I use here are the "surfer stats":

BROWSERS
75% MSIE6
20% MSIE5
01% MOZILLA
01% NS COMP.
<1% OPERA

SCREEN RESOLUTION
48% 1024x768
39% 800x600
05% 1280x1024
02% 1152x864
01% 640x480
<1% 1600x1200

COLOR DEPTH
56% 4B(32bit)
33% 65K(16bit)
07% 16M(24bit)
02% 256 (8bit)

OPERATING SYSTEM
49% WIN XP
26% WIN 98
17% WIN 2000
02% WIN NT
01% WIN 95
01% MAC
<1% Web TV
<1% Linux
<1% UNIX
<1% WIN 3.X
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Old 09-10-2004, 08:47 PM
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Great post tx_angler !
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Old 09-12-2004, 06:18 PM
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An important factor in designing a website is screen resolution, and browser. I spent countless hours trying to get my Halloween site to work well in both IE and Netscape, at both large and small resolution. Considering I used css for that site extensively when I redesigned it, that was a pain in the butt. Not everyone surfs at the same screen size, and a lot of things that work in IE don't work the same in Netscape. It's important to remember too that in lawn care, you might have older folks looking at your webpage, and often they get confused by fancy web page tricks, don't have their browsers set to allow things like Java, Flash, etc. My pages aren't flashy, but they get my point across simply and I try to keep all my users in mind when I designed it.

Most servers will give you user reports where you can see who is using what at what sizes and resolutions.
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Old 09-20-2004, 12:53 AM
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My laptop ran defult with 1280x1024, but it's what I set most everything on.

Though I still find waay to many people using 600x800 --; (I was messing with resolutions once and 600x800 looked like it was eating my screen or something weird. oo

I find it best to make layouts that will fit in 600x800 but will expand or at least fill in bigger resolutions.
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