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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-23 09:57:36 Reply

I've been on 1280x1024 for a quite a few years now, and 1024x768 for several years before that.

Every PC I use at uni, or in offices, are always at least 1024x768.

Seriously, I'm shocked to learn so many people still use huge resolutions!

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-23 10:03:25 Reply

I usually work @ 1152 by 870 at home I have 1280 x 1024. I usually use tabs for viewing extra windows. Make the change! It'll look better and the users will get used to it. Newgrounds is worth changing your screen resolution.

lol I wouldn't be able to work @ 800 x 600.

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-23 10:21:37 Reply

Ok, I'll come out of hiding for this one....

I'm shocked at the number of people who claim to still be using 800x600. I remember my first computer had a PCI video card with only 2.25mb (STB Lightspeed 128 if I recall, those were the days) and even with that little bit of memory it was able to drive a 17" monitor to resolutions higher than the 1024x768 that I ran on it. Seriously, any video card produced since the late 90's is capable. If your computer is older than that, I apologize and point you in the direction of Dell as I can only assume you're not into building your own.

If you computer is newer than that, the only plausible reason to be running 800x600 is the monitor. For starters, if you're using an LCD, any LCD, you should be running whatever resolution it is designed to run at. For 15" screens that's 1024x768 and for 17-19" screens that's 1280x1024. While the LCD's will run other resolutions, doing so results in far poorer image quality than is ideal. As for CRT monitors, anything 17" or larger should NOT be running 800x600. On a 15" CRT, I'll agree that it depends greatly on the image quality of the monitor and video card as to what resolution you run on it. In the event that you own a 15" monitor, maybe it's time to upgrade. While I realize the monitor you have may work just fine, that doesn't mean a newer one won't be a profound improvement. Flat-CRT monitors are a dime a dozen anymore with prices under $200 for 17 and 19in sizes. While they're bigger than LCD's, they don't cost anywhere near as much and produce stellar image quality. (Little known fact: A high quality HDTV Tube TV (like a Sony) will still out-perform DLP, LCD and Plasma TV's). If you have the extra cash, LCD's will save you some desk space.

If you need recommendations, try these:

17"
http://www.newegg.com/app/View...cription=24-001-165&depa=0

19"
http://www.newegg.com/app/View...cription=24-001-169&depa=0

As for the website design question, I've seen what's possible in the larger size and it truly is beautiful (more information, less clutter), but I'm somewhat spoiled (1600x1200 on a 20" LCD) so I'll withhold my vote for now.

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-23 10:23:49 Reply

I run my computer at 1280 x 1024... NG looks great, albeit a bit small.

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-23 10:26:43 Reply

Im good for it Tom, You do what you need to with this site.

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-23 10:34:56 Reply

I have 1024 x 768. I'll be fine if the switch happens.


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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-23 10:38:54 Reply

I'm so used to 1024x768 but I just switched to 1280x1024. Everything is smaller so it's harder to get used to. But honestly, everyone should DEFINATELY be above 800x600. I hope I get used to this new resolution or I'm back to 1024x768.

Anyways, Tom, do it. It will be better for the site.

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-23 10:40:29 Reply

If I could edit my own posts I would... :(

At 2/23/05 10:21 AM, Tim wrote: Small resolutions suck. Big resolutions rock.

Alright, while we're on the subject of resolutions, why is it that my PC crashes everytime I try to get my resolution higher than 1024 x 768? Is it because of the monitor or the ASUS video card I have?


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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-23 10:46:16 Reply

I use 1152 x 864. I would like to keep it at about 1280 x 1024 but other people in my household have bad eyesight.

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-23 10:46:22 Reply

yeh i use 800x600, but it can b easily changed

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-23 10:50:42 Reply

ok im now on 1025x768 and i must say, i dunno y i didnt do it b4... i gan get hench resolutions.. this is the second 2 worst and i never knew it lol oh well dunno y i left it on 800x600... as it was infact the worst resolution o could get :D

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-23 10:51:28 Reply

I use higher that 1024, and so does everyone I know that visits this site regularly. I don't understand why anyone would use lower than that, because it simply looks better.

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-23 10:55:48 Reply

im on 1152 by 864 ^^'

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-23 11:13:41 Reply

My roomate has an awesome computer and has two 21 inch monitors right next to eachother. And he bought this card where he can use both monitors at the same time with one computer. Sooo much space to move stuff...im so jealous.


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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-23 11:21:57 Reply

At 2/23/05 10:50 AM, silver_slayer wrote: ok im now on 1025x768 and i must say, i dunno y i didnt do it b4... i gan get hench resolutions.. this is the second 2 worst and i never knew it lol oh well dunno y i left it on 800x600... as it was infact the worst resolution o could get :D

What? o_O


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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-23 11:32:10 Reply

Wow, very surprised to see that most of NG is still living in the Stone Age, I mean 800x600 is murder!

I'm using 1600x1200, I can't stand anything lower than that. Go Radeon x800! :)

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-23 11:43:57 Reply

1024x768
so you could widen the screen for me if you wanted to.

I just temporarily changed back to 800x600 and everything seems so big! I like everything more compact! AHHH!

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-23 12:00:53 Reply

You should be good. The vast majority of people who go to this website (bet around 99%) have it at 1024 or higher.

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-23 12:03:28 Reply

I use 800x600 Tom Don't screw me over.

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-23 12:10:04 Reply

i use 1024 ssssallll good :D

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-23 12:14:38 Reply

At 2/23/05 10:21 AM, Tim wrote: For starters, if you're using an LCD, any LCD, you should be running whatever resolution it is designed to run at. While the LCD's will run other resolutions, doing so results in far poorer image quality than is ideal.

Yeah, the default setting on my laptop is 1400 x 1050. Anything smaller gives a poor, blurry image.

And indeed, almost any graphics card made in the past 5 years or so should be able to handle higher than 800 x 600. I think many people are just using that as their default resolution and haven't bothered/don't know how to change it to 1024 x 768.

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-23 12:15:06 Reply

At 2/22/05 07:39 PM, TomFulp wrote: Quick question: Does anyone out there have a screen resolution LESS THAN 1024x768?

I used to run 800x600 until about two months ago.


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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-23 12:20:46 Reply

Wow, I just changed from 800 to 1024, everything is sooo small!

Im gonna keep it like this though, it's kinda cool :P

Please change the site res Tom!! I'll marry you, thats guarantee!!*

*not an actual guarentee.

Sup, bitches :)

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-23 12:26:06 Reply

When I play CS:S I go under Screen Resolution and it says 1280x1024 (LCD). I guess that's the best resolution for an LCD screen, huh? I use it and it's awesome.

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-23 12:26:17 Reply

I use 800x600.

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-23 12:47:23 Reply

I am sorry, Tom. My resolution is just what you said, 1024 x 768. At least it is good to make commerical games in my near future, lol!


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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-23 12:54:37 Reply

I actually use 800x600 in every computer I get my hands. But, the problem is not the video card, it's the monitor, I mean ALL of them. Even if the PC had a GeForce FX, the problem would still be the monitor. DAMN!

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-23 12:55:12 Reply

I still do stay at 800 x 600 but switch to 1024 when a site is high res
but the all the sites i go to are fine at 800 but if you do switch to 1024 its no big deal just takes 5 seconds to change it.

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-23 13:00:27 Reply

I dont have a 800x600 screen resolution but I'm quite fine with the way the site is now. Doesn't feel big and bulky at all or anything. Not too big, not too small. =D

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Response to Screen Resolution 2005-02-23 13:02:07 Reply

Keep it at its current resolution.