Inspired by "Common screen resolution?" and a debate at work where I defended the teachings of this site...
In the debate we argued about how the business environment differ from home environment in terms of screen resolutions, including:
- Larger Screens
- Multiple Screens
This is what Microsoft Suggests as a General Guideline for both Home and Business:
- Support the minimum Windows effective resolution of 800x600 pixels. For critical user interfaces (UIs) that must work in safe mode, support an effective resolution of 640x480 pixels. Be sure to account for the space used by the taskbar by reserving 48 vertical relative pixels for windows displayed with the taskbar.
- Optimize resizable window layouts for an effective resolution of 1024x768 pixels. Automatically resize these windows for lower screen resolutions in a way that is still functional.
- Be sure to test your windows in 96 dots per inch (dpi) (at 800x600 pixels), 120 dpi (at 1024x768 pixels), and 144 dpi (at 1200x900 pixels) modes. Check for layout problems, such as clipping of controls, text, and windows, and stretching of icons and bitmaps.
But I agree that when taking into consideration a business environment the screen size would tend to be larger.
How would this impact UX policies for Business Software Development Firms in terms of getting the right Minimum Effective Resolution in business context?.