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    August 9, 2008

This blog fits resolutions with the width 1024 pixels

Today I have checked comments from a computer which has display with resolution 1024x768. I have to admit that this blog didn't fit this resolution very well. The graph shows statistics of the 10 most often resolutions, which are used by visitors of this blog. You can see that the resolution 1024x768 is the third one.

Resolution of my notebook is different and I don't want to change the resolution during fixing this problem. Fortunately there is Firesizer, which is an extension for Firefox providing a menu and status bar to resize the window outer dimensions to a specific size. This extension can be useful for every web developer.

Now the problem is fixed and this blog fits the resolution with 1024 pixels width. 

Last thing, what I want to mention are same data from resolution statistics. There are recorded 68 different resolutions for last month. The minimal width is 240 and maximum width is 3840 pixels.

When you create a web, for which resolution do you fit the pages?

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Comments ( 6 )
  • Tom Wheeler Sunday, August 10, 2008

    > When you create a web, for which resolution do you fit the pages?

    None. I try to avoid hardcoding any fixed widths into the page so the sites will work well regardless of resolution. For things such as table columns where I may want to explicitly set widths, I typically do so with percentages rather than fixed values.

  • Thomas Zillinger Monday, August 11, 2008

    But isn't it even more interesting, that 85% of the users use resolutions greater than 1024x768 :)

  • Azrael Valedhel Monday, August 11, 2008

    The bigger resolution, the more code you can get on one screen ;P

    I usually just try to make it fit 1024x768 allright, but as the time progresses - it's not the main problem nor the main res. I target.

  • guest Monday, August 18, 2008

    I only make a special accommodation for the Apple iPhone, I'll do a browser check script and use a CSS that sets the max-device-width for the phone.

  • Ben Wednesday, August 20, 2008

    Finally, we can totally forgotten 800x600 ?! \^\^

  • Petr Wednesday, August 20, 2008

    Hi Ben,

    you are right. On the other hand this blog will not work with the resolution 800x600 very well. The main problems are pictures.



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