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Discussion in 'Site Problems & Feedback' started by bicycle Bill, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. bicycle Bill

    bicycle Bill Guest

    I visit several forums every day and this is the only one where the complete page is not visible without moving back and forth. Does anyone have any idea why this is happening

    I am satisfied it is not my PC causing this . Changing text size does not help.
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Are you using a screen resolution of 800x600 ?
     
  3. bicycle Bill

    bicycle Bill Guest

    Affirmative.
     
  4. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Web pages have been using 1024 for a while now. Unfortunately they are now going to 1280.

    The developers are too stupid to realize that only software developers are using 21 inch monitors.

    Becoming a real pain in the but.
     
  5. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    That would be the cause, un-fortunately our advert banners take up a width of 728 pixels, add to that the width of our logo (size differs depending on theme used) then your screen width of 800 pixels is soon being over stepped.
    One solution would be to switch up to a higher resolution such as 1024x768.
     
  6. bicycle Bill

    bicycle Bill Guest

    Thanks guys. I didn't have an inkling as to why this was happening.
     
  7. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User


    :eek: :confused: :eek: never
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    We did have a poll asking what screen resolutions people use, and If I remember right, the number using 800x600 isn't significant enough to justify a complete re-design of all four front page templates and all four forum templates just to fit the needs of 800x600 users.

    Personally I have no idea how you can use 800x600, hardly anything will fit on screen, you can only focus on one app at a time, most pages will scroll off the screen, large images are never viewable in one go...etc.
     
  9. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    we've had this conversation/slap fight many times before ;) so i'll stick with my reselution + you stick with yours :p

    /me slaps SPeedY_B with a piece of apple pie
     
  10. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Well you can use 800x600 and not see anything properly, or you can use something higher and see like the rest of the world does.
     
  11. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    I know I have posted this before - I have no idea what thread!

    But NTFS have to make the world work on 19" + screens = maximum res.?

    I know this is true - I started posting and got and Avatar and sorted my sig and within the week I had spring £400 for a 19" TFT (luckily I can wangle a trade price!) .... it even had a USB2 hub in it (but so elegant I haven't found it yet!)....

    I should be banned from posts like this - delete me at will mods - sorry bicycle man - bring back teletext based screens - only Apply need pixels anyway! (SEE MY SCREEN NAME i AM NOT SERIUS!)


    Pardon caps - too much vino!
     
  12. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    what? you sure you're in the UK? because we speak English here..
     
  13. chris

    chris Free to Fly

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    that made no sense at ALL to me either :confused:
     
  14. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    sorry guys

    like I said - too much vino...

    But I DO have this 19" TFT screen and the worl just feels so much BIGGER - know what I mean? ...

    I should never have posted - but there you go - I did, and I cannot explain better right now (Hic!)
     
  15. MdSalih

    MdSalih The Boss

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    Re: sorry guys

    are you confusing a monitor with a magnifying glass or something?

    MdSalih
     
  16. Alex_is_Axel

    Alex_is_Axel .:: FTPAlex ::.

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    19" isnt that big really when you own one. The screen resolutions are still roughly the same :confused:

    Like most people here, i like to see alot of things on my desktop rather than getting them to overlap one another which is why i use 1600x1200 resolution. I dont think i could ever go back to a smaller resolution now.. :eek:. Bascily im with SpeedY_B here :p. But were only saying that because we have higher screen resolutions than 800x600 and we feel more comfortable with space... well i do anyways :p

    Alex :cool:
     
  17. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    Agoraphobia versus Claustoraphobia?

    from 14" - where you NEED maybe to keep to lower res. to 19" - where you don't... it is a culture shift... personally I believ one day 21" will be the defacto standard for monitors - more is slitghtly overkill...

    I had BEFOR and AFTER monitor pics - but I deleted the before - so if you want to, you may still see the AFTER (IE 19"!)
     
  18. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    And before!

    wow - I think I found the brfore in a temp folder... lemme go look... yep - here 'tis!
     
  19. Alex_is_Axel

    Alex_is_Axel .:: FTPAlex ::.

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    well now i know where you got your avatar idea from :p *looks at your mouse mat*

    When i had my 14" (visable) monitor. i had my screen resolution on 1024x768. In my opinion, i guess you could call it kind of ideal for a small monitor for the fact that its not to big and it still gives you some space to move around on :)

    Then it progressed to 1280x1024 when i got my 17" monitor, which once again was an ideal size in my opinion for a 17 inch sized monitor although, i did try and increase my res to 1600x1200 but my monitor didnt suport it (it was cheap:p)

    So i got this 19" monitor which supported 1600x1200 and now i use that. Unfortunatly it doesnt support any higher and well.. i would of liked a bigger res to be honest really :confused:

    Alex :cool:
     
  20. LocKStocK

    LocKStocK Smokin & Jokin

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    Mate I've got a 21" monitor but I only have the res on 1152x846.
    Its because if I go any higher, the refresh rate drops and I like 100hz :p