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icon10.gif  Website Resolution Mon, 06 January 2003 12:28 Go to next message

Website Resolution[ 15 vote(s) ]
1.800x600 7 / 47%
2.1024x768 8 / 53%
3.640x480 0 / 0%

Hey all,
I'm making a website for my girlfriend's uncles business. They deal in high-end audiophile gear.
I want some opinions on what resolution I should make the site for. I made it to suit 800x600, but it just didn't look right. Its hard to fit everything in. I've looked through the stats for my own website, and most people are using 1024x768. Should I just optimise it for this?

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Re: Website Resolution Mon, 06 January 2003 12:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
1024x768 is a must these days! If you cant get that resolution you really need an upgrade Razz
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Re: Website Resolution Mon, 06 January 2003 12:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
I dont like the guy but hes right

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Re: Website Resolution Mon, 06 January 2003 12:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Yep 1024 x 768.
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Re: Website Resolution Mon, 06 January 2003 12:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
manipulate wrote on Mon, 06 January 2003 22:31

I dont like the guy but hes right

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Thats not very nice Sad Ya bitch Twisted Evil Laughing
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Re: Website Resolution Mon, 06 January 2003 12:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
(u know im messing)

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Re: Website Resolution Mon, 06 January 2003 12:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
I know I know Razz Now come give yo daddy a big hug Embarassed
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Re: Website Resolution Mon, 06 January 2003 13:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
How bout making it 1280*1024....would suit me great.

or possibly 1600*1200

If you don't like it....buy a bigger monitor Laughing Laughing
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Re: Website Resolution Mon, 06 January 2003 20:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
1024x768 for any computer heads, no issues there. for average joe user all the ones i've worked on have been 800x600 - seems to be about the standard.

example : http://www.anz.com/australia/support/general/About Site.asp
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Re: Website Resolution Mon, 06 January 2003 21:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Why not just design alternate versions of the pages for different resolutions, then run a script that checks the viewer's resolution setting and loads the corresponding page accordingly? (I'm pretty sure that's quite easily done... just requires a bit more time and a little more web-space.)

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Re: Website Resolution Mon, 06 January 2003 22:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
1024*768 is definitely the current industry standard.
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icon1.gif  Re: Website Resolution Mon, 06 January 2003 22:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Industry standard or not, about half the people who view web pages run 800x600.

If you don't cater for them, fine, but you'll be pissing off half the people who come to your site.

I know it's a PITA, but that's what you've gotta do.

And Paul, that's not as easy as it sounds. And you'll have to make changes to twice as many files if anything changes...
It's possible, but why not just design your website so that it works on anything from 800x600 and up?
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Re: Website Resolution Mon, 06 January 2003 23:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
I can make it to suit 800x600, I originally made it that way, but it was pissing me off royally because it was hard to fit the design the people suggested to me into that size.
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icon2.gif  Re: Website Resolution Mon, 06 January 2003 23:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Yeah, 800x600 is really bad. But it's always like that.

640x480 used to be bad. Real bad.

And in a couple of years time, 1024x768 will be a PITA to code to...

That's just life.
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Re: Website Resolution Tue, 07 January 2003 04:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Thanks to Nark's help, the site now looks f'ing awesome in both 800x600 and 1024x768. Thanks dude!
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Re: Website Resolution Wed, 08 January 2003 14:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
It depends on your target audience.

If you are dealing with a client base that is more likely to have 1024 x 768 then it may be in your best interests to pitch the site at them.

I design for 800x600 but I am do sites that are more utility than glamor.

Just make sure you don't put anything that is overly important down the right hand side of the page. Arrange things so that 800x people will see part of it and if they are interested they will scroll their browser windows to see that information.

Allow the text to flow, but limit the size of any block to 500-600 px wide. Then your clients will not have to scroll left and right continuously to read it.

IMHO, and this is only my opinion, your site should be generic enough so that it can be viewed successfully in any up to date browser regardless of view port area and remember that their are disabled clients out there as well who will be looking for text.

Cheers Megan
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Re: Website Resolution Wed, 08 January 2003 21:45 Go to previous message
I've now done it to work for 800x600+. Thanks to a little ingenuity from Nark, it looks good! Very Happy
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