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Which Screen Resolution Works Best?

Hi guys,

Just want to know what resolution you set your design for. At times I use 760px for my designs and at times set the table to 100% which seems to spread all over the page.

Suggestions please.

Bola

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css with divs, spans, etc

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That is an advise I have to yield to. I sure know how to combine table with CSS, but CSS alone, I haven;t tried that before.

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remove the table mentality out of the picture. the only way to go is CSS. if u dont know it, then learn it.

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i think it is cooler to use the standard resolution of 800/600.But it does not appear

moderate on all browsers.So i now prefer to make the page moderate and centrally placed

.say 800/500-550.I think this appears better and looks simple even if you are developing

a complex site.

However, guy, i think you'll do better with CSS.It more flexible.

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Thanks guys for this reply. Deji, thanks for the list apart site. I'm on it now.

1ce again, thanks so much.

Bola

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Ill advice u use 800*600 cos using 100% table will disorganise ur page wen browsing with a bigger screen.

well css is good cos it downloads faster dan table. If it gets to an old browser some of ur useful design layout may be flawed.

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If possible, use CSS for your overall layout. The problem is that a page layout based on tables will not be rendered until the last byte is downloaded. If you use CSS, then the parts of your page that are downloaded first will be displayed first. A CSS-based layout will also be easier to adapt for printing or viewing on mobile phones.

The Nairaland Forum Theme is built using a table-based layout, which is regretable.

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Thanks Seun for you reply.

Do you mean I should use CSS alone? I use table and CSS combined.

I will send you a PM once I finish sending this.

Bola

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I think it's smart to target a monitor resolution of 800x600 if your design is complicated. Else you should just make it flow to fit the width of the screen. So your current strategy makes sense.

Tables are so 1997, use CSS!

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