Workin on a website right now, and I’ve got a serious lack of data in regards to current (ie: 2008/2009) browser resolution trends, especially in regards to higher resolutions. You guys wanna help out and give me and some other people some well needed data on the subject? Thanks =D
PS: if you use resolutions above 1920x1200, could you please post em in this thread?
I remember two or three years ago in school I learned that most people still use Internet explorer and 800x600. I know it sounds too shitty to be true, but she showed us some chart for for a web designing class. And since most people don’t understand computers and use the default settings, I’d believe it. So if you’re aiming at a more broad audience, take that into consideration.
I know the results will be misleading, but I want to know what the maximum I should design for to be in good measure for the next few years. The fact that so many people are now running 1920x1200 is in itself an indication that trends are changing. I’d like to be ahead of the curve. JBL is the one that prompted this, because I’d initially designed by website background for 1280x1024, and when he viewed it at 1920x1200, the background was wrapping. He then stated I was insane for starting this thread, but he brought up a valid point: Why be behind the curve when I can get ahead of it, and save myself some trouble down the road? I’d rather know what I’m dealing with then go at it blindly.
That said, the only part of my website that I need this data for is the background … the rest is floating css that will conform to whatever size the browser takes on
Last year I finally changed my site to be fully viewable on a minimum of 1024px width screens. It’s 970px wide, with some non-essential background filling in extra space, to accomodate people who use sidebars in their browser. With laptops and LCD screens having a higher native resolution, it seemed like a good time to stop 800px width limiting the design. I use 1280x1024, btw.
True… but I think you must also take in consideration: For what kind of people is my website made for?
I think mr Byte-masher Doesn’t make his site for granny’s, who doesn’t know how to change the default settings.
always a bitch this resolution issue. would love the possibility to use conditional comments for solving this… just like the <! if IE6… and so on. but that’s never going to happen i guess.
flash sites, on the other hand, are much easier this way. but then again… indexing, indexing, indexing.
last year all our customers we’re obsessed with the 2.0 look, now it’s all about indexing. next year, they all want precentage-sized sites if i weren’t so lazy i should have started looking into that to be prepared. instead, i just surf the renoise forum. shame.
I’m currently trying to make my site 100% accessible from a text based browser. I’m even trying to find an AJAX script that will replace MP3 links with a flash mp3 player and a download link, so that non-flash browsers can still access the music.
Nah dude, I used nvrotate to orient everything correctly. It looks like this…
Started off because I wanted to play certain bullet hell shooters in MAME that have vertical orientation, without rotating my monitor back and forth all the time… But then I realized I like it pretty well for windows too. The vertical monitor is great for reading my RSS feeds while my son is watching a show on the big monitor.
Haha, I dig that setup… but why aren’t you using 1280 x 1024? (and 1024 x 1280) you would get even more space… I love 1280 x 1024 on CRT’s… I should try putting my CRT on the side like this it would be almost the same height as my 1920 x 1200… giving a total of 2944 x 1200 (with the extra 80px somewhere) that could look good…
Let me show you what I use right now: (yeah, I’m that kind of whore)