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View Poll Results: My first value of normal resolution usage is (choose closest value).

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  • 800

    2 8.33%
  • 1024

    8 33.33%
  • 1152

    4 16.67%
  • 1280

    6 25.00%
  • 1360

    0 0%
  • 1600

    4 16.67%
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    My normal use computer resolution is........

    ........I wanted to find out what the current patterns amongst PC users is in terms of resolution. Although I know people here don't represent your normal set.

    Anyhow - I noticed in recently getting XP (and having a pretty decent video card, save for trying to play DOOM 3), that I cannot even display lower than 800 by 600, whereas I used to be able to go much lower.

    Please vote on the first of the two values in your normal use resolution.

    I currently use 12x by 10x..............

    Isn't it true that higher quality video card + monitor means a given resolution will produce objects in larger size then doing the same res with crappier video card?


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    Stuck at 1024....
    My LCD's native res

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    What size LCD though? 15"?

    I have 15" I use to watch TV in bed, works pretty good and it's 1024. I also use it when I go to LAN parties so I don't gotta drag the CRT along. It doesn't suffer from the "LCD Drag" effect either, it has a high refresh rate.
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    Normally 1280x1024 but something is screwy with my drivers so i have to use 1152x768... I need 1280x1024 because i do serious multi-tasking :-)

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    Originally posted by oracleguy
    [B]What size LCD though? 15"?
    Yep, but it's my only monitor
    Doing web stuff is fine, but trying to fit all the windows I need for Flash, Director, 3D Max, Maya, or Sonar (audio) is a total joke.
    (PS, Im a student, using student versions of most of those, so don't flame w/ "you steal software!")

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    So do you guys think it's time to stop making websites for the 800 by 600 resolution?

    I sure do. I am more of a "not ruining my art for idiots" than "make it as accessible as possible"

    Unless of course the goal is profit, in which case you should bend over for any money possible.

    Don't laptops these days use 10x?

    Of course one can make the size universal, regardless of res - but in some cases it's cooler to make it the other way, I sure like it.

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    I run 1024x768, simply because it's standardized. I'd hate to have to 'guess down the resolutions' when designing porting media, ie: design at 1280x1024 then be forced to test down to 1024x768.
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    Originally posted by MysteryMan
    So do you guys think it's time to stop making websites for the 800 by 600 resolution?
    Nah, it will be a while before that happens. Another few years at least.
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    David: Why don't you go with 1280 and instead use a browser size of 780 or something? I would personally use 1600 if my screen wasn't limited to 8 bit colour and 60 Hz refresh ratio at that resolution (crappy six year old 17" screen), but I wouldn't make my browser windows any larger than they are today...
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    Originally posted by liorean
    David: Why don't you go with 1280 and instead use a browser size of 780 or something? I would personally use 1600 if my screen wasn't limited to 8 bit colour and 60 Hz refresh ratio at that resolution (crappy six year old 17" screen), but I wouldn't make my browser windows any larger than they are today...
    1. I normally run with browser maximised, although I can see your point there.
    2. It's my dad's PC
    3. My screen's also 17" and my dad got it from the spares department at work so I have no idea how old it is
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    Originally posted by MysteryMan
    So do you guys think it's time to stop making websites for the 800 by 600 resolution?
    As much as I hate to say it, I think we'll be stuck with it for a while yet. Hopefully one day we wake up to discover that IE 5 and 800x600 resolutions have disappeared from the face of the planet. Oh, what a glorious day that would be......

    That said, my portfolio is going to be designed for 1024 w/ images optimised for broadband connections, because the audience I'm aiming for are design firms; If they don't have 1024 and broadband, I don't give a crap about them anyway
    It always comes down to target audience.

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    That would be somewhat ignorant of the fact that the majority of visitors would be regular people who may stumble across your site. There is no advertisement that will work as good as simple word of mouth.

    Anyhow, my res depends on what machine I am on. At work, 1600 x 1200, at home the same, laptop is on 1152 x 864, at my fiances house 1920x1200 (widescreen).
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    I'm currently running 1280*1024 on my 19" CRT monitor... its fine for pretty much everything... I was using a GeForce FX card for a while about a month back but it wasnt working properly so I've removed it and I'm using the onboard graphics, again...
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    800*600 here. and 400mghz, if you really want to know
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