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Which screen size
should a web developer aim at?
In the SUMit HTML course I emphasise to my pupils that screen size is unknown.
It could be an old laptop, with a tiny screen of 600x800. Another user might experience a cinema view on a giant 22 inch screen, with a multitude of pixels. You don't know. So, web developers shouldn't aim for anything.
It's ever so cute to see a web developer cluelessy consider their own configuration, with their own font type and size, as the world wide standard. They work with the most modern equipment available. It's hard to imagine for them that there are still many folks out there with a smaller screen. However, if you have learned to think E-commercially, you would not want to skip any customers.
Yeah, I know, those 600x800 screens are old-fashioned, and get more and more scarce. The average screen size grows. There are plenty of pixels around. Or, aren't there? Your website might be on a large screen, but in one out of many small windows. So, you still don't know.
Perform a test. Resize the window in which you're reading this Nut's weekly. You'll see that the browser reformats the text. This Nut remains well readable, even in a rather small window.
It's funny to see there is a counter move going on. Screens are getting smaller. Your website might seen on something else than a computer monitor.
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· June 2000
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