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Ditto Tango 2 1 Inactive Member07 Dec 2008 1:41 p.m. PST

What's the standard now? I'm in the process of redeisgning and eventually migrating my website (full of broken links) and would like to change my collage jpg I use as a site map ( ) and make it wider.

SOme years ago, the "standard" was 800 by 600, but many people use higher resolutions now. I design Oracle applications for a local network using a front end that doesn't handle resizing that seamlessly and I used to design apps in 800 by 600 then as well, but now find I can get away with at least 1024 by 768 for screen real estate.

Thanks for any thoughts.

fred12df Inactive Member07 Dec 2008 2:21 p.m. PST

I've just looked at the stats for my hobby website – and for over 3000 visits, only 5% of users are on 800x600

40% are on 1024x768 and another 40% on 1280x800 or 1024, with the rest on something higher.

CPBelt07 Dec 2008 3:35 p.m. PST

I use 1024x768 on my home monitor. My work flat screen is set higher--I have no idea to what. Even back in the wee days of the WWW, I have never liked background images. Fred's stats are about right over all.

the Gorb Inactive Member07 Dec 2008 5:23 p.m. PST

1024x768 on a regular monitor.

Recently upgraded all the monitors at home to wide screens. They run 1280x768.

Regards, the Gorb

pphalen Inactive Member07 Dec 2008 8:34 p.m. PST

I think you will be safe considereing 1024 x 768 as a "standard"

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP08 Dec 2008 10:11 a.m. PST

The new standard is no standard (slightly better than the old standard of competing standards). You're safe with 1024x768, but iMacs have *started* at 1680x1050 for a while now.


Ditto Tango 2 1 Inactive Member09 Dec 2008 1:17 p.m. PST

Folks, thanks for the responses. I think I'll play with 1024 by 768. I'd love to go higher but don't know how to skrink and grow a jpg display even if that's possible. Still lots more real estate than 800 by 600.

cosmo1974 Inactive Member10 Dec 2008 7:07 a.m. PST

Just remember that the development for a 1024x768 screen shouldn't be more than 955x600 to account for browser chrome..

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