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    Question What browser resolutions is your default layout

    I'm wanting to get as many opinions as possible on this subject. What browser resolutions is your site default layout? Do you layout the site for 800X600, 1024X768 or other?

    Currently I'm undating a whole site and have specific widths I'm working with. If I code to 800X600 I know everything is OK, but there's plenty of wasted space at higher resolutions. But if I layout to 1024X768 default then my layout doesn't look good at 800X600 and you get horizontal browser bar at the bottom.

    This is a problem every web designer faces, so I thought I'd check your thoughts.

    Thanks.

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    1600x1200 21'' crt.......i wish it's more like 1280x1024.makes me feel small.
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    I'm on 1280x960 (since 1280x1024 is unproprtional = bad) and I find sites which extend all over the screen to be quite annoying, since the text lines becomes too long. 800x600 fixed width all the way, baby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M. Johansson
    I'm on 1280x960 (since 1280x1024 is unproprtional = bad) and I find sites which extend all over the screen to be quite annoying, since the text lines becomes too long. 800x600 fixed width all the way, baby.
    I'm running 1600x1200, but I still like sites that are designed for 800x600 becaue I often will not have windows maximized as I am browsing and looking at other windows.

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    The best way to go is to make your layout fit in anything from 800x600 on up and stretch to fit the width. Yeah, the long text lines can get hard to read at high resolutions, so don't maximize your window if you have trouble with that. The point is, the width of the site's layout should adapt to what the user wants it to be.

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    My site is made for 800x600, fixed width table layout (planning on moving to CSS soon ).

    Although on my main computer I use 1152x864.

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    1280 x 1024 19" although my wife who shares the screen likes it at 1024 x 768

    For a long time we compromised at 1152 x 864 but that helped neither of us.

    You'd be brave if you designed the site for anything but 800 x 600
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    800x600 for the smallest you are willing to go. Then either keep it fixed at that size or make it fluid.
    I use higher resolutions on my screens, but i know from being in other peoples houses, and even my dad, who don't like/know anything above 800x600.

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    I have a screen resolution of 1600x1200, but my browser window is almost always at 800x600

    I usually design to 8x6, although the last two projects also had mobile stylesheets, which was a trip!

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    Something I just though of . . . Isn't it annoying when you go to a web site that you can just tell they designed it in only one resolution, 800x600, where if you are using a larger resolution and maximize the screen it changes the layout?
    http://www.statgfx.com

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    With my new sites, I am shooting for 544 X 372 and hope to get 320 X 240 with proper scaling and additional embellishments via CSS for higher resolutions.
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    Fluid. No set resolution / width.

    If someone views the site at 400X600, they'll get much longer pages and the navigation will eat 1/3 of the width...but they don't have to scroll horizontally. Folks who surf with reduced size windows are likewise fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lesli
    Fluid. No set resolution / width.

    If someone views the site at 400X600, they'll get much longer pages and the navigation will eat 1/3 of the width...but they don't have to scroll horizontally. Folks who surf with reduced size windows are likewise fine.
    Only if your navigation floats left or right. If it's a horizontal-flowing bar/tab setup (like SitePoint or Apple.com), then it may go to a 2nd line, but that's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MovieJeff
    I'm wanting to get as many opinions as possible on this subject. What browser resolutions is your site default layout? Do you layout the site for 800X600, 1024X768 or other?

    Currently I'm undating a whole site and have specific widths I'm working with. If I code to 800X600 I know everything is OK, but there's plenty of wasted space at higher resolutions. But if I layout to 1024X768 default then my layout doesn't look good at 800X600 and you get horizontal browser bar at the bottom.

    This is a problem every web designer faces, so I thought I'd check your thoughts.

    Thanks.
    If you use relative values, you do not need to be concerned if the user is viewing your web site with Pocket IE 150X150, WebTV 544X384, 640X480, 800X600 or higher!

    Using "Fluid Design", will enhance the usability of your web site, and you will not have any wasted spaces.

    If you want your web site to be accessible and usable for everyone, no matter what they have for Operating Systems, Web-Browsers, Screen-Resolutions and so on, you better start looking in Accessibility.

    I began a thread here:

    http://www.sitepointforums.com/showt...hreadid=113590

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webnauts
    If you use relative values, you do not need to be concerned if the user is viewing your web site with Pocket IE 150X150, WebTV 544X384, 640X480, 800X600 or higher!
    I'm nit-picking here, but a TV resolution would be 512384, not 544 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia
    I'm nit-picking here, but a TV resolution would be 512384, not 544 .
    I am sorry, but I cannot agree with you. So far I know, WebTV has 544X384 resolution.

    Please have a look here:

    1. http://www.anybrowser.com/ScreenSizeTest.html
    2. http://sepwww.stanford.edu/sep/jon/f...reenDimensions
    3.http://www.efuse.com/Design/webtv-design.html

    By the way, I test produced by me pages also with the WebTV emulator and a real TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia
    I'm nit-picking here, but a TV resolution would be 512384, not 544 .
    Actually, WebTV displays webpages at the equivalent of 640 X 480 on a standard television. However with the user interface wrapping around everything the resulting space is 544 X 384.

    Not only that but WebTV will automatically scale images down to make them fit within that space and does a pretty darn good job of rendering even advanced pages like these forums (I have browsed them on WebTV before).
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    I do not understand the purpose of this survey.

    Here is a good article concerning this topic:

    Arguments for flexible webpage layouts

    http://www.mcu.org.uk/admin/weblog/s...15&contentid=1


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