A screen's resolution is its size as measured by the number of components (usually pixels) it contains. Sample screen resolutions for PC monitors include 1280x800 pixels, 1024x768 pixels, etc.

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How big is the cutoff for screen compatibility

I'm writing an application that requires a screen resolution of (height >= 1080), but my main question is, what screen resolutions should I expect on desktop computers so I know how to work with ...
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Choosing the right resolution to target for the mobile web

I have problem with choosing the right pixel size to design for when sketching Mobile user interfaces. I'm designing a mobile web that can be opened by different mobile devices (iPhone, Blackberry, ...
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Is viewport size a useful design constraint, and how are viewport sizes distributed?

I'm trying to support or falsify the hypothesis that desktop browser viewport size is distributed multimodally (that is, with "peaks" in the distribution that might make for useful website design ...
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What should the size of a game's window be?

I'm making a game with XNA, what I'm wondering is; what should the dimensions in pixels be of the window? It needs to be a size that will work on the majority of computers. I'm not sure if there's ...
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When did 1024x768 become the standard desktop screen resolution?

I need to justify my choice of screen resolution for a website that has to run on old PCs. When did 1024x768 first become popular? Are there stats somewhere about how far back you'd have to go to find ...
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Common screen resolution?

I'm developing a web application which is quite information heavy. This means that every pixel available in the screen for display helps a lot, to avoid the UI looking too cluttered and to display ...
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How do you conquer the challenge of designing for large screen real-estate?

This question is a bit more subjective, but I'm hoping to get some new perspective. I'm so used to designing for a certain screen size (typically 1024x768) that I find that size to not be a problem. ...
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How To Display Too Much Data

We're building a web-based platform where the main dashboard shows a table of data for users to view and analyze. As we're growing this tool, we seem to be adding more and more columns and are running ...
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DPI independent UI for webpages

For almost a decade, before LCD became the norm, screens used to be 72 or 96 DPI (Usually only found on Trinitron displays). However, now 120 and 144 DPI displays are quite common. With the coming of ...
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What screen vertical resolution should I cater for on non-phone browsers?

What's the base height in pixels that I should be aiming for on my website/web application?
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Should the UI (or backend) be fixed width or fluid? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: For websites, is it better to have a variable width layout or a fixed width layout? We are about to rebuild a web based application and currently the UI is fixed width, we'...