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resolution settings

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by Ken Kesey, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. Ken Kesey

    Ken Kesey LawnSite Member
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    Posts: 115

    What does your monitor have for best viewing?

    What do most peeps use?
  2. tx_angler

    tx_angler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 278

    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":

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

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

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

    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
  3. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Posts: 4,041

    Great post tx_angler !
  4. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,137

    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.
  5. TooLPrincessBlaze

    TooLPrincessBlaze LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    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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