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Alright Warriors, I'm creating a blog and I want to make sure that the blog is good for the majority of browsers resolutions. So here the question...

What resolution do you have your computer set to?

I heard the most common one is 1024x768, but I would like something to back that up, so vote or something.

Mark
#browser #optimization #resolution
  • Profile picture of the author Nickolie0990
    thanks for the two people who have castes their votes, any more.
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  • Profile picture of the author DavidTT
    i dont know about what is too big but 1024x768 is always my choice and its its the perfect in the middle.
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  • Profile picture of the author DavidTT
    btw wheres 1920x1080???
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  • Profile picture of the author Roy Penrod
    Hey, Nick ...

    I started wondering about this myself about a month ago because widescreen monitors are starting to really find their way into people's homes.

    So I started asking people I know who have them about their web browsing habits.

    The majority of the 20 or so people I talked to don't use their browser full screen. They keep several apps open at once and switch between them.

    It's almost like they're using their "desktop" as an actual desktop, and the browser window is just a piece of paper they shuffle around when they need to.

    It's not scientific, but it definitely gave some insight into my friend's browsing habits. I'm guessing they're fairly representative since I have friends across a lot of age groups.

    In the end, I'm just going to stick with designing websites for a 1024 x 768 resolution. 940 pixels to 960 pixels works really well for your web page width.

    Roy
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  • Profile picture of the author Nickolie0990
    thanks for the eight people who have castes their votes, any more.

    Thanks Roy for the advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author corycrabb
    1024x768 most common
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  • Profile picture of the author wtatlas
    1366 x 768 but I tend to resize the windows so that I can see bits of each of them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Powers
    For me, I choose 1024x768.
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  • Profile picture of the author JackTheLad
    Hey Mark,
    A lot of designers nowadays are designing sites based on a page width of 960px.

    This ensures that the website is easily viewed on most browsers and generally fits
    on smaller screens such as the one's found on netbooks etc.

    There's a free grid system called 960gs (960 Grid System), it'll definately come in handy if you're thinking of building a grid style layout.
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  • Profile picture of the author getsmartt
    I normally aim for 1024x768, but I'm beginning to lean towards the 960 width. I run Quad monitors so it is sometimes difficult for me to judge what resolution is best for others, so I tend to stick to the "norms"
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonmorgan
    Here is a twist for you...

    Desktop monitors are getting larger but netbooks are getting smaller and don't forget about smart phones.

    So many resolutions!

    All of my sites are 940px wide. Why? 3 footer widgets at 300px each with 20px margin. Works out perfectly with a 300px wide sidebar plus 600px wide content area. I went with 300px because it's a standard ad size. 940px is also easily divisible by 4 and 5 if I want to mix things up.
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  • Profile picture of the author nelaffiliate
    Mine is set at 1024x768. I think thats really the most common.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr Squeeze
    I use 1024 by 768 anything else on my laptop screen and the text gets really small or extra big lol
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    In general, you want to design your site at about 900 pixels wide and keep any individual content area to 600 or less. People are comfortable with those sizes, and it's unlikely that higher screen resolutions are going to change those comfort levels.
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    • Profile picture of the author cindybidar
      Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

      In general, you want to design your site at about 900 pixels wide and keep any individual content area to 600 or less. People are comfortable with those sizes, and it's unlikely that higher screen resolutions are going to change those comfort levels.
      And please, please, never design a site with a fluid width. My 23" monitor will happily stretch your content across its entire width, but it makes it impossible to read.
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  • Actually Mark -- what you should really do is look at your own log files, and/or include javascript code to test what your visitors use.

    I.e., use some code like this in all your pages:

    <script type="text/javascript">

    document.body.write "<img width=1 height=1 src=www.yourwebsite.com/screenimagesize.gif?width=" + screen.width + "&height=" + screen.height +">";


    </script>


    Then, say after 1 month, you just tally up your browser log details, and you will know exactly what the majority of your users are using.

    Alternatively, you can resize your blog based on the users default screen size.

    I.e.,

    if screen.width = 800 then ... do whatever (i.e., rearrange widgets a ceratin way)

    or if screen.width = 1024 then ... do whatever

    etc, etc.

    John
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    • Profile picture of the author Nickolie0990
      Originally Posted by InternetSuccess001 View Post

      Actually Mark -- what you should really do is look at your own log files, and/or include javascript code to test what your visitors use.

      I.e., use some code like this in all your pages:

      <script type="text/javascript">

      document.body.write "<img width=1 height=1 src=www.yourwebsite.com/screenimagesize.gif?width=" + screen.width + "&height=" + screen.height +">";


      </script>


      Then, say after 1 month, you just tally up your browser log details, and you will know exactly what the majority of your users are using.

      Alternatively, you can resize your blog based on the users default screen size.

      I.e.,

      if screen.width = 800 then ... do whatever (i.e., rearrange widgets a ceratin way)

      or if screen.width = 1024 then ... do whatever

      etc, etc.

      John

      Thanks I think I will do that...
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  • Profile picture of the author Rukshan
    One more vote for 1024x768
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  • Profile picture of the author LetsGoViral
    1920 x 1200.

    What can I say, I'm a balla (at least my laptop is)
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  • Profile picture of the author jamjar919
    I love my dual screens
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