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    Resolution issuse

    Hi

    I'm looking for a code that will check for the user's resolution and if it isn't, let say: 1024-768 then it will alert the user and tell him to change his resolution for a better view of the site.

    Hope that you will help me...
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    Here is a link to one that you should be able to modify:
    http://www.javascriptkit.com/script/cut135.shtml

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    Thanks mite, that exacly what I needed!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepingdanny
    I'm looking for a code that will check for the user's resolution and if it isn't, let say: 1024-768 then it will alert the user and tell him to change his resolution for a better view of the site.
    If only it was that easy.

    You'll need to be very lucky or have one helluva site in order to convince people to change their usual monitor resolution just because your site asks them to.


    Just a friendly 'heads up'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Posters
    If only it was that easy.

    You'll need to be very lucky or have one helluva site in order to convince people to change their usual monitor resolution just because your site asks them to.


    Just a friendly 'heads up'.
    Let's also not forget that most people don't even know how to change their resolution. It's the reason my mom had 640480 on her monitor until I changed it a few months back. You'd have to give instructions on how to change resolutions for Windows, Mac, Linux, etc. It's honestly more trouble than it's worth; I'd rethink your layout if I were you, or if you're catering to a specific audience in which the majority has a high screen resolution, then let the small fraction of users that don't have a high resolution deal with horizontal scrolling.

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    Acually I do give them instructions about how to change the resolution...
    I really just wanted to advice them to change it or the site can be a little bit messy (Tables you know...).

    I think that most users use a large resolution this days.
    Its a quite nice site, you might wanna check it out: http://www.our-network.net
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepingdanny
    ...or the site can be a little bit messy.

    "Bad workmen always... etc... etc..."
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    Since I've started to build web sites, it always a problem for me to set tables so they wont change when someone with a low resolution comes to the site.
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    In this case, 'low' is relative.

    At 45-50% of current web users, 800*600 is much closer to 'average' than you seem to appreciate.
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    Might be, but now most of us turn to a higher resolution, but to some
    it doesn't metter and even comfy that they see their desktop icons in a big size and etc.
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    Don't get me wrong, I hear what you're saying and to a certain extent I agree.
    I'm no fan of 800*600 users either.
    Still, 45% is a large portion of an audience to potentially alienate by not offering them your site or at least some reasonable semblance of it.

    Is there really no way you can build it so that scrollbars kick in at resolutions lower than 1024*768 resolutions rather than have the site collapse?
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    It isn't really collapsing when someone with a lower resolution enters, but some tables in certein pages in the site shrink a little bit, so the text inside this tables goes to a different line and not like I planned it to do... So you see
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    Also, what makes you think that someone at 1024768 will even have their browser window fullscreened? Although my resolution is 12801024 or 1152864, my window size is usually somewhere around 800600 anyway, since I usually have 5-10 windows (not all of them are browsers) open on my desktop for various things. Some users will change their resolution and say "OK, now what? The site still doesn't look right" if their window isn't fullscreened, and they'll leave your site. Honestly, this is probably too much trouble for the small gain you get.

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    I think that I already passed this issuse, and I decided just to alert
    them or maybe write somewhere in site ot advice them to change .... ADVICE

    So anyway, thanks for "Helping"
    Danny Grubman @ http://www.our-network.net
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