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Website screen res?
show user profile  STRAT
Hi guys, quick screen res Q.......

I'm about to facelift my web site. All written in simple html. But what would be a good res to work to? Traditionally 1024x768 was a standard, but not no more (even 1366x768 seems a popular choice these days).

I'm thinking maybe 1280 x ??? ?

I want a ressy higher than 1024. Something that most business peeps would be using at least as a minimum these days. Something tablet (ios based) friendly. 4:3 or not? Render ratio at least?
I've web researched, but opinion seems divided.

Whadda thinks?


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7/29/2012 5:54:54 PM (last edit: 7/29/2012 5:54:54 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
Support staying within the 1024 constraint if you can so you don't waste video memory on devices that require power of 2 surfaces - an issue on low end systems that might not concern you.

also going higher means navigation on mobile displays will be awkward.

Consider supporting multiple page layouts for different display resolutions or a dynamic resizing layout.

In 3d higher res just means more definition ofc so all you have to think about is layout but you're thinking about html page layouts.

my 2c.
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7/29/2012 6:28:25 PM (last edit: 7/29/2012 6:54:26 PM)
show user profile  gogodr
I discussed that with my team (( I'm starting a web design business here in peru ))
The trend now is to make a context aware website where the website elements are placed according to the screen resolution (( even change with the resizing of the window ))
Since many tablets have different aspect ratios this is the solution we are coming with for a single website that is cross compatible with all platforms as long as they have HTML5

Hello there

beautiful ;3

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7/29/2012 8:39:19 PM (last edit: 7/29/2012 8:39:19 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
Just on a side note, the advise i'm after is in view to me -

A) not having any web programming experience to talk of, and
B) wont be implimenting anything even slightly complicated or confusing, and
C) looking at the coding and nature of my current site you can see how utterly simple it is. This is how it'll remain.

So, a good general screen res and ratio, or direction of where i need to go is all i'm after, purely so i can determin row/column numbers for my icons etc.

Thanks so far tho guys :)


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7/29/2012 9:05:17 PM (last edit: 7/29/2012 9:17:28 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
so maybe draft the basic design yourself in whatever resolution you're comfortable with then pass it over to someone else to make dynamic (for a reasonable fee ofc).

or find a dynamic template you're fairly happy with & hack it about to look how you want.
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7/29/2012 11:08:28 PM (last edit: 7/29/2012 11:08:28 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
My advice ( based on recently having started building my own site ) would be either:

1) Find out the screen res/aspect of your target devices and take an educated guess/average.

2) Get someone else to do it :)

It`s an absolute drain on time/resources building a completely dynamic website, but on the other hand a simple html static layout just will not cut the mustard if you are looking to realistically target the plethora of mobile technology platforms available at the moment..

Sorry for not answering your question directly, i know how frustrating that is!

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7/29/2012 11:32:14 PM (last edit: 7/29/2012 11:32:14 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
Thanks guys.

Yup, i think a ratio of 4:3 at around 1200 or 1280 will do, which seems standard on most pc's and retina displayed mobile divices these days. I'll look further into it a bit more.

I'm not up for the perfect site or to pay for a dynamic layout. As suggested, i might find an HTML sequence i can havk and add to my own code tho if poss. Im not looking to cause headaches or costs for myself.

I'll be lessening my own existing navigation and wording whilst making it visually more appealing (content wise).

My site is purely a single or double page splash page gallery to show potential clients, which it currently and handsomly does.

Thanks again fellers, valuable info indeed :)


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7/30/2012 12:38:16 AM (last edit: 7/30/2012 12:40:10 AM)
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