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  • 640 x 480

    2 2.33%
  • 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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    I run 1600x1200x32-bit @ 75Hz on a 19" flat screen Trinitron. I drop down to 800x600 to test the looks. I have to watch closely how large I make image thumbnails since they appear smaller at my screen rez. Incidentally, I could run 88Hz refresh, but I have a GeForce 2 Ultra which has the infamous "rolling lines" problem at some refresh rates. I get the lines at 85Hz and 88Hz, but 75Hz is crystal clear.

    I play 3D games at 1024x786 and 120Hz refresh. That makes a beautiful image. Games like SimCity 3000 or other non-3D games I play at 1280x1024.

    Basically screen real estate is a must. With this rez, I can tile four web browser windows, each one running 800x600. It's like having four monitors in one. I only wish there was a way to have a larger granularity to make it easier to dock the windows against one another and the edge of the screen. Funny how they had that feature in Windows 3.1, but they took it out in Win95/98/Me

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    the highest resolution I can get on my monitor. My work machine is set to 1600x1200 and my home machine can only go to 1280x1024. Wish I could get more. Like lots of windows...!
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    Originally posted by psalzer
    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.
    That's a good point... would the remaining 640*480 users all be visually impaired (to a certain degree)?
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    Originally posted by Ian Glass
    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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    What am I, chopped liver? 800x600 at home. At work I do use 1024x768 but I don't think I could keep that up all day and night anyway.

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    Originally posted by cybercodeur

    That's a good point... would the remaining 640*480 users all be visually impaired (to a certain degree)?
    I don't know. Very possibly. I do most of my sites to work on 640x480 or at least not have much of a horizontal scroll at that resolution, but I honestly don't see how you can really surf at 640x480 any more. You must get like a corner of a page most of the time.

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    1280*1024 on 19" monitor.... I'm in Photoshop all the time and the ill take all the real estate i can get

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    1024 * 768 on a 17" monitor at work and 1280 * 1024 on a 19" monitor at home.

    Incidentally, no need to repost a thread. This thread was begun here.

    Also, a search of the SPF archives would reveal similar threads:
    1. What resolution do you use? (Poll)
    2. 800x600: Does anyone REALLY use this anymore? (poll)

    The second one is a massive one.

    I might add to this discussion though, as I have in these other ones, 800x600 will be the predominant resolution for years to come, especially with XP just being released. The default set by Microsoft is 800x600 and unless people change it, that's just the way it is. With so many non-techy people or people who just don't know that much about Windows, 800x600 remains the predominant resolution and will be for some time until maybe the next consumer release of Windows.

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    i didn't vote because i use 1152x864 on a 17" monitor.
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    1152 x 864 on a 15" Monitor

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    Originally posted by cow
    i didn't vote because i use 1152x864 on a 17" monitor.
    I have actually just moved up to that resolution on a 17" monitor, it really like it now i've got used to it.

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    Screen Resolution

    1280 x 1024 17" IBM NetVista
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    I view at 1024x768, and I try to ensure that my background images can compensate for the variance in higher and loweer screen res.

    what annoys me is when webmasters lays the site out for only one screen res, nd leave me compelled to scroll to the side in order to view all of the page, heh

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    Arrow 1024 x 768 on 17" screen

    I use 1024 x 768 on 17" screen and I switch back to 800x600 sometimes to check how designs look.

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    Sometimes Ill spend a day in 800 x 600 and then switch to 1280 x 1024 for the rest of the week. I like seeing different perspectives all the time.


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    800 x 600 all the way.

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    Re: Screen Resolution

    Originally posted by nikul
    1280 x 1024 17" IBM NetVista
    Insane. Your eyes must be falling out of their sockets by now.

    I play it safe for my health -- 1024x768 @ 85Hz on a 17" screen.

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    LOL - I use 1280 x 1024 on a 17" monitor as well, I must have great eyes.

    I see everything quite fine, my eyes do obviously hurt after about 10 hours straight :P.
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    Lightbulb I design 750x400 for the masses

    Over the past year, I have been designing any and all of my client websites 750x400. I find that you can't go wrong on any PC monitor. This is a format that is most favored by my clients -- I am even teaching my students to use a Photoshop template of this size to start with.

    Does anybody have any reasoning if and why this is a poor practice? (PS. yes, I do exceed the height of 400 pixels when a site needs to scroll and reveal info. But if I exceed a 750 width, I find too many emails in my inbox from clients telling me their customers are complaining that info is getting "cut-off" on the right, and they need to scroll)

    Note: I design everything on a MAC, but I always test on a PC w/ 800x600 resolution
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    I find 750 works well too. However you can always adjust the margin settings to fit more onto the screen despite resolution.
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    Re: I design 750x400 for the masses

    Originally posted by bigbproductions
    Over the past year, I have been designing any and all of my client websites 750x400. I find that you can't go wrong on any PC monitor. This is a format that is most favored by my clients -- I am even teaching my students to use a Photoshop template of this size to start with.
    I do this too. While flexible designs are cool, they just end up looking like dirt when expanded. (especially due to the fact that long lines of text are hard to read) 750px looks fine in most resolutions, except 640x580, and those people are used to scrolling anyway, and also BADLY need to upgrade.
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    I was using 1280x1024, but I couldn't be bothered changing resolutions all the time so I dropped back down to 1024x 768
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