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Thread: Display Settings

  1. #1
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    Question Display Settings

    Hey All,

    I'm redoing my website and was curious to a certain question. Is 800x600 still a default display setting or is the 1024x768 becoming more common. I ask this because I want to know if I should make two display versions of my site (which the user chooses on the main page)

    Thanks for the poll feedback....

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    Tyger,

    You can write a script to check that for you and store it in a report for later.


    I'd say that most people still run in 800x600. I had a client (who I ended up not doing the site for) who was still running around in 640x480 and got pissed because her images were "too big."

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    i would still assume that 800x600 is most common...but it's not always necessary to code 2 separate pages...

    what i do is code to 800x600 minimum and then using dynamic tables to fill up the screen for higher rez...


    something like


    <table width="100%">
    <tr><td>
    my header which can stretch as far a needed
    </td></tr>
    <tr><td>
    this is a left hand menu which changes widths
    </td>
    <td>
    <table width="585">
    <tr><td>
    this is my main content which is resticted to a width of 500
    </td>
    </tr>
    </table>
    </td>
    </tr>
    </table>
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    I was thinking about that zigar....

    I'm just trying to figure out what's best to do....

    Using a lot of Javascript on my site and don't want anything to end up distorded...

    Once I get the general template done, I'll better know what to do...

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    keep it simple just design for 800x600, larger displays wont distort it to horiblly long as ur code is nt based on %s of 800x600
    what is love but contempt for hate?

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    Use percentages and * in your html so it resizes well... Don't use fixed values.

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    Depending on which machine I am using, my display ranges from 800x600 to 1280x1024. There are actually people at my work that still use 640x480. Untill everyone is using something bigger then a 17" monitor, I would stay with 800x600 coding.
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    I run 1024x768. That is becoming more commnly used. I believe it is the defualt on some flat screens, it was for mine. But it is still mainly the default. If you want, I can get a code for you that finds out what resolution you have and if its 800x600 it goes to the page for that, or 1024x768 it goes to a page for that.
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    Yeah, definetely when defining widths and heights for tables, frames...etc, percentages and wildcards are best, so the website isn't setting-specific...

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    And make sure the page is also Mozilla compatible

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