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    What resolutions do you test your sites for?

    Just curious as to what screen resolutions you all test your sites for before delivering/deploying. I think 1024x768 is still standard these days, but with the proliferation of netbooks and devices like the iphone, blackberry's, etc. on one end and large displays (presumably with large resolutions) at the other end I'd like to know how everyone approaches this both in terms of design and later in test.

    You can use CSS for example to handle a wide range of resolutions and look fairly nice, but it really depends on the type of site you are developing. A WordPress based site is one thing vs. a coded from scratch (or using a framework) site vs. a flash intensive site, etc.

    Share your approaches with us.

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    I mainly just test for width, and I try to make sure that my sites work down to screen widths of 800px.
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    The only specific width worth testing for is to make sure that it will fit when printed on A4 paper (which equates to about 750px width).

    Other than for that you don't know how big an area your visitors will have to view the page in since no one collects statistics on browser viewport size and screen resolution is irrelevant. You might want to test that it still looks okay when full screen on a large monitir set to 1600x1200 resolution and also on a small handheld with say a 200x150 resolution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyview View Post
    Just curious as to what screen resolutions you all test your sites for before delivering/deploying.
    Usually 96 dpi.
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