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11-28-2007, 08:17 AM
Is there a rule that says we must design for 800X600?

And if so how can I do that with a fixed background, or any sort of absolute positioning?

Just wandering?


11-28-2007, 02:08 PM
No rule, It is just good practice :-)

11-28-2007, 03:16 PM
Not even necessarily good practice. It’s more a matter of personal preference. Many developers don’t care at all about 800x600 because they say too few people actually have this resolution anymore. You decide.

11-28-2007, 09:53 PM
A growing number of web users now have screens that are significantly smaller than 800x600. How big is the screen on your phone?

Most people using larger screen resolutions open their browser using only part of the screen so that they can see other things on the screen as well.

A page needs to be able to fit within a 750px width in order to be printed.

11-28-2007, 09:55 PM
Don't mobiles actually scale this down anyway? Else the good majority of websites'd be totally unuseable, I'd say.

11-28-2007, 10:05 PM
There are good reasons why you can write different stylesheets for different devices. Screen, print, handheld… all no problem with different stylesheets.

11-28-2007, 10:12 PM
Yeah, but let's face it, a lot of people don't actually bother.

*references this site*

11-29-2007, 12:29 AM
Yeah, but let's face it, a lot of people don't actually bother.

*references this site*

It depends on the target audience. With a forum, I wouldn't expect that they would target it for mobile users as well since frankly, would you want to write out a long post on your phone?

11-29-2007, 07:06 AM
Even where you do have separate handheld, screen, print etc stylesheets your page layout will be easier to maintain if at least some of the elements are the same in each. For example if your page will display reasonably at 750px width on the screen then you don't have to redesign it for print.