[thelist] wide-screen monitors and sites

Bob Meetin ontheroad at frii.com
Fri Feb 9 11:45:24 CST 2007

I had the wonderful experience of reviewing a couple sites that looked 
great in IE and Firefox on standard proportion monitors, but on a 
widescreen laptop, the columns got a little funky in IE (go figure), 
some things not lining up and such.  This puts me in the position of 
shopping for a widescreen monitor. 

What was interesting here is that viewing sites through FF on widescreen 
did not appear to cause any distortion or stretching but with IE (6*) 
sites were stretched wide (in addition to some breaking).  The question 
to the group, will widescreen standalone monitors behave the same as 
laptops and/or is it possible that the widescreen laptop (borrowed) had 
some configuration issues which only seemed to impact IE?  The browser 
(IE) properties were pretty vanilla).  What I want to avoid is 
purchasing a monitor to visualize a problem that isn't really a monitor 
issue.  -Bob

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