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  • 640 x 480

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  • 800 x 600

    16 18.60%
  • 1024 x 768

    41 47.67%
  • 1280 x 1024

    20 23.26%
  • 1600 x 1200

    7 8.14%
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    Question 800 X 600 or 1024 X 768? What screen resolution do you use?

    I was just wondering what is the most common screen resolution in use. Personally, i use 1024 x 768 but what do you use?


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    1152x864 on a 19" monitor


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    1024, on 15,17 and 19 inch monitors.

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    1024 x 768 on a 15" monitor
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    1024*768 on 17" screen
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    1280 x 1024 on a 21" monitor. I could take it up to 1600 x 1200, but it makes the text wayyyyyyyy to small and my eyes are bad enough already!

    Oh, and I have my IE window set to 1024 x 768 as going full screen is too 'in your face'!
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    On a side note: It is important to remember that the SitePoint community is not an accurate proportion with the rest of the world in terms of monitors & resolutions. Web developers generally have better computer equipment.

    Just figured I'd toss in the thought.
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    I use 1024x768x82Hz at the moment. I'd use higher resolution but the refresh rate is not good enough on my monitor. When I get a new monitor I might start using closer to my graphics card's maximum resolution of 2048x1536 (m....maybe).

    Actually I'm using 800x600x72Hz right now because I'm away from home and it's annoying me. My eyes are in pain...
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    Originally posted by goober
    On a side note: It is important to remember that the SitePoint community is not an accurate proportion with the rest of the world in terms of monitors & resolutions. Web developers generally have better computer equipment.

    Just figured I'd toss in the thought.
    Good thing you did goober, that way I won't have to!

    As for myself, it's 1280*1024 with a 21" monitor... just like Saz249.
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    I use a Laptop and to see anthing clear/sharp and without any shadow effect I use 1400 x 1050
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    1024 X 768 on 17" monitor

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    1024 x 768 as well as 800 x 600 when I evaluate websites
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    1024 x 768 on my 17 flat screen, not flat panel, but flat screen , i use 800 x 600 to make sure my designs will fit without scrollbars on the bottom...i HATE those things

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    It look likes 800x600 will be an endangered species soon.

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    Originally posted by johnn
    It look likes 800x600 will be an endangered species soon.
    Very unsafe to draw that conclusion, John.

    I say this because the 800x600 resolution may be going out of style (and is almost gone) within the web design community, but home users who can't or don't upgrade as often as the world would like them will be using 800x600 for a long time to come, I fear.
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    ^^ that's right.
    800x600 is going to take at least another year or two to die. geeks usually ahve better computers
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    Originally posted by johnn
    It look likes 800x600 will be an endangered species soon.
    Hell, no!

    From Thecounter.com's Global resolution statistics:

    800x600 52%
    1024x768 34%
    640x480 4%
    1280x1024 3%
    1152x864 2%
    Unknown 1%
    1600x1200 0%

    Then, have a look at the same time one year ago:

    800x600 53%
    1024x768 31%
    640x480 5%
    1280x1024 3%
    1152x864 2%
    Unknown 1%
    1600x1200 0%

    Wow, those 800x600 folks are dropping REAL fast, dont you think?
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    Mattias, Mattias, Mattias... always stealing the words right out of my keyboard...

    Nope, I'm afraid we will have to do with 800*600 for as long as there will be 15" and 17" monitors out there. The default setting for a 19" monitor is 1024*768, but those evil 15 and 17 inch monitors are defaulted to 800*600... and since our beloved web users don't know how to change it, we'll have to wait until their monitors blow up.
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    1152 on my flat screen 17.

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    Originally posted by cybercodeur
    Mattias, Mattias, Mattias... always stealing the words right out of my keyboard...

    Nope, I'm afraid we will have to do with 800*600 for as long as there will be 15" and 17" monitors out there. The default setting for a 19" monitor is 1024*768, but those evil 15 and 17 inch monitors are defaulted to 800*600... and since our beloved web users don't know how to change it, we'll have to wait until their monitors blow up.
    Possible. However, I have another theory. I think that a lot of those 15" and 17" monitors did, in fact, blow up, and did get replaced.

    I think the high percentage of 800x600 might be due to part of the obsolete monitors being replaced by TFT/LCD screens instead, either standalone or in laptops. If this is correct, we are facing yet another wave of the same thing as handheld computers grow popular.
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    I use 1280x1024 on both of my computers -- and both are 17" monitors. The default for 17" is 1024x768 -- not 800x600.

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    It's not always about not knowing how to change the resolution. 1024x768 on a 17" is hard for many people to read. I can't use it at home even wearing glasses. At work, same size, but newer monitor, better video card maybe - I can and do, but at the end of the day it starts to hurt.

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    I recently switched over from 800 x 600 to 1024 x 768 on my 15" monitor.

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    I use 800 x 600 at 75Hz on a fifteen inch. I would go to a higher resolution, but my monitor drops down to 60Hz which just plain hurts to read. Besides the text gets blurry at higher resolutions. I guess it serves me right for buying Pixie. ;-)

    I feel so lonely as the only one in this thread at 800 x 600. :-(

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    AT a local store, in westminster, Southern California where I live, Fry Electronics, monitors 17" (16" viewable)1024x768, are on sales for $70 after all rebates. It's just so cheap!


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