"Canvas" size v Screen size?

"Canvas" size v Screen size?

Post by Davi » Sat, 16 Jan 1999 04:00:00



I have followed several "Which size screen to design for?" threads. I guess
it largely comes down to knowing your target audience. However my question
is:

1.    Although the screen may be 640 x 480, 800 x 600 etc. How much of that
area can we design for? The "canvas" if you like. Some of the Pixels will be
taken up by the browser. Has anyone worked out how many?

2.    I have a 17" screen set to 1024 x 768. Is there a reasonably accurate
way to simulate the view someone would get using a 15" with 800 x 600 or 14"
with 640 x 480 on my existing equipment.

Would setting to 800 x 600 and increasing viewing distance to simulate a
smaller  screen, be of any use?

When changing the screen resolution do all things in a browser window change
in size? i.e. fonts, html components etc as well as the graphics?

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Many thanks

David


 
 
 

"Canvas" size v Screen size?

Post by Thomas A. Row » Sat, 16 Jan 1999 04:00:00


1. 600 pixels (allowing 40 pixels for browser frame)
2. You can reset your video to 640, etc.
3. Just use a fixed table set 600 pixels.

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>I have followed several "Which size screen to design for?" threads. I guess
>it largely comes down to knowing your target audience. However my question
>is:

>1.    Although the screen may be 640 x 480, 800 x 600 etc. How much of that
>area can we design for? The "canvas" if you like. Some of the Pixels will be
>taken up by the browser. Has anyone worked out how many?

>2.    I have a 17" screen set to 1024 x 768. Is there a reasonably accurate
>way to simulate the view someone would get using a 15" with 800 x 600 or 14"
>with 640 x 480 on my existing equipment.

>Would setting to 800 x 600 and increasing viewing distance to simulate a
>smaller  screen, be of any use?

>When changing the screen resolution do all things in a browser window change
>in size? i.e. fonts, html components etc as well as the graphics?

>--
>Many thanks

>David




 
 
 

1. size "2" too big - size "1" too small

<font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">

For this font family I find size "2" a little too large on 800x600
resolution

but size "1" too small

how can I get a font size somewhere in between size 1 and 2

prefer not to use style sheets... for now

ideally would like to use a percentage to reduce size

<font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" .......what goes here >

thanks in advance

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