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Web designers suck. [Feb. 4th, 2001|05:19 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Why do people put "Best viewed at 1024x768" on their web sites?

1) You shouldn't design a website for a certain browser, certain operating system, or certain monitor size. It should work everywhere.

2) Even if you do target one resolution, what good does telling the users what resolution looks best accomplish? If they're below that, it's probably because their monitor or video card sucks... you don't need to tell them your website was designed for a higher resolution. Trust me, they already know from the scrollbars all over the place. (did you really need to use frames? no, you didn't.) Nobody lowers their resolution for the fun of it. And, if they're above that resolution, it's pretty silly showing that message isn't it? I mean, personally I think 1600x1200 looks better than 1024x768 ... should I lower my resolution to look at this person's shitty site?

Same with color depth.

I hate stupid web designers.

From: apriljoy
2001-02-04 06:33 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-02-04 06:37 pm (UTC)
I love your userpics. :-)
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From: apriljoy
2001-02-04 06:39 pm (UTC)


Thanks :)
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