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What's the best resolution to design for?

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« on: October 26, 2006, 11:40:28 am »

what's the most common resoultion for viewing webpages? is it still 800x600 or is 1024x800 more common now?Huh
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2006, 12:31:18 pm »

800x600 it will stay the same for a long time.
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2006, 03:26:48 am »

Actually 1024X768 is the most common, but I still design with 800X600 in mind.
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2006, 03:39:28 am »

yeah 1024x768 is most common but i know many people still using 800x600, so its better to stick to 800x600
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2006, 03:00:06 am »

looks like i've rubbed off on sharky here with eh screen resolution Cheesy

I still design for 800x600 using what I call the boxed content approach to web design.
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2006, 07:48:11 am »

A good technique is to stick affiliate and partner site links on the right, plus other non essential content and keep the main content in a 800PX wide area.
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2006, 03:17:08 am »

800x600 is nearly dead. My last recent site logs indicate that only 9% of my visitors still use 800x600, and that number is continuing to fall. I did design the site to be functional in 800x600, but we are getting close to the time where we won't need to bother with it anymore.

Another good way to overcome resolution issues is to design with a fluid layout Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2006, 05:57:33 am »

So just under 10% using 800X600 for your site, but you will find its still very popular with older people so it depends on what sort of site you are designing, tech sites tend to have younger visitors with more advanced computers and bigger monitors/higher resolutions.
also you are looking at the rise of PDA and small screen devices as well so I will always keep smaller screens in mind.
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2006, 09:40:41 am »

it doesn't matter if you have 0.1% of 800x600 visitors you would still need to please them.
So we will still have to design for 800x600 for a long time, people use their default setup for windows because they don't know how to change it and from my knowledge i take it vista is defaulted at 800x600 so 800x600 will be around along time.
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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2006, 08:55:17 pm »

I am running vista and it defaults at 1280x1024 for me. Vista can't even display comfortably at 800x600 (everything looks VERY cramped).

As for PDAs and other such devices, many sites are going to making a separate design for those.
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« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2006, 05:56:51 am »

very few people will be using vista for a long time yet.  I personally have no interest in it.

800x600 will remain a standard resolution for years to come.  You may be running 1280x1024 (personally im running triple 1280x1024) but a lot of professionals still use/design for 800x600. 

You should also ensure your web sites conform with this resolution less you risk being prosecuted under Anti Disability Guidelines. Its not a direct offense, but by building larger than that your making things less usable for disabled people.

You may have 0.98% of peopl eusing 800x600 but that doesn't say anything if you only got a total of 5 visitors a month does it.
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« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2006, 11:13:54 am »

That is why I design sites to be functional and readable in 800x600, but often look the best in 1024x768.

My current site (Spill It Out) will function in 800x600, but it looks strange to me (everything is huge). For the fun of it, I switched the monitor down to 800x600 and this forum here does not great in it, but it still functions.

All I am saying is that 800x600 won't be around for desktop PCs much longer. Smaller resolutions will still be needed for handhelds. Also, sites should be designed to allow the font size to be changed by the user for accessibility reasons (rather than changing resolutions). The text on my site can be increased or decreased by the user with great ease.
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« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2006, 05:45:51 pm »

the trouble is that when I design websites in either resolution, they look slightly out-of-sinc on the other resolution. ust usually the spacing of the words on the page (where they start and end) etc and some table issues.
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« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2006, 09:43:23 pm »

the trouble is that when I design websites in either resolution, they look slightly out-of-sinc on the other resolution. ust usually the spacing of the words on the page (where they start and end) etc and some table issues.

That can happen, especially for table-based layouts. Table-based layouts should never be done anymore because they are obsolete. If I have to choose which resolution it looks best in, I would go for the 1024x768 because the overwhelming majority have that resolution (or higher). Fortunately, with my site, the only issue with 800x600 it has is that it makes everything look gigantic (logo, text; the design fills the entire screen). It is still 100% readable and usable.
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« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2006, 09:16:32 am »

table layouts are still valid altough clunky and for the novice.

supporting changable text sizes is one thing, make a site that gracefully scales up/down is another matter and a very pressing challenge!
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