[sword-devel] Icon bar and redirects. (new website)

Eeli Kaikkonen eekaikko at mail.student.oulu.fi
Fri Dec 12 00:21:26 MST 2008

Quoting Tonny Kohar <tonny.kohar at gmail.com>:

> Hi,
> On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 4:28 AM, DM Smith <dmsmith555 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Other than that the changes look good in a narrow window.
>> Related to this. I know two people who, having vision problems,
>> regularly set their monitor to 640x480 or 800x600. This would happen for
>> them, too.
> For catering 800x600 uses, it is recommend to use 780 px width to
> allow some dynamic scrollbar, I read that somewhere long time ago.
> That 780px width also look nice on 1024x766, 1280x1024, I haven't try
> with higher resolution, I do not have the monitor/hardware :)
> Note: you can try different browser, resolution, os, etc at
> http://browsershots.org/
> For 640x480, I really do not know, but according to my web stats, that
> resolution is very minimal, the most visits are 1024x768 followed by
> 1280x1024

I'm quite sure that within couple of years the most common display
size to be sold will be full HD (or 1920x1200). The current netbooks
have 1024x600 and they are quite popular already. The resolution is
not all in all, the pixel size and distance to eye define the
preferred font size in pixels. With 17" full HD widescreen the font
must be scaled up to be readable, but 24" size is common nowadays. But
then again, 24" may be watched from different distance than 17".

This is so complicated that the only solution seems to be to test with
all available resolutions/screen sizes and make sure they all are
readable. The abovementioned browsershots looks good but it doesn't  
have full HD. And it doesn't scale the fonts.

--Eeli Kaikkonen

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