7954Re: [NTO] Screen Resolutions
- Apr 24, 2008I tend to size by % width, so each user's settings determine how they
see it. I also tend to remove hard breaks in paragraphs so they can wrap
to width when the page size is readjusted by the user.
Greg Chapman wrote:
> Hi Ray,
> On 24 Apr 08 14:54 Ray Shapp <ras45@...
> <mailto:ras45%40optonline.net>> 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.
> I tend to use less than full screen on so many sites as I find them
> difficult to read, on some that's even after increasing the font size
> from something I have to squint at. Maybe I'm older than I feel!
> > Also, do you know of any Java script or other tools I can apply to
> > the site that will capture screen resolutions of our visitors and
> > record them into a log file?
> Good hosting services provide this information in their log files as
> part of their standard service. However, I'm sure thei are freebie
> sites that will provide the service or you, I haven't googled for any,
> but do remember screen size is not window size!
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