December 13, 2006 in Feedback
We designed our software with the standard resolution of 1024x768 (or higher), so not all areas of the board or Admin CP are going to work properly in lower resolutions.
anyone still use 800x600?
People with laptops perhaps? We thought we'd make a 900px fixed-width forum, but some people complained that scroll bars appeared in their browsers. Now we have a max:900px, min:760px width main table instead. It's possible to make some minor changes to accomodate smaller resolutions, like in forum index cutting out the post icon column, changing the date format in the 'last action' column and so on, and then changing the width percentages for each column. Editor width can be adjusted in the ACP. A little extra work, but certainly doable.
yes people still use 800 by 600, and any time I reported something looking terrible in it in bug reports, they just told me the above about how they can't design things based around that res.
People may still use 800
I use 800x600 and everything works except the header of the ACP which will not shrink. By the header, I mean the row which shows the tabs. It looks like I have to modify it to rid myself of the Invision Dynamic graphic.
The current "web standard" resolution is 1024x768. Thus we design with this as a minimum in mind.
Consider this. My grandfather has poor vision. He can no longer drive due to it, and has a hard time even seeing the TV in the living room. However, his screen resolution is still set to 1024x768.Keeping in mind that yes, accessibility is still a priority, IPS also has to keep in mind that there are certain web standards, and as a manufacturer of web products it is in their best interest to follow those standards as well.
Yep, people who can't see very well. It's only a few people but I know because I have seen it myself. Not taking sides one way or the other; it has been a hot issue for a while now.
I have a smaller monitor, a 17" CRT. My resolution is 1280x1024 and things aren't all 'stretched out'...to be perfectly honest, if I were in IPS's shoes I would do the same. Screw 800x600.
well I dont like looking at everything all tiny and such..screw the larger screen resolutions :P :lol:
Things aren't all tiny, I can see things perfectly fine from say 6 feet away...you guys need contacts or something.
I seem to recall topics like this when web developers abandoned 640x480 to 800x600 support.
I have two 17" LCD's on my desktop, both running 1280x1024 and I would pump it up higher if I could. I HATE 800x600, it just looks horrible. Reminds me of the resolution on a Commodore 64.As for IPS not catering to those with low resolutions, it's not that they are choosing to do so...by making something 800x600 compatible they are limiting the things they can do for the majority. They would rather progress the functionality of the majority, if it means limiting the use for the minority.But rest assured it's not to cause such problems, or be discriminatory - it's to provide better service and appearance to their customers.
The irony is ( as the topic starter), the board works well for me at 800x600 with only one exception. The 2 right-most tabs in the ACP get messed up as I posted above. Good thing I do not need HELP & SUPPORT too often.
It is just one of those things that at some point you have to choose to proceed to. Much like support for 640x480 is all but dead.Some will always have issues though. We get unhappy calls often about lack of support for ancient browsers. While it would be nice to support them it's just not feasible.
Well I didn't know you suffered from bad eye-sight, that's probably why it is okay for me and not for you. I realize accessibility needs to be addressed but 800x600 is so 2004.
I wear contacts...what's your point? :unsure: Why should I struggle with tiny text and layout? :rolleyes: Like I said software shopuld be developed to work with any resolution...then everyone is happy :cool:
I wear contacts...what's your point? :unsure: Why should I struggle with tiny text and layout? :rolleyes:
Like I said software shopuld be developed to work with any resolution...then everyone is happy :cool:
I must have missed the announcement that in order to use the ACP to its fullest ability, you will need a resolution > 800x600. :blink:
There's also a distinct difference between 'usable' and 'looks perfect'. It doesn't look perfect at 800x600, but it's certainly still usable.
Then tell me how I can click on the Help & Support tab in the ACP.
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