1024 x 768
Posted 23 May 2006 - 11:11 AM
getting this information from the users browsers and creating a log?
Posted 23 May 2006 - 11:20 AM
Posted 23 May 2006 - 12:53 PM
[a href=\"http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp\" target=\"_blank\"]http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp[/a]
Posted 23 May 2006 - 01:06 PM
Personally, I say screw them. The more sites that are built for a minimum of 1024x768, the better the chance these users will upgrade their equipment and get with the times (I mean come on, 800x600 was considered crap 5+ years ago), and then we can all be happy to disregard the need to design for 800x600. Everyone's a winner.
Posted 23 May 2006 - 01:34 PM
The other thing that provides is easy printing. You build a site that fits inside a 800x600 resolution and you're building a site that requires no changes for printing.
Posted 23 May 2006 - 02:28 PM
I have been asked to develop pages using 800 x 600. [/quote]
Then your course of action is clear. If you do something other than the client specifically requests, what are you going to do when they complain? Redesign for free???
While I have some sympathy for the 'design for current technology', i.e. 1024 and larger, if you pursue that argument designers ought to be creating sites using CSS3 and beyond. The designer's job is to present information (in a useful, visually sensible, manner) so that the maximum number of site visitors 'get the message'. The designer's job is not to use client sites in an attempt to get people to buy new computer hardware (unless that's what the site sells).
A caution about "stats". W3Schools visitors are likely not representative of 'joe surfer' since it's a site where visitor logs would be skewed to developers, coders, etc. most of whom would have modern hardware.
And do remember that it's window width that's important, not resolution. Plenty of large screen users run more than one window open at a time (because they have the screen width/size to do it), so you may well find 1600px capable hardware running a browser window that's 800px (or less) wide.
[a href=\"http://clagnut.com/blog/1663/\" target=\"_blank\"]Clagnut[/a]'s blog has an interesting discussion on 'variable fixed width'. Great CSS exercise! Read some more at [a href=\"http://www.collylogic.com/?/comments/the-importance-of-browser-window-width/\" target=\"_blank\"]CollyLogic[/a].
And do remember that if the client wants 8x6, then give them 8x6.
Posted 23 May 2006 - 04:33 PM
Posted 23 May 2006 - 11:40 PM
That's the latest browser resolution numbers. You can check other stats or go back in history to see how one particular item has changed with time.
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