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7961Re: [NTO] Screen Resolutions

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  • David Smart
    Apr 24, 2008
      Just to reiterate what others have said, It's the window size that counts,
      not the screen size.

      I always run browsers and e-mailers at about 800 to 900 wide, even though my
      two screens are each 1280 wide. I want to do other things on the screens

      Sites that require horizontal scrolling or a move to full screen are a pain,
      and I visit them as infrequently as I can.

      If you want to keep all your visitors, then allow people to comfortably run
      screens of 800 wide. If you don't, then the people you lose will probably
      be the ones you most wished to keep in the first place.

      Regards, Dave S

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Ray Shapp" <ras45@...>
      To: <ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 6:39 AM
      Subject: Re: [NTO] Screen Resolutions

      > Hello Alex,
      > Thank you for your replies. I'm sorry I didn't see them before I replied
      > to
      > Greg and sisterscape.
      > <<No you can't! What you can and should do is adapt your design to the
      > window
      > and font size your viewers prefer and *respect their
      > preferences*>>
      > If then percentage of our members who use 800 pixel resolution is very low
      > (below ten percent), then I am willing to convert to 1024x768. The only
      > inconvenience to the folks on low resolution monitors will be that they
      > will
      > be required to scroll horizontally. Do you see any other "cost" to them? I
      > expect most of those people will be upgrading their equipment in the
      > normal
      > course of events. I don't think any or many new users are coming online
      > with
      > low resolution monitors. BTW, we have some very impatient members on our
      > exec
      > committee who are much less accommodative than I am. As webmaster, it is
      > up to
      > me to implement our collective decision, but I must respect the strong
      > opinions of some of these other people.
      > <<Two places you ought to go to are:
      > http://leftjustified.net/site-in-an-hour/
      > http://www.positioniseverything.net/articles/jello.html
      > Many thanks for those links. The nearly blank screen provided by the
      > default
      > view on the "Site in an hour" website is certainly novel. It nearly threw
      > me
      > until I noticed the tiny icons in the lower right corner of the screen.
      > Like
      > Greg, maybe I'm older than I feel. I don't appreciate telephone numbers or
      > calendar dates that use periods for the numeral separators. I'm not
      > comfortable with Help systems like those in Adobe Acrobat where one cannot
      > see
      > a detailed table of contents. I also don't like the blank screen approach
      > of
      > "Site in an hour". Thankfully, the site does provide an easy alternate way
      > to
      > view it in conventional mode.
      > <<That said my commented sample at
      > http://axel.berger-odenthal.de/work/Sudel/Webdesign.htm has two example
      > scripts querying the window size.>>
      > I literally fell on the floor laughing at your legal notice. Wonderful bit
      > of
      > prose!
      > << You will predominantly log dumbasses in fullscreen with no sense for
      > security. Savvy users, who often have several windows open at the same
      > time
      > (typical minimal example is an editor and browsing for data and
      > references),
      > will also keep their Javascript firmly turned off in many cases.>>
      > That describes many of my constituents. Not much I can do about that.
      > Thanks
      > for the JavaScript example. And yes, I fully agree in endorsing NoteTab as
      > an
      > excellent editor.
      > Ray Shapp
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