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Old 07-06-2006, 01:56 PM   #1
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Top Style has a nice drop-down for viewing a page at different resolutions, much better than changing my video card's display size. So what do we now consider the smallest resolution? I figure very few displays other than those little palm thingies is much lower than 800 X 600. According to TopStyle, my page now does OK at that but falls apart at 640 X 480.

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Old 07-06-2006, 02:02 PM   #2
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Top Style has a nice drop-down for viewing a page at different resolutions, much better than changing my video card's display size. So what do we now consider the smallest resolution? I figure very few displays other than those little palm thingies is much lower than 800 X 600. According to TopStyle, my page now does OK at that but falls apart at 640 X 480.

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Linda, don't be concerned about 640x480. Take a look at some of the results from searching on "screen resolution popularity" at:

http://www.cqcounter.com/?sts,screen,,,,abooks

I have seen other popularity tables with about the same results.
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I think you need different stylesheets for different widths.

A flexible (percentage-based) page works for the various ways users with ordinary web browsers operate. But for hand-held devices (not to mention print), you need special stylesheets.

What those ought to be is on my to-do list! <g>

   
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Linda, don't be concerned about 640x480. Take a look at some of the results from searching on "screen resolution popularity"
Yikes! No wonder my 1920 X 1200 is such an odd man out! <g>

   
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Top Style has a nice drop-down for viewing a page at different resolutions, much better than changing my video card's display size.
Much easier to use your Developers toolbar now; you can create your own preset sizes, as many as you like, and name them what you like.

But... don't worry about display - worry anbout browser window size. And don't forget that more and more people are using PDAs and mobiel phones to browse, so you should be able to cater for pretty small windows. With structural markup and good CSS that's quite possible.

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So what do we now consider the smallest resolution? I figure very few displays other than those little palm thingies is much lower than 800 X 600.
Forget resolution already. It doesn't matter.

I'd say it certainly should work with a 640px wide window (never mind vertical size). It's being used and what's more, it's being used more. Don't get caught out.

   
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