Help. What resolution do you use?

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  1. Neil Joseph

    Neil Joseph Lead Actor

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    I designed a website for my dad. He sent an e-mail to some expert who said that the site needed to be more resolution friendly (for 640x480, 800x600 etc and up). It was initially designed for 1024x768, so I redesigned it for 800x600 (to heck with 640x480 I thought!!)
    My question is, what resolution do you use? If I designed the site for 800x600 optimum, is that a problem to any users out there. I assume that most people know how to switch resolutions but there may be some that don't know how.
    Here is the site... Winston's Custom Guitars.
    Comments, suggestions.
     
  2. Patrick McCart

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    1024x768

    I can't stand the 800x600 displays at my school!!!
     
  3. Mark Dubbelboer

    Mark Dubbelboer Screenwriter

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    I'm 1024*768 at work and it drives me insane.
    I'm at some weird number like 1280*1024 at home and i love it. Might as well take advantage of my eyesight while i have it right[​IMG]
     
  4. Artur Meinild

    Artur Meinild Screenwriter

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    1280*1024

    I think it's safe to optimize a webpage for 800*600 these days.
     
  5. ChrisV

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    1024 x 768 at home

    1280 x 1024 at work

    I think it depends on your target audience. A lot of people who are less "computer savvy" will have their resolution set at 640 x 480 still. In fact I have a friend who claims he can't read his screen if he sets it any higher. It drives me nuts, but he's a strange fellow.
     
  6. Paul_D

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    1024x768
     
  7. Alex Spindler

    Alex Spindler Producer

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    1024x768 at work and 1600x1200 at home. I love this resolution. Give it a week and several of you will convert.
     
  8. Martin Fontaine

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    1152x864 at home (21" Screen)

    1024x768 at work (17" Screen)
     
  9. Graeme Clark

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    1280x1024 - Love this monitor.

    XP will not actually let me go lower than 800x600 through the display panel anymore.

    When I design pages, I try to make it look as good as possible in all resolutions, which usually means tables that use a % instead of a fixed pixel width while trying to keep 640x480 as viewable as possible (but sometimes scroll bars are impossible to avoid).

    I used to work on a number of gaming sites, and would get, from time to time, complaints that the site doesn't look good in 640. You'd think gamers, if anyone, would keep the res up as high as possible.
     
  10. Jason Whyte

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    1024x768
     
  11. Nick Sievers

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    1024x768 on 21" screen, any higher resolution and it gets to annoying to read things [​IMG]
     
  12. Bernhard

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    I use 1152x864 on my 19" monitor.
     
  13. Craig LeBlanc

    Craig LeBlanc Stunt Coordinator

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    I use 1280x1024 @85hz here at work and at home. Gotta love having 19" fd trinitron monitors !
     
  14. Jay H

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    1024x768x16bit colors.. both at home and work on 17" monitors.
    Jay [​IMG]
     
  15. Ricky Hustle

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    1280 x 1024
     
  16. Darren H

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    Neil, here's a helpful link:
    http://www.thecounter.com/stats/2001/November/res.php
    It provides monthly statistics on things like resolution, browsers, traffic, etc. Here's the breakdown for November:
    800x600 - 54%
    1024x768 - 33%
    640x480 - 4%
    1280x1024 - 3%
    1152x864 - 2%
    unknown - 1%
    1600x1200 - less than 1%
    Design for 800x600 and your safe with all but 4% of the population.
     
  17. Joe D

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    1024x768 for a 17" moniter.
     
  18. David Ely

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    1024x768 at work

    1600x1200 at home
     
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    1600x1200 @ 85Hz on my gorgeous Iiyama 22" monitor.
     
  20. Kurt B

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    1280x1024 both at the office and home.

    I design for 800x600 mostly, but try to use non-fixed pixel when possible.
     

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