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What screen resolution do you use?

What screen resolution do you use on your monitor WHEN YOU BROWSE THE WEB?

  • 640 x 480

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  • 800 x 600

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  • 1024 x 768

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  • 1152 x 864

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  • 1280 x 1024

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  • 1600 x 1200

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Head Surfer

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Web designers are continually faced with trying to make a website look good at the most commonly used screen resolutions. Unfortunately it is not possible to make a website look the SAME in all screen resolutions, so we have to design them for the majority.

So that's what this poll is about! I am trying to find out what most appraisers use to BROWSE THE WEB (not necessarily for appraising, however if you use the same computer for both it is unlikely that you change the resolution just for web browsing)

If you don't know what your screen resolution is, it's easy to find out. For your computer that you use to BROWSE THE WEB:

1. Right click on any empty area of your desktop.
2. Choose properties, then click the "settings" tab.
3. Your screen resolution is shown at the left. (example 1024 by 768 pixels)

Thanks for your participation!
 

Alan Gertner

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My decision is based on two things:

1. Do my applications require a specifice screen setting?
This is becoming less and less frequent, but there are
still some applications which require a specific setting.
If you don't use their setting, the display may be garbled.
I try to avoid these applications.

2. What driver and settings work best for your monitor?
The only way to determine this is to try different settings
and determine which you like best. For my 17" monitor,
I use a driver not recommended by the vendor, 1152x864
and Large Fonts. This is an oddball setting, but the display
is very clear and by far better than the vendor's recommendations.
For my 19" monitor I use different settings (can't verify at the
moment because I'm upgrading the system and it's in pieces).
 

Head Surfer

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My decision is based on two things:

1. Do my applications require a specifice screen setting?

I was specifically talking about for browsing the web. Of course most people do not change their settings to browse the web if they use the same computer that they use to prepare their appraisals. However some have different computers for web browsing other than the one they use to prepare appraisals.
 

Alan Gertner

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I classifyweb sites as applications also.

Some web sites recommend and/or require you to use a specific screen setting for optimal viewing. These are becoming less and less frequent,
but I still encounter them once and awhile.

cheers.
 

Charlotte Dixon

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Mistake, mistake....I clicked the first one, before I read and understood the question. Sorry, delete me.
 

Bill_FL

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Wayne,

Some of the sites I use with local property appraisers have a GIS mapping system that requires a certain setting. Usually a minimum of the 1024x768. As such, I just leave it there.
 

Jeff Horton

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Wayne, I am one of the 1152 x 864 users since I got a 19" monitor. I also do a few web sites on the side. One thing I absolutely hate is a web site that is 1000 or so pixels wide because I do not view my browser (or any other window) full screen.

I bought the 19" monitor so I could have use the smaller (or is it larger?) 1152 x 864 resolution and see at the least a corner of several open windows at once. I prefer to swap from program to program by clicking on the window and not the menu bar. Web pages that are much wider than 800 wide (I am guessing) really annoy me. I am probably in the minority but you asked!

I usually try to keep my pages no wider than 800 pixels unless I really need it bigger. I am working on a photography web site now and I am reducing the photos to 700 pixels wide so they will fit inside a window not opened to full screen and the viewer will not have to scroll to see the photo.
 
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