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How do you determine viewing RESOLUTION?

Discussion in 'Web Design & Development' started by BigDaveinNJ, Jan 23, 2006.

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  1. BigDaveinNJ

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    I have my monitor set for 800 x 600 resolution. Most of the sites I visit fit perfectly on the screen however as of late there have been some sites, especially ones at MySpace etc... where I have to do some major "scrolling" around to see the whole page.

    What is the cause of this. Take this site, for example. It fits just fine on my 800 x 600 screen. There are some sites that you have to scroll all over the place to see the page in full.

    Here are a few questions.....

    1 --- I will be designing a site soon using a WYSIWYG editor. Is there some setting somewhere in these WYSIWYG editors that will determine whether or not the viewer will have to scroll around?

    2 --- What is the web "standard"? So to speak. Is it still 800 x 600?

    3 --- Why is it, when I visit MySpace.com I usually have to scroll all over the place instead of just being able to see it easily, as I can here and on MOST sites?

    Thanks in advance

    DAVID
     
  2. DrP

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    Go to this link:
    http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp
    and scroll down to the Display Resolution section.
    You are in a minority but still a significant minority (about 25% people use a resolution your size). I know from experience that most schools in the UK use 800 x 600 and that's a lot of screens. I gather that 800 x 600 is the minimum size a website need be built for.
     
  3. namenotfound

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    The current "standard" if you will, is 1024x768
    I use a size of 1280x800

    The "size" of a website is determinded by serveral things.

    One is the size of the banner, another is if your site uses <table> tags for layout, the width of the tables. And there are a few other factors, but those are the main two.

    I try to make all my sites accessable to people on 800x600 resolution. If there's any scrolling on my sites for 800x600 users, it's a very small amount (maybe about 10-20 pixels at most they have to scroll)

    The reason Myspace is like that is because of the layout. Mainly the "top 8" you have 2 rows of 4 pictures. That takes up a lot of room. Plus all the other crap they have on there.
     
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