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Hi all, We are in the process of developing a web site and are not sure about what screen size & resolution to use. Any suggestions? Is it safe to assume that *most* people have 15" screens in 800 x 600 ? Or 1024 x 768 ? Also, how do you handle the browser's toolbars at the top, knowing it may take some screen space ? Can you detect the user's resolution? Thanks for all suggestions, Jean-Marc...

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    Default Screen size and resolution?

    Hi all,

    We are in the process of developing a web site and are not sure about what
    screen size & resolution to use. Any suggestions?
    Is it safe to assume that *most* people have 15" screens in 800 x 600 ? Or
    1024 x 768 ?
    Also, how do you handle the browser's toolbars at the top, knowing it may
    take some screen space ?
    Can you detect the user's resolution?

    Thanks for all suggestions,

    Jean-Marc


    Jean-Marc Rousset Guest

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    Default Re: Screen size and resolution?

    The standard most professionals use is for 800x600. Toolbars are typically
    not worried about. Yes, there are ways to detect resolution, that involves
    programming and thus is out of the scope of this MS Publisher forum. You'd
    need to research that according to the programming technology you would use.
    You can learn more about resolutions and Publisher at my site as well as
    general web design how to's.

    --
    David Bartosik - Microsoft MVP
    Visit [url]www.davidbartosik.com[/url]
    for Publisher and Web Design
    Tips and How-to's.

    "Jean-Marc Rousset" <_NOSPAM_labomure.jmwanadoo.fr> wrote in message
    news:uW1z37WuDHA.2248TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > Hi all,
    >
    > We are in the process of developing a web site and are not sure about what
    > screen size & resolution to use. Any suggestions?
    > Is it safe to assume that *most* people have 15" screens in 800 x 600 ?
    Or
    > 1024 x 768 ?
    > Also, how do you handle the browser's toolbars at the top, knowing it may
    > take some screen space ?
    > Can you detect the user's resolution?
    >
    > Thanks for all suggestions,
    >
    > Jean-Marc
    >
    >

    David Bartosik - MS MVP Guest

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    Default Screen size and resolution?

    Bonjour Jean Marc, comment ca ca? In answer to your first
    question..I was told by my web host to format my site at
    600x800 and to make sure that my own screen was 600x800
    also. The majority of users will view the web at that
    resolution. However.....when I posted the site on the web
    the total size of my web pages became extremely small FOR
    SOME VIEWERS but not for others. In other words sometimes
    a web page in my site filled the screen entirely and
    sometimes it only took up one third of the screen (it
    depended on the user's browser or service provider). I do
    not know why this is happening. I don't think you can
    detect the user's resolution. The browser's toolbar will
    make a difference but the user will just scroll down to
    see the part of your page that is not appearing. Your web
    pages will be completely different for people using AOL,
    or MSN or any other service proviser. My web site has ten
    different appearances. Beware of Publisher as a web
    building tool. I love it but I have had beaucoup de
    problems avec....
    >-----Original Message-----
    >Hi all,
    >
    >We are in the process of developing a web site and are
    not sure about what
    >screen size & resolution to use. Any suggestions?
    >Is it safe to assume that *most* people have 15" screens
    in 800 x 600 ? Or
    >1024 x 768 ?
    >Also, how do you handle the browser's toolbars at the
    top, knowing it may
    >take some screen space ?
    >Can you detect the user's resolution?
    >
    >Thanks for all suggestions,
    >
    >Jean-Marc
    >
    >
    >.
    >
    Barbara Guest

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