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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-22 21:19:35 Reply

I use 1024

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-22 21:20:15 Reply

I use 600X800....

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-22 21:22:12 Reply

i use 800x640 also... :( please dont screw me over UNLESS I GET SOMETHING IN RETURN :)

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-22 21:22:37 Reply

1024x768

I think it's about time everyone bumped up to at least that : )


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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-22 21:26:59 Reply

i dont want NG taking up my whole screen......

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-22 21:34:41 Reply

My comp is 640x480, and sometimes flashes don't fit now >.<
but I do have access to a 1024

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-22 21:42:59 Reply

i use 800x600 screen resolution.

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-22 21:53:48 Reply

Please do this ton, that would be very cool, could even have room for more things.

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-22 21:55:58 Reply

1024x768 and happy with it :o

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-22 21:56:28 Reply

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? #;-}>


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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-22 22:06:46 Reply

i run 800x600, i can go bigger but i tdont like it.

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-22 22:08:59 Reply

have mine at 800 X 600 Tom

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-22 22:09:56 Reply

1280x1024

anything less blows

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-22 22:11:14 Reply

i run 800x600, i can go bigger but its gay and not a big fan of it

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-22 22:13:56 Reply

1024 works fine for me


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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-22 22:17:02 Reply

I have a 1280X800 resolution, that's right widescreen.

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-22 22:22:51 Reply

Guess it's time to update from my 320x240 resolution.

Seriously, like a couple of other people, I use 1024x768, and can go even higher, but I do like the space on the sides. I often use it for my favorites/radio/search frame, and it fits nicely with the content of the site.

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-22 22:31:33 Reply

No problems here fearless leader. I got the 1024 covered.


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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-22 22:32:21 Reply

I use 800 by 600.

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-22 22:32:32 Reply

I use a 800X600, so don't change it

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-22 22:39:53 Reply

I run 1280x1024, and I would be just fine if you bump up the site layout to fit 1024x768.

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-22 22:56:23 Reply

i got one of thoses screns man.

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-22 22:58:21 Reply

I force 1024x768 on all of my computers. All of my moniters can only support up to 1024. Soon i should be getting a new one thats a lot better.


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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-22 23:05:16 Reply

Lets expand it baby...

I would assume about 35% still use 800x600

Just a guess.

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-22 23:21:05 Reply

If we are going to consider expanding to 1024, I want to be sure we aren't screwing over a lot of people.

yes, i still use 8x6.


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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-22 23:22:29 Reply

At 2/22/05 10:09 PM, Rego001 wrote: 1280x1024

anything less blows
At 2/22/05 10:11 PM, sikester wrote: i run 800x600, i can go bigger but its gay and not a big fan of it

I think the above two posts perfectly describe this topic on the whole.

Half of the people say lower resolutions suck, half of the people say higher resolutions suck. Out of curiosity, I just counted up the responses. Here they are:

1st number: # who favour the change or just said the resolution and didn't comment
2nd number: # who oppose the change and have that resolution
3rd number: total # of people who said they have that resolution
finally, resolution

_0 / _1 / _1 / 640x480
_5 / 20 / 25 / 800x600
18 / _8 / 26 / 1024x768
_1 / _0 / _1 / 1152x864
_2 / _0 / _2 / 1280x800
_9 / _0 / _9 / 1280x1024
_1 / _0 / _1 / 1440x900
_1 / _0 / _1 / 1600x1200
_1 / _0 / _1 / 1920x1440

Totals:

Approve of change/no opinion: 38

Oppose the change: 29

So there ya go.

One thing that's clear is that most people use either 800x600 or 1024x768, but please NOTE the large number of people with even 1024 that don't want this change, and the HUGE number of people using 800x600 who don't want it. 20 is the highest number of any opinion group I counted up.

At 2/22/05 10:22 PM, IllustriousPotentate wrote: Seriously, like a couple of other people, I use 1024x768, and can go even higher, but I do like the space on the sides. I often use it for my favorites/radio/search frame, and it fits nicely with the content of the site.

EXACTLY. Here's a screenie of my screen. Note the BBS in an IE window on the right... and the Flash Portal on the left (underneath) in a FireFox window.

1024x768 doesn't mean we want Newgrounds to FILL the entire desktop. Most of us like our space. And I have a feeling a lot more of the people using 1024 right now don't even think of that, but if the change happens... they will begin to regret voicing support for it, as they will soon find that things are much more cramped on their screen, and they can't see as many windows at the same time:

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-22 23:33:43 Reply

I used 800x600 until recently when we got a new monitor. It always bugged me when websites used bigger resolutions. Like my resolution isn't good enough for them. I've got 1024 now, though.

So why are you thinking about switching? ... because IGN is doing it? If IGN.COM jumped off a bridge, would you? :-p

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-22 23:35:45 Reply

I am surprised so many are stuck on 800 X 600
I islike that resolution, I use 1024 X 768 or 1152 X 864 depending on what I am doing.

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-22 23:36:37 Reply

I believe that the switch would be beneficial and I am currently using the 1024 resolution. Go on and do as you please.

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-22 23:37:31 Reply

I have 800x600. Bugger.