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View Poll Results: Is your primary site designed with 640x480 in mind?

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  • Yes - it shapes up well at all resolutions.

    22 37.93%
  • No - it is designed for larger resolutions but incompatible at 640x480.

    36 62.07%
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    SitePoint Evangelist tdevil's Avatar
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    My stats majority is from the States, with a small Aussie percentage

    I can check the same page I got the resolutions from to show you - here ya go :-)

    Unknown 237924 52.42%

    North-America 182452 40.20%

    Europe 12586 2.77%

    Australia 11899 2.62%

    Asia 7116 1.56%

    (Not sure where the continent "unknown" is )

    Top domains

    .com US Commercial 166274 36.63%

    .net Network 128795 28.37%

    - Unknown 106696 23.51%

    .ca Canada 10980 2.41%

    .au Australia 9354 2.06%

    .nl Netherlands 2976 0.65%

    .nz New Zealand 2542 0.56%

    .edu US Educational 2464 0.54%

    .uk United Kingdom 2160 0.47%

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    A helpful link

    Something I just stumbled across.

    http://www.serve.com/apg/workshop/64...est/index.html

    Does your site measure up? Mine doesn't... yet

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    I try to design with all resolution in mind, but my monitor doesn't go down to 640 X 480 so I always have to guess and keep my fingers crossed.

    Does anyone know if writing javascript:resizeTo(640,480); gives an accurate representation for monitors that don't really go that low? Or are the images not at the right size with that work-around?

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    I love stretchy sites and both mmj's and the one he posted are wonderful examples. I have some sites that are stretchy, but most are fixed width. I was wondering if anyone had advice for making a site with less content than the examples given, stretchy. That's the problem I most often encounter. Most of the sites I do are small, or at least start out very small and are are light on content to begin with, so I wind up with a fixed design and then, of course, it's a pain to change it later.

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    Not everyone with a vision impairment is old (mid 40s indeed, that's the prime of life!) I usually design for 800x600 because I'm not good enough at this to make things work in all resolutions, but that's my goal.
    Paula

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    huh?

    what do you mean by stretchy pages and fixed tables
    coiL
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    Stretchy or liquid pages are set up, usually, but not necessarily, in tables, so that they expand to fill the space on the screen. Fixed width pages are done with tables set to a particular pixel width, to fit a minimum resolution, usually either about 600 to fit a 640 width or 760 to fit an 800 width.

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    Originally posted by tdevil

    I also have a friend with a 19" (monitor ) and he prefers the 800*600.
    What a waste of money, what's the point of getting an 19" when the resolution is stuck at 600*800?

    I can't stand using 600*800 on my 15", everything's just so big and a waste of screen space.

    I make sites 600*800 friendly, but usable at lower resolution, although they'll have to do some scrolling.

    I figue that since they prefer to use 640*480, they probably got used to scrolling anyway.

    It's better to design for slightly newer technology rather than supporting old ones, otherwise we'll never be able to get rid of them.

    WindowsXP doesn't even allow you to change to 640*480 if your monitor can support a higher resolution.

    The problem with liquid and stretchy sites is that they're mainly tables dominated, which can have some good designs as we have all seen before. But very hard to do when the site is inside a graphical interface.

    Just a side note...Yahoo.com on a 640*480 screen will cause the browser to have a horizontal scroll bar.

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    What a waste of money, what's the point of getting an 19" when the resolution is stuck at 600*800?
    Lets see - vision imparied people. Someone who play computer games (most games are still at 800*600)
    - crag
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    Mmm, got a point there, just that 19" monitors are really expensive in here, and 600*800 is massive on a 17" monitor already. Most people over here who buys 19" are either hardcore gamers or graphics designers, and just wouldn't make sense for them to do their work on 600*800.


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