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What Resolution is your Computer?

Discussion in 'General Topic Polls' started by ahhjaws, September 24, 2002.

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What Resolution is your Computer?

  1. 640x480

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. 800x600

    8 vote(s)
    17.0%
  3. 1024x768

    16 vote(s)
    34.0%
  4. 1280x1024

    12 vote(s)
    25.5%
  5. 1600x1200

    10 vote(s)
    21.3%
  6. Other

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
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  1. ahhjaws

    ahhjaws Moab Edition Explorer

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    Just wondering. I was working on my website and realized that I make it to work with 800X600 pixels, but when you look at it with any other resolution, it looks bad.

    What is the most popular resolution out there?

    You can check multiple boxes if your work/home computers are different.
     
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  3. section525

    section525 sextion525 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    I can tell you the numbers for the people going to my explorer website, which 98% come from here:

    1024x768 44%
    800x600 36%
    1280x1024 16% <-me
    1152x864 3%

    If I were you I'd design your site for 1024x768. That is the direction the internet is going. Also, the actual viewable size would be 955x600 (due to navigation buttons and address bars.
     
  4. Alec

    Alec Elite Moderator Moderator Emeritus

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    I have my 19" monitor on 1024x768. I like to sit back from the monitor a bit so this is good. I think most websites should stay 800x600 though, especially since a lot of internet users like to have multiple smaller windows open. 800x600 is accomodating for almost everyone.
     
  5. Jefe

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    Other: 1600x1200 x2 (dual monitor) x2 (both work and home) :D

    As far as web design is concerned, I design for 1024x768, but make sure its still "viewable" at 800x600.
     
  6. tbomb

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    mines 1400x1050 because of the stupid video card that dell installed in my laptop. if i make it "smaller" then it gets really blurry. if i had my choice, id make it 1024x768.
     
  7. section525

    section525 sextion525 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    I can't even see how people could stand a 800x600. I recently went from 1024 to 1280 and theres no way i could go back. Everything seems so big at 800x600.
     
  8. Robb

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    I use a Dell Inspiron 8100 and use 1024x768 all the time. That 1400x1050 will drive you nuts (or blind). How "blurry" does it get at lower resolutions?

    Robb
     
  9. tbomb

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    thats what i have, the 8100. got back in april. the 1024x768 gets blurry enough to give you a headache in 15 minutes - like wearing a friends glasses. when i first got the computer, i made the text bigger and a few little tweaks like that, so its not too bad. i dont plan on keeping this laptop that long. right now, and in the last 3 years, ive done a lot of traveling, but in the next year or so, ill be pretty much settled for a while, so im gonna build a nice desktop setup, with 1024x768 resolution ;) :D
     
  10. Robb

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    tbomb,
    I can only suggest to please go to Dell's website and download the latest video driver. I got my 8100 in the fall of last year, before XP came out, so it came with ME. I upgraded to XP home, and most things were fine but never got the latest video and keyboard drivers. A few months ago, I swapped over to XP Pro (corporate) and downloaded the newest video drivers and everything has worked great. I had to d/l the newest keyboard driver also to get the volume/media buttons to work. I can try to email my video driver if you have trouble finding it.

    Good luck and don't settle.......................the Inspiron 8100 is a helluva machine

    Robb
     
  11. ahhjaws

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    Hey, I have a favor to ask. I switched my resolution to 1024x768, and man, everything is so freakin small, But I only have a 15" Monitor. Those with this size on, can you go to my website and see if it looks OK? I will fix the home page, cause that is messed up a tad. Are the pictures too small for you guys? They are just right for 800x600.
     
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    Chris.. what you need to do is resize your title image. Right now it's about 1800x750 pixels and 150 dpi. You need it no wider than 760 pixels and 72dpi. Thats why its 200+k.
     
  13. ahhjaws

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    Yeah, your right. I usually use 72 dpi to all my other pics. Thanks I missed that one.
     
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    There 80K is a little better.
     
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    I run my 17" on my PC at 1024x768 and my lowly old 100mhz PowerPC Mac is stuck forever at 640x480.
     
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    Usually at 1024x768, change to 1280x1024 when I need it... If I try to go higher, everything gets messed up looking, I haven't used 800x600 in a while (at least at home, work is 800x600)... I'd say make sure it's viewable at 800x600
     
  17. Lifted95X

    Lifted95X The Xplorer U Luv to H8

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    My 21" monitor is set at 1600X1200. I do design work, and the more workspace you have...the better.
     
  18. LowdPypes

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    rule of thumb...

    do most of your design work by using percentages on a 640x480 layout then view it on a 1280x1024 machine. When I do webwork for companies and small businesses, it has to look right on ALL machines. In my office I have a 21" SGI GDM (mfg by Sony) and a 15" monitor (who cares who makes it, it's only 15") and as I update them, I can view it on both screens. If you only have a small monitor, there is software out there that will make dialog boxes set to different pixel sizes whether you have a 15" or a 24", it will display them. You may have to scroll, but at least you can see what it will look like on other peoples machines. Just some advice, take it for what it's worth.
     
  19. Howard

    Howard Moderator Elite Explorer Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    1280x1024 is my res if I reduce to 1024x768 then it's all too big. Got an iiyama AS4636D 18.1" TFT on a custom built Athlon 2100xp 512Mb DDR with a G4 128mb 4600 card. I like games a lot (Medal of Honor at the momment) them dam germans. A lot has to do with the size and type of screen. CRT's are more flexable in res because of the pixel size against TFT's (Flat panels like laptops) which seem to be sharpest at thier full res. As for web design if you use tables they tend to resize nicer and so suit more res variance. Just my 2p worth.
     






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