At 5/28/09 03:49 PM, WadeFulp wrote:
At 5/28/09 03:13 PM, DumbassDude wrote:
Any monitor that is less than 10 years old should be capable of displaying NG properly. Some people may just need to up the resolution setting.
At 5/28/09 03:01 PM, WadeFulp wrote:
Then buy a larger monitor and crank up your resolution!Not everyone can afford a new monitor or is willing to buy one just so a websites appearance looks slimmer.
I can, I just don't want to - I don't like using any resolution bigger than 800x600 unless absolutely forced to. Most websites still look fine at that resolution. Youtube videos fill up most of the screen, and Newgrounds animations look a lot bigger too, without the need to stretch them bigger than what they were meant to be seen at.
For example, my own Flash submission "One Quiet Winter Night" uses exclusively bitmap images, so it looks bad when stretched out - it is only meant to be seen at the correct resolution. It actually would be nice if there were a way to PREVENT users from seeing it in any resolution other than the proper one, because I don't really want it to look all pixelated...
The new "wider" Newgrounds isn't too horrible, because there are two basic halves to the screen. The really annoying thing is when forums are set to a wider resolution and force me to scroll sideways to read every single post. The NG forums currently aren't "forced widescreen", but I guess this will change also, unfortunately...
Again, I think that the percentage of people accessing websites from smaller internet-capable devices is going to keep increasing, which will likely mean websites shrinking their resolution once again to meet demand... so I do think that this widescreen thing is only a temporary trend, and the pendulum is already swinging the other way again (much like how the pendulum has swung from high-resolution audio to easy-to-store mp3s).