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    Exclamation What is perfect?

    Hi guys,
    if i start to design a new site... ok,
    what is the perfect resolution to start in.
    600 x 800 or what?

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    Former Staff Member silver trophy Adam P.'s Avatar
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    There is a fair percentage using both 1024 x 768 and 800 x 600.

    Ideally you would design for all screen res and browsers But not everyone does!

    Maybe you could just use % table's and try to make your graphics work in both res
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    i try to make mine work in all resolutions 800x600 and up. i also slice my images so everything resizes with every resolution (800x600+). check out http://www.reality4u.com for an example. it's kinda hard to explain how to slice the images just soso. in fact, i cheat! i use macromedia fireworks.

    i know how to do it the hard way too. that's how i used to have to do it.

    if you want i can make kinda a tutorial thing and show you how to do it.

    anyways hope that helps...
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    The vast majority of Internet users still use an 800x600 screen resolution, but it all depends on the target market of your particular website.

    Get a good stats program, and see which resolution is the most popular on your site. Then design with those stats in mind, but don't completely disregard the other users.

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    can you reccommend a good stats program?

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    When it's a corporate site or a site intended for a broad public, I make them for 800x600. That is of course unless the person I am designing the site for specifically asks for 1024x768.

    Example: Designing an Intranet where everyone have the same settings. The man asked me to design it with Explorer in mind, 1024x768. That was the dream contract since you already know you don't have to deal with cross-browser performance and smaller resolutions.
    Last edited by Jacynthe; Sep 28, 2002 at 19:35.
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    Originally posted by TransFuture
    can you reccommend a good stats program?
    They come with most hosting accounts.

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    Originally posted by TransFuture
    can you reccommend a good stats program?
    Right now I use www.phpee.com and quite like it. Also, check out this article: http://www.ecommercebase.com/article.php?pid=18&aid=808

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    I think the resolution you design for depends on the site.

    SitePoint is designed for 800x600. It's not that their designers can't make a fluid design, but the purpose of the site prevents it from looking good at 1600x1200. If it were fluid, people at those resolutions would see whole articles on ten lines.

    MSN is similar in that respect.

    If you can design a nice fluid site for all browser resolutions, do it. If not, use 800x600 (unless you have a particularly tech-savvy audience).
    Last edited by DPC; Oct 1, 2002 at 15:36.

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    Definately 800x600 is the way to design

    it all looks so much nicer for those using 8x6 and should cover most of your intended visitors

    Wicksie


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