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7952Re: [NTO] Screen Resolutions

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  • Don - HtmlFixIt.com
    Apr 24, 2008
      I agree with Greg.

      We have a script counter over at http://htmlfixit.com that will tell you
      screen resolutions of your visitors.

      We run it and even on our tech site, we still see some 800 x 600. But
      even when people can go wider, it exceeds the scan comfort of the human
      eye. There is a reason why newspapers and magazines have columns.

      Don with his 2 cents.

      Greg Chapman wrote:
      > Hi Ray,
      > On 24 Apr 08 14:54 Ray Shapp <ras45@...> said:
      >> I'd be interested in knowing your opinions about that question in
      >> general.
      > I'm still of the old fashioned school that says 800x600 is a
      > reasonable design size. It's not so much the screen/window size of
      > users that that is based on, but line length.
      > Most people agree that a line length of 8-12 words is about right for
      > text. Your eyes tend to wander and find it difficult to locate the
      > next line if it's much more than that.
      > So, if you have a multi-column design with adverts, menus, or trailers
      > for parts of the site, then 1024 may be acceptable, but if you use the
      > full window width for your body text then it is probably uncomfortably
      > long, unless you dfine a very large font.
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