Hello and welcome to our community! Is this your first visit?
Register
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: 800x600

  1. #1
    Regular Coder
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    315
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

    800x600

    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?

    Thanks

  • #2
    Regular Coder
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    571
    Thanks
    25
    Thanked 28 Times in 28 Posts
    No rule, It is just good practice :-)

  • #3
    The fat guy next door VIPStephan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Halle (Saale), Germany
    Posts
    8,639
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 1,004 Times in 977 Posts
    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.

  • #4
    Master Coder felgall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    6,628
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 648 Times in 638 Posts
    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.
    Stephen
    Learn Modern JavaScript - http://javascriptexample.net/
    Helping others to solve their computer problem at http://www.felgall.com/

    Don't forget to start your JavaScript code with "use strict"; which makes it easier to find errors in your code.

  • #5
    The Apostate Apostropartheid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    3,215
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked 265 Times in 263 Posts
    Don't mobiles actually scale this down anyway? Else the good majority of websites'd be totally unuseable, I'd say.

  • #6
    The fat guy next door VIPStephan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Halle (Saale), Germany
    Posts
    8,639
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 1,004 Times in 977 Posts
    There are good reasons why you can write different stylesheets for different devices. Screen, print, handheld… all no problem with different stylesheets.

  • #7
    The Apostate Apostropartheid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    3,215
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked 265 Times in 263 Posts
    Yeah, but let's face it, a lot of people don't actually bother.

    *references this site*

  • #8
    Rockstar Coder
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    9,074
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 328 Times in 324 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by CyanLight View Post
    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?
    OracleGuy

  • #9
    Master Coder felgall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    6,628
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 648 Times in 638 Posts
    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.
    Stephen
    Learn Modern JavaScript - http://javascriptexample.net/
    Helping others to solve their computer problem at http://www.felgall.com/

    Don't forget to start your JavaScript code with "use strict"; which makes it easier to find errors in your code.


  •  

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •