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 Does anyone know what is considered the 'standard' screen resolution these days?? Mine is at 1280 x 1024, and I suddenly realised I am designing everything to suit me, but it may not be good for smaller resolutions. Can anyone help or does anyone have advice?

 





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I have a few members with 800 by 600 so I try to make the theme work for them.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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As Ami says, there are typically so few people running at anything lower than 800x600 on desktop computers that it's inefficient to try and cater for them.

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I have drop down menus and one side bar to make the site work for the low res people.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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1024 x 768 appears to be the norm these days, but there are users out there that have 'lesser' resolutions (and monitor sizes, for that matter), and we should be catering for ALL of them as web designers.




The stats are for my site, but I'd hazard a guess that they're similar for your userbase.

The browser share is what makes me use IE to build and display. Most of my users use IE because it comes bundled with their computer software, and they can't be bothered to go chasing after a replacement. I use IE7 because I find it a darn sight more user-friendly than FF. I also have a bunch of BHOs for IE, that I'm sure are available as plugins for FF, but isn't that the same thing?




Don't try to convince me otherwise because I've used them all - still do, to check cross browser displays - but since my userbase is 'IE-centric', I guess that that is what I shall stick with!

Take my advice. I'm not using it!

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Perfect - thanks Fletch. Exactly what I was looking for - they 'average'. As I said above, I use my own monitors maximum resloution, and I no longer remember what I resolution I am designing for.

I looked at my site (still closed) on a friend's PC the other day and was shocked - it looked a mess, and couldn't work out why nor could I change it. His resolution and settings were obviously custom-ruined. I couldn't even fix it nor could I proudly show him what I had constructed… it was dreadful.

My site on 800 x 600 is pretty shabby, but above that is 'bearable'. IMHO I suspect the average user doesn't know how to change their resolution due to me asking on other sites and people just not having a clue.

 

 





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. . . I suspect the average user doesn't know how to change their resolution . . .

Don't be hard on users. It really is a very personal preference. My wife has cranked down the res to 1024x768 on the monitor I dumped on her, and on which I found 1280x1024 perfectly acceptable. She complains that she can't see things clearly at the higher res.

By the same token, NOTHING I try gets me a decent display on the laptop that lies around as an 'email-quick-access' machine. That is set at 1024x768, but the screen size, 15-inch, moves text on to different lines, especially in box headers.

So I guess it's 'horses for courses'. If we can satisfy the majority, I think we've done the best we can!

Take my advice. I'm not using it!

View my working ocPortal site (version 9.x.x) at Anglo-Indian Portal
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Fletch said

Don't be hard on users.

So I guess it's 'horses for courses'. If we can satisfy the majority, I think we've done the best we can!
 
GOOD LORD!! I wasn't meaning to come across like that. I am happy - I really just didn't have a clue what the 'standard' is - ie what most people use. As you say, we all get used to what we use.

I switched to max resolution for my moniter because I do a lot of 'design' work where it is useful to  see 'full' pages (I still use quark…:O). I am just so accustomed to it I take it for granted I guess (and yes I wear glasses :P).



 





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:thumbs:

Take my advice. I'm not using it!

View my working ocPortal site (version 9.x.x) at Anglo-Indian Portal
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Fletch said

Reggie said

. . . I suspect the average user doesn't know how to change their resolution . . .
  Don't be hard on users. It really is a very personal preference. My wife has cranked down the res to 1024x768 on the monitor I dumped on her, and on which I found 1280x1024 perfectly acceptable. She complains that she can't see things clearly at the higher res.

By the same token, NOTHING I try gets me a decent display on the laptop that lies around as an 'email-quick-access' machine. That is set at 1024x768, but the screen size, 15-inch, moves text on to different lines, especially in box headers.

So I guess it's 'horses for courses'. If we can satisfy the majority, I think we've done the best we can!
  I do agree lots of my members have older monitors and can not have it larger then 800 by 600 and I even have some who can not see all that way and have it set on that as well.


I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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 The "standerd" resolution will never be the same as the increase of monitors technology and size changes over time. Don't just go for smaller resolutions%2C go for the larger and wider resolutions too.
 

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