View Poll Results: What Screen Resolution you use now?

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  • 640 x 480

    1 2.50%
  • 800 x 600

    5 12.50%
  • 1024 x 768

    20 50.00%
  • 1280 x 960

    5 12.50%
  • 1152 x 864

    3 7.50%
  • 1600 x 1200

    1 2.50%
  • Higher

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  1. #1
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    What Screen Resolution you're using now?
    While I am ok using a Screen Resolution of with 800 x 600 on this computer, I have noticed that lately, less that 25% of my visitors are using the 800 x 600 and that over 55% of my visitors are using 1024 x 768 to view my pages.

    This morning I tried the 1024 x 768 and I like it, because I can see more stuff without having to scroll sideways on some sites, like for example, on some pages on CJ and SaS, but after I played with 1024 x 768 for awhile, I returned my monitor to the 800 x 600 resolution and here is why:

    I like the way my pages, CJ, SaS and other sites pages look with a 1024 x 768 resolution, but I noticed that all the text looks like I am reading text from a newspaper classified ad or a phone book and while I can read that small text size fine, I am worried about older people not been able to read it.

    Also, when I was testing the 1024 x 768, I came to ABW and it looked weird at 1024 x 768, but since I know that Haiko has set the tables to center and 770 pixels wide, that's why I saw the forums with a blank gap at the left and right side of the table.

    I searched ABW and I found two other polls about Screen Resolution, but they're both from 2003, so I decided to make a new poll to see what Screen Resolution you're using now.

    Thanks for voting.

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    Two answers
    I answered 1024x768 because that's my main monitor. But I use two monitors side by side and the other is at 800x600.
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    I've two Samsung 21.3" 1600 x 1200 LCD Computer Monitors side by side on my desk, one is set at 1024 x 768 the other at 1152 x 864.
    I like it with two different resolutions. We're not always seeing the same thing.

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    1440x900 on my 17" widescreen laptop.
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    800 x 600 here.

    To all you guys with high resolution screens.. do you enjoy the sites that stick to 800 x 600. Do you get irritated by that big patch on the right side or either sides (if its centered)?

    -nishith

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    Although my screen is bigger than 800x600, I seldom use the browser full screen. I usually have several tiled browser windows that are roughly 1024x768, email, telnet sessions, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by missdonna
    I answered 1024x768 because that's my main monitor. But I use two monitors side by side and the other is at 800x600.
    Same here
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    I upgraded to all lcd this year.

    Center panel is 20"widescreen at 1680 x 1050 - the code humper
    flanked on both sides by 2 19"s 1280 x 1024 each - grunts

    All attached to one mount - frees most of my desk back up.

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    Drastic's post should go in the "nerd" thread. I'm jealous.
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    I can't vote yet

    I use 1024x768. I was going nuts designing my site to accomodate those that use 800x600.

    I am still dreaming about the day that I will have two monitors!

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    I use 1280X1024 - anything else and it looks blurry. I have a 19 inch LCD monitor. Personally I love all my windows open full screen and yes I get very irritated by 800X600 designs with all the extra white space but what can ya do - most webmasters will build for what the "average" user sees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelColey
    1440x900 on my 17" widescreen laptop.
    Same here, Powerbook?

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    I'd like to see some photos of some of these systems. Sounds pretty impressive. I've got my eye on the Apple 30" Cinema Display for when I move back to the states.

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    Man, I didn't even know they made stands like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drastic
    Why do you have to post that triplelcd.jpg?

    Now I want one of those UFO's for myself.

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    That setup is not as expensive as you might think.

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    I hate anything smaller than 1280 x 1024 annoys me alot. 800 x 600 is def. 5 years ago.

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    Why do you have to post that triplelcd.jpg?

    Now I want one of those UFO's for myself.
    Gosh, I thought I was setting my sights high for two screens!
    That is so cool but why is your desk so clean? Is that why I never get anything done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drastic
    That's beautiful!
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    800x600.

    a 1024 x 768 resolution, but I noticed that all the text looks like I am reading text from a newspaper classified ad or a phone book and while I can read that small text size fine,
    I can't read that little type for too long (10 minutes is too long at that size!). It's not just the elderly, who won't be able to stand straining to see it! So, I use 800x600 just to be able to comfortably see what I'm looking at.

    The monitor size alone doesn't eliminate all problems, though. Sites made by guys, especially, are plagued by super-tiny type (size 1 or 2, depending on font face) even when viewed at 800x600. Women seem to have more sense when it comes to simply making sites with a visible font size--maybe they're not trying to "prove their mettle" by showing off how small of type they can see (or, they just can't see that tiny crap any better than me)!!

    At any resolution over 800x600 the regular-type sites are all way too small, and the already-small-type sites would look like nothing but blurry lines, to me. The AMWSO forum for instance, already on the very margin of unreadibility, would definitely become unusable if it was rendered any smaller. That font size makes me wish for my old 640x480!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Sal
    I am worried about older people not been able to read it.
    For most people reading glasses are a must from mid-forties anyway.

    I am 55 and have my 19 inch crt screen set at 1280 x 960 and use off the shelf reading glasses from Tesco(UK equivalent to Walmart). Biggest problem is putting reading glasses down and forgetting where I have put them.

    When I was in my forties before I got teh reading glasses I used to run with Windows set to "large fonts", but now run with "small fonts" setting.

    Bigger screens are a real productivity boost, but you have to adjust to using the screen real estate in a different fashion.

    I am thinking of flipping to a LCD screen now to save on my electricity bills, although in the winter the CRT and the PC together chuck out just enough heat to keep my home office warm enough on mild days with the main house central heating off.

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    First of all, the mid-40s are 10 years older than I am.

    Second, bling-blanged if I'm going to buy reading glasses just to read some site. If the site owners want it read, it's up to THEM to make it a reasonable size, not for viewers to go to any lengths whatsoever to read their "cool" font size 1 BS.

    For the record, I have no trouble reading anything else, at normal reading distances. Glasses for long-distance (like 100 ft. away and more) would be a much more useful item for me to have...
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    >why is your desk so clean?
    That was right after I installed the setup, so it had to be cleaned up.

    I wouldn't let you see my desk right now. ;-)


    In regards to browsing pages with text that is hard to read, you know you can tweak the text size with a click or two right in the browser, right?

    Top menu bar, click view -> text size.

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    In regards to browsing pages with text that is hard to read, you know you can tweak the text size with a click or two right in the browser, right?

    Top menu bar, click view -> text size.
    Unfortunately, that only works when the site doesn't have their contract-sized type CSS'd in (at least I think that's what they've done to them, to ruin that great size-change feature). Ironically, the sites I'd most like to change the text size of, are the ones MOST likely to have made theirs unchangeable! It's very frustrating.

    That was right after I installed the setup, so it had to be cleaned up.

    I wouldn't let you see my desk right now. ;-)
    Now *that* sounds like how my desk is!
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