Re: resolution for web sites
- From: Richard Polhill <richard.news@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 12:51:16 +0100
On May 15, 4:21 pm, Richard Polhill
Cats wrote:On May 15, 8:53 am, Richard PolhillThat surely is up to the end user. I can't be expected to only host 320x200
I can't imagine using a computer with that small a screen, and suspect veryBut try imagining someone who doesn't run their web browser in full
few others will.
photos because some visitors may not want to hit the maximize button, can I?
This isn't a user interface issue, it's about a photo browser.
What's a photo browser if it's not a user interface?
The PHOTO is CONTENT, not DESIGN.
You use design elements that allow a page to WORK on a smaller screen: this is good web design practice. However, if you're presenting content that by it's nature needs a certain size, eg. a photo, then the content needn't be tiny.
Ideally, one would show thumbnails which link to the larger view, but that doesn't answer the underlying question: what is a good size for the larger view?
He didn't ask how would one design a web site to reach the largest audience. He asked what would be a good size to display a photo (not thumbnail, PHOTO) on a web site. You have to draw a line in the sand somewhere; making it small enough to fit within a 640x480 screen including enough space for the window furniture and shit (say, 48px all round), you'll get a 544x384 max size. On a modern laptop that's 4.5"x3.2" which IS A BIT TOO SMALL.
You may have some idea of web DESIGN best practice, but please consider the CONTENT.
I'll also contend that anybody who regularly uses a small screen is already happy to scroll around a bit; they simply will already be doing so with the vast majority of sites.
IF ONE WANTS TO LOOK AT A PHOTO (_NOT_ THUMBNAIL) ONE SHOULD EXPECT IT TO BE A SENSIBLE SIZE.
It's not like I said post the full 3000x2000 image FGS.
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