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7964Re: [NTO] Screen Resolutions

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  • bruce.somers@web.de
    Apr 25, 2008
      800 x 600 pixel "screen resolution" is a Windows specification. On non-Windows computers, it is unlikely to be detected.

      Bruce


      > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
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      > Gesendet: 24.04.08 19:17:39
      > An: ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com
      > Betreff: Re: [NTO] Screen Resolutions


      > 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 uncomfortabl
      > y
      > > long, unless you dfine a very large font.
      >
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