[thelist] Screen Resolution, which to design for?

Bob Meetin ontheroad at frii.com
Mon Jan 15 08:39:12 CST 2007

Really nice resource...  Coincidentally, when I was with a client last 
week and showing her some sites on her 'widescreen' laptop, I found some 
pages on mine that were sightly skewed in IE on her PC.  She was 
gracious enough to let me borrow her laptop for a couple days.  My 
laptop is typically set at 1024x768, but I occasionally adjust it 
up/down, and/or use the chrispedericktoolbar to checking 800x600.  This 
I could not have replicated.

Slightly skewed - on the widescreen in IE some pages were squished, 
distorted, but also some positioning muffed which I fixed.  The gotcha 
here is that it is easy to unwittingly design a site to work with IE and 
firefox on a conventional perspective screen, but not work as expected 
on widescreen.  And of course Firefox was totally happy.

The resource really puts the wasted real estate in perspective.

Felix Miata wrote:
> A look at the impact of the typical fixed width design that Nielsen
> recommends be avoided: http://mrmazda.no-ip.com/SS/bbcSS.html

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