At 2/22/05 07:39 PM, TomFulp wrote:
Quick question: Does anyone out there have a screen resolution LESS THAN 1024x768? For example, 800x600 or 640x480? If so, please respond to this thread so I can get a feel.
Supposedly, 20% of web surfers still use resolutions less than 1024. I'm just not sure if any of them are Newgrounds visitors! IGN.COM is 1024 and one of the top 200 sites on the web, so I'm assuming it hasn't been a problem for them.
If we are going to consider expanding to 1024, I want to be sure we aren't screwing over a lot of people.
Interesting. I am currently running at 1024x768 with a 17 inch monitor. I HAD a 19 inch monitor for 6 years that died last spring, and with it I was running 1152x864 or whatever. I preferred that resolution, but my gf's eyes get tired of reading text at that res with this 17 inch monitor, so... hence the 1024x768.
As for switching NG's format... hm. It's a tough one. On the one hand, there are certainly pages (such as the top 50 list pages) where extra width would help. BUT...
on the other hand? I'll get to that in a second:
At 2/22/05 07:45 PM, WadeFulp wrote:
BTW, I use 1600x1200 on my laptop and NG only takes up 50% of my screen's width. There is an extra 400 pixels on either side for giant porn skyscraper ads. :P j/k
Do you really keep your web browser maximized, though? This is what I was about to get at:
I have my default window size for both IE and FireFox set to 888 width, 715 height, which is the full height from top-of-screen to top-of-taskbar... but the 888 is so that when I open multiple windows I can see the other ones behind them and click around more easily than with the taskbar or using alt-tab...
Anyway, my point is, the 888x715 is perfect for viewing NG's current format. If NG switched to a format more suited for 1024x768, I'd have to run my browsers in a fullscreen mode to show the full width, and personally I don't like to operate like that.
In short: even some 1024x768 users like me are used to MOST websites on the web not needing fullscreen view to see everything fine. I hate scrolling side-to-side. IT IS TEH DEVIL. #;-}>
At 2/22/05 07:48 PM, DarkArchon wrote:
Im running at 1152 x 864. I like the extra space thats there. As long as it dosent totally kill all the extra padding, by switching to 1024, all should be swell.
I have very little padding with my 888x715 windows. If NG switches... my padding will be gone and I'll have to use 1000x715 windows or something... at which point.... what the hell is the point? #;-}>