Posted by Harlan Messinger on 01/30/08 21:13
Harlan Messinger wrote:
> mrcakey wrote:
>> "Beauregard T. Shagnasty" <email@example.com> wrote in
>>> catalyst wrote:
>>>> Hi! I'making a webpage in html+style in css. How to make that this
>>>> shows similar in all this 800x600, 1024x768...1400x1050 resoultions?
>>> None of the above. All of the above.
>> support Netscape, a browser with approximately 0.5% of the market?
>>> My monitor is 1680x1050, and I have two browser windows open
>>> side-by-each. Or one browser and some other application, maybe my web
>>> page editor. Screen resolution is unimportant. Think of mobile phones
>>> and PDAs, too. You site (if a general site) should work on all of them.
>> No it shouldn't. It should work on the platforms he chooses to market
> You mean there are people who come to marketing meetings and say, "Our
> market shows us that our high-tech molded bicycle seats are popular in
> the 1400x1050 pixel, 15- to 17-inch screen, maximized browser community,
> but Brand X seats sell better in the 1024x768 pixel, 19-inch,
> browser-occupies-only-part-of-the-screen community"?
Besides that, I'm curious why people who are so sure that it isn't worth
building a more flexible design now don't see why it's even less worth
building a design that will require a complete overhaul when the
resolutions are even higher a few years from now. I'm thinking about the
people who built fixed designs that worked at 800 x 600 several years
ago and now have a presentation that can't be read on screens with twice
the pixels in each dimension (text too small or columns too narrow) and
that create increasing frustration as more and more users try to access
them (because they see no reason why they shouldn't be able to after
having shelled out the money for the capability) on cell phones.
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