2001-02-04 05:51 pm (UTC)
whats best ?
Ok, so whats the solution ?
Say for example you're running 1600x1200, a dual pentium III and a cable modem.
Who do you design for ?
If you design for the LCD "lowest common denominator" you don't really enjoy the possibilities of your own site. [like don't bother throwing in a 3 meg mpeg video clip]
Just bought a 3 mega-pixels camera. Do you post 200x200 rez, 36kb's jpegs just to make everyone happy ?
This is a problem that has been bothering me for a while now and I don't have the solution so how does one "make it work everywhere ?" Or should we even bother ???
2001-02-04 05:55 pm (UTC)
Re: whats best ?
2001-02-04 10:32 pm (UTC)
Re: whats best ?
2001-02-05 05:02 am (UTC)
Re: whats best ?
::::quivering with excitement::::
Ohhhhhhhhh.... ooooooooooooOOOOoooohhhhhh.... ::::frantically downloading and installing::::
Because of my insecurities and paranoia, I *know* you *MUST* be talking about me. Stupid web designer? How 'bout just 'uninformed'? A 'novice'?
I promise to try and do better. I mean it. I promise.
No, it wasn't you. :-)
Trust me, tons of people do this.
I just checked out your website now... FOUR BANNER ADS!!! Oh my.
:FOUR BANNER ADS!!! Oh my.:
declining economy and 50k worth of tuition loans call for desperate measures.
Thanks! I still think LiveJournal is the best thing since BBS's (remember them- before the internet?)
yeah... BBS's (BBSes?) ruled.
Yikes. Remind me to use spellerchecker, grammerchecker, and asswipe checker before I send you anything again.
No, I don't know the spelling myself ... hence the question mark.
I'm pretty sure your spelling is correct! :)
2001-02-04 07:19 pm (UTC)
Re: asswipe checker
Wonder where one actually finds those? ;-)
I'll have to agree with your rant. As a webdesigner I just do it and not state who it's for. I think the majority of the sites I design are 800x600, but only because I don't like to surf with my windows maximized.
When looking for inspiration and finding a cool design I will take the time to crack open Netscape to view it there. If it looks similar then I take note. Even though I use IE, it doesn't mean I have to subject everyone to it.
I especially love the websites that tell you what fonts you should have installed and what size font you should have it set to. Those are the best.
I love your userpics. :-)
you dont ever lower your resolution, just resize your window if you are at a higher resolution. :-P
well, yeah.... that's the point. we don't need to be told what resolution to set our monitor out. that's why we bought 19" and 21" monitors in the first place... so we could look at more than one thing at a time.
Yeah, this is a topic gone over all the time at work.
You don't know how many times others in the office didn't think about this, and one of our sale reps go and show a client and web site and it breaks miserable. How are you suppose to defend that?
Not only resolutions, but someone people NEVER test cross browser compatibilities. Dumb dumb dumb!
Amen. Design for usability, unless your point is to be "bleeding edge". I hate sites that are designed for a certain browser, or platform. Since I design primarily business to business sites I have designed for practicality. Don't scoff at designing for least common denominator. Those people spend money on things other than their computer. Think about it.
2001-02-04 07:35 pm (UTC)
i agree completly...
2001-02-04 10:54 pm (UTC)
Re: i agree completly...
I agree very much, and cross-browser issues are the main reason why I've stuck with Netscrape for as long as I have. Things like table tags that aren't closed tick me off bigs, and whenever I design for Netscape, it works fine in IE. But when I design with IE... THEN there are problems ahoy when I do my browser check. :p
2001-02-05 08:06 pm (UTC)
You *can* make a difference!