[thelist] wide-screen monitors and sites

Ben Joyce ben.joyce at gmail.com
Fri Feb 9 12:08:36 CST 2007

I've seen some weird behavior with po-up windows being sized
incorrectly on wide-screen laptops/displays but poking about in
Display Settings seemed to fix it.  Sure this isn't down to running at
some freaky non-standard resolution?  Stick it on 1920x1200 and see
how it goes.


On 2/9/07, Bob Meetin <ontheroad at frii.com> wrote:
> 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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