Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). your Monitor resolution? - General Discussion Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In your Monitor resolution? burningwheel Posted: April 9, 2003 5:12PM in General Discussion edited January 2014 what screen resolution do you use on your computer?i'm redesigning a site and it really wants to be at 1280x960if you visit a website with a recommended resolution, do you usually change to that resolution? «12»Comments Reply 1 of 26 defiant Posts: 4,876member April 9, 2003 5:19PM my screens are 1024x768 and 1280x1024If a site recommends a resolution, I never switch to it. I just drag the window to the bigger screen. But, if you have an LCD, there's no res changing at all. Except you want it big and blurry. But you want that, don't you?(btw, a poll would be the best..) Reply 2 of 26 murbot Posts: 5,262member April 9, 2003 5:22PM Man burningwheel, every time I see a post of yours I think "how the hell does he know I'm not amused?" I keep the 17" CRT on my PC at 1024x768. Just seems to be the most comfortable resolution for me at this size. I go to 1152x864 or higher sometimes but I end up going back. Mostly all text and numbers though...At home, it's 1440x900 on my 17" iMac. I could go down to 1024x768 on it, or just wear swimming goggles while I'm looking at the native resolution - same effect. Reply 3 of 26 daver Posts: 496member April 9, 2003 5:40PM 1024x768 for the past five years, on two 15" screens and my 12" iBook. Reply 4 of 26 chych Posts: 860member April 9, 2003 5:44PM 1280x1024 since forever, back on the 17" crt, and now on the 17" flat panel.Erm, 1280x960 is too much for a web page, they should be designed for 1024x768 nowadays (or back in the day, 640x480).I really hate websites that tell me to change my resolution, that's just being rude. Especially hate the ones that make my browser go into Windows mode (full screen). Reply 5 of 26 low-fi Posts: 357member April 9, 2003 6:02PM I'm at 1280x1024. Don't design your site to take up more than 800x600 if you can help it. 1024x768 maximum if you really have to.low-fi Reply 6 of 26 eman Posts: 7,204member April 9, 2003 7:11PM 1024x768 on my 15" LCD. Reply 7 of 26 ebby Posts: 3,110member April 9, 2003 7:23PM 1600 x 1200 85Hz -Beige G31024 x 768 -PowerBook G3 (firewire)1280 x 1024 75Hz -Powerbook second monitor Reply 8 of 26 whisper Posts: 735member April 9, 2003 7:35PM 1280x1024 on my main screen, and 1024x768 on the other. Reply 9 of 26 piot Posts: 1,346member April 9, 2003 7:44PM [QUOTE]i'm redesigning a site and it really wants to be at 1280x960No it doesn't. Who is going to look at this site? You and your mates with your fancy high res screens..........or normal people?www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp Piot Reply 10 of 26 gspotter Posts: 342member April 9, 2003 11:43PM Quote:Originally posted by burningwheel what screen resolution do you use on your computer? 1280x1024 (LCD)Quote:if you visit a website with a recommended resolution, do you usually change to that resolution? No. I hate sites that change the location or size of the window by themselves. I often have several windows open at the same time, so I very seldomly use fullscreen windows. As I have my dock on the right side, the net screen width would be less than 1280 anyway. Reply 11 of 26 ghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member April 10, 2003 12:11AM 1600x1024And when I'm desiging for my clients, I design as if the end user will be viewing at 1024x768. Reply 12 of 26 mrmister Posts: 1,095member April 10, 2003 1:00AM ". Don't design your site to take up more than 800x600 if you can help it. 1024x768 maximum if you really have to."i agree emphatically. Reply 13 of 26 agent302 Posts: 974member April 10, 2003 11:02AM 1280 x 854! Reply 14 of 26 luca Posts: 3,833member April 10, 2003 12:27PM I started out with a 512x342 screen in like 1994 or 1995... an SE/30. Then I moved up to a big 13" 640x480 monitor on a IIcx. Later I used a similar 640x480 monitor on my Quadra 610. Then a 14" 832x624 monitor on a 7100, and the same on an 8100. Then I got a PowerBook G3 with a 1024x768 14" screen, then a PowerMac G4 with a 17" CRT that I ran at 1056x792 (yes it's weird, it was an Apple ADC CRT), and finally my 12" iBook which runs at 1024x768.I'd not make a web page that requires 1280x960 at all. Too big, lots of people are still at 1024x768. I mean, most people have either 14" LCDs for laptops or 17" CRTs on desktops, and both are similarly inadequate at doing 1280x resolution... so a site designed for 1280x960 would really only look good on a huge 19" monitor or 17" LCD. Reply 15 of 26 burningwheel Posts: 1,827member April 10, 2003 12:50PM Quote:Originally posted by murbot Man burningwheel, every time I see a post of yours I think "how the hell does he know I'm not amused?" Reply 16 of 26 burningwheel Posts: 1,827member April 10, 2003 12:53PM ok, ok. you guys win! i figured out a better design so it doesn't have to be at 1280x960, it looks good at 1024x768 and 800x600thanks for your input. next time i will have a poll, i forgot about that feature Reply 17 of 26 macmedia Posts: 152member April 10, 2003 1:40PM 800 X 600 should work for almost everything. I like to center the body of the page in the browser so that it doesn't look strange on really high resolutions.Keep in mind that you young whippersnappers still have good eyesight for reading - Just wait until you get into your late thirtys, it's all downhill from there!Chas Reply 18 of 26 ghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member April 10, 2003 3:31PM Some of us didn't even have to wait that long for our eye sight to go down the crapper I'd say you're lucky... Reply 19 of 26 rosettastoned Posts: 154member April 10, 2003 5:47PM Just FYI, some of the global stats I've seen lately are as follows:As of March 2003:800x600 _(46%)1024x768 _(41%)1280x1024 _(5%)1152x864 _(3%)640x480 _(2%)Unknown _(1%)1600x1200 (Less than 1%)Count me in as the less than 1%. As a UI designer, I am consistently at 1600x1200 at work on a 21" Sony G500 CRT and 1680x1050 at home on my 20" Cinema Display.I would suggest ALWAYS designing for the lowest common denominator in this case. Many sites take the position of making sure all content is horizontally viewable at 800x600 and often put skyscraper ads off to the right side that are only viewable at 1024x768 and above. The other important guideline is to try and put all navigation and as much important content as possible above the vertical fold at 800x600, taking browser and OS toolbars into consideration. (Silly Start bar...)Sadly, most users don't even know they can change your monitor resolution. Beyond that, most consumers don't even know what a monitor resolution is. Let's hope 800x600 keeps dropping as quickly as it has in the last year.Just my 2-cents.------------------Rosetta Stoned Reply 20 of 26 shawnpatrickjoyce Posts: 2,417member April 10, 2003 6:39PM 1280 x 854 (TiBook 667mhz DVI) «12» Sign In or Register to comment.