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    Web Page Screen Resolutions
    I have been reading a lot of differing things about screen size. Best size? 800x600? 1024x768? Static? I am seeing so many answers. What do you guys think?

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    Oh, come on . . .
    I know at least 23 of you have read it. NO suggestions, opinions, nothing? I know you all have your reasons and explanations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeremyHFSykes
    I know at least 23 of you have read it. NO suggestions, opinions, nothing? I know you all have your reasons and explanations.
    I didn't say anything because I wasn't sure how to help you. I often have similar questions myself. I found this thread that might offer some help but although somewhat related it is not a direct answer to your question:
    My question was stated in terms of "fixed" vs. "fluid" sites:
    http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread...ighlight=fixed

    I also asked this related question about CSS style & resloution:
    http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread...ht=resolutions
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    I am assuming you are asking about webpage layout, not what I have my computer set to (which is 1920x1200) I make my webpages no wider then 800pix

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    I usually set a fixed page width at around 850 pixels.

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    I have been going as wide as 900 lately...

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    I go up to "100%"

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    If you use % instead of px for widths your page can adjust to fit the viewers screen resolution.

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    Wish I knew more about such web design stuff. I do a lot of WorPress installs and I'm constantly picking around at the various style sheets with WP themes, learning what I can, tweaking here and there.

    But the one thing I never fully understand (need to really learn CSS, I guess) is "fixed width" and "fluid width," as well as how to be sure about what I'm doing trying to express the width of the site in % instead of pixels.

    Glad this thread has come along. Maybe I can learn something. LOL!
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    Thanks, you guys have been a help - Like always
    Everyone here has differing opinions, just like out there and just as I expected. It was helpful though. You always learn something new (especially when you are at the bottom of the learning curve like I am.) Thanks!

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    Moved thread out of Virtual Family, this is a question that is going to get more attention in the Newbie FAQ forum than in a subforum designed to address family and personal issues
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    1024 x 768

    Optimizing your site for this size will satisfy most of your visitors - the new default widescreen resolution is 1280 x 1024, which is now more than 50% of my visitors, but I tend to follow the likes of BBC & CNN for visual usability.

    I stopped using 100% when I saw what it looked like on widescreen.

    I know people still use 800 x 600 for their own viewing, but I don't optimize my pages for this size (even tho they can be the most vocal!).

    Hope this helps!

    (added: my own content site is 950px, Joomla site is 980px)

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    I develop to 800X600 as the lowest common denominator. Sometimes fixed, sometimes variable at 80% to 100%.



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    Mine are optimized for 1280, perfectly good at 1024 and functional if ugly at 800 just because they are a tiny minority.

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    I've been developing at about 980 these days. Only about 2-3% of the visitors to my site have 800x600, seeing how the new default for pc's are now 1024x768.

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    What you should do is see what resolution most of your visitors are using and use that as a goal. If it is a new site don't worry about it for a couple weeks while you gather statistics.

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    Let's compare...

    1024X768 +
    Advantages = ?
    Disadvantages = Alienate consumers running lower resolutions.
    At 2% (and I dispute this stat), you potentially lose twenty out of a thousand buyers.

    800X600
    Advantages = Virtually all consumers can browse without scroll bars
    Disadvantages = ?

    If you feel there is a compelling advantage to developing at 1024 or higher, and that advantage outweighs possible sale loss to those who take one look and leave, then go for it. I suspect there's a reason that apps like WordPress provide a default page of 800 wide.



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