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 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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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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Responsive design: Should I go bigger than 1024px?

I have 6 responsive variations for a web app, from 916px to 320px wide. While running some internal tests, 2 out of 6 people mentioned that they would prefer if the app responded to bigger screens ...
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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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Does reducing white space improve or degrade the user experience?

As a web designer, I work on a lot of ecommerce websites. One piece of feedback that comes in time and time again, is to make vertical spacing smaller, not only to get more products above the fold, ...
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Bad picture, or no picture at all?

I am currently rebuilding an e-commerce website from scratch. The design that has been created for the new site features a lot of large images, which looks pretty good. However: not all pictures in ...
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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, ...
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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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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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What is the generally accepted resolution for mobile design?

So, I am a week and a half into a new project, and I've been designing for a resolution of 320px * 480px. I am new to the game and I've just found out that that resolution is too small considering the ...
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Screen sizes, how do we determine standards and what are they?

Recommending a screen size Recently I have been doing some research on screen sizes and realized that I had to rethink many of my previous assumptions. As a UX professional I feel it is of utmost ...
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Why is 1366x768 considered by some to be the standard widescreen for modern laptops?

I have a 13" MacBook Pro (mid-2012) but it is limited to 1280x800. The other resolutions available to me, when I go to system preferences, are 1152x720, 1024x768, 1024x640, and 800x600. Presumably, ...
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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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What do you call non-retina displays?

With the introduction of high density pixel displays (Retina being the brand name Apple uses) what do we now call non-retina (low pixel density) displays? Legacy Displays Low Pixel Density Displays ...
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Common screen resolution? (In a business environment)

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 ...
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Screen resolution causing wave effect in background image

I'm in the process of developing a website that is reminiscent of an old CRT monitor. To achieve the effect, I've taken an image that consists of a horizontal black line and a white line repeating ...
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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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Are higher-resolution images always better?

I have had this perception that for a given size, higher resolution pictures will always look better than the lower ones. But on this link in StackOverFlow I read something different. So my ...
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How should a responsive website use so much extra space on large screens?

In older websites, the standard is usually 960 pixels, because it has a lot of factors that it can be divided into, and most monitors were 1024 pixels wide. Recently, a large portion of laptops are ...
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What is the smallest screen size you design for

I'm looking to make my website responsive, however this is my first foray into responsive design, and I'm pretty clueless at the moment. I have no idea what the current state of play is with regard ...
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Designing an app for iPad / iPhone retina display

I am working for a client to develop an iOS app both for iPhone and iPad including for retina displays. The client is going to get the UX designs himself. We use the Apple's iOS Human Interface ...
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Why are there so many widescreens on desktop devices?

By looking at the browser screen size stats that we can find online we can see that a large percentage of aspect ratios for desktop sized devices (i.e. those you can't rotate) are widescreen. I ...
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How to deal with extra space

I'm developing a web application that already use a responsive design(bootstrap) and play well within any small resolution. But that's common that nowadays desktop screens go up to 1920px wide, and ...
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When designing a responsive layout is it right to assume the iPad layout will be the same as the desktop?

When designing responsive layouts I tend to do 2 sets of wireframes. I design for both mobile and desktop and assume that the iPad will adopt the same layout as the desktop due to size. ( this is if ...
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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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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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Is this a good way to have two UI between iPad and iPad mini?

Yes, the iPad and iPad mini finally come with same resolutions. And the difference between two device is physical size. But the question I have is...Should I make the iPad have more view than the iPad ...
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Why provide multiple resolutions for Android?

Since Android scales images, why do we need to provide anything but the highest resolution drawables? For example, if you only have ldpi images, devices that use mdpi will scale down images in the ...
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Responsive design for big resolutions

I would like to design a one-pager site which will be responsive and will be presented well in huge resolutions, such as 2560 width. One method of doing this is design the site with a maximum fixed ...
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Generate a list of resolutions for a new window

My program is a wrapper for Remote Desktop Connection which generates a ".rdp" file and launches the file through the normal program. I am trying to mimic Remote Desktop Connection's resolution slider ...
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display reports while minimizing resolution issues

I'm building reports and dashboard interface for customer use that should eventually serve many users with many different screens and different resulutions. I build the report with ssrs-2008 tool. ...
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Is it bad ux if images on a web page are 'longer' than user's screen size?

First, some background. Most of the big images I see on the web, especially those in articles, are usually 800x600 pixels in size. Is there any reason for this, especially the height? (e.g. ...
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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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Different colors on different screens [closed]

I'm making a background image for a PDF document. I have just realized that the same jpeg background looks really different (different colors) on different screens. Is there a way to avoid this huge ...
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Designing forms for iPad [closed]

I am building an iPad application which is going to let users to enter information such as texts, dates and other options as well. As we all know, iPad screens are very big. So building forms is a ...
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Testing responsive websites for cross browser compatibility

I have to do liferay cms testing for a site / portal. The site will at setup be blank and the client can choose from templates/portlets and upload content as required. It would have a responsive html ...
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Why is 960px the max width for a webpage on a 1920 width tablet?

My tablet offers a 1920x1200 resolution. I noticed anything over 960px wide does not fit well on my Webpage. Why on a 1920 wide tablet do I have to keep my images 960px wide or less?
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All content without scrolling vs content scrollable on home page

For one, if you want all your content shown without scrolling, your site will end up being saturated. For the second option, you don't have to worry on spacing issues and you can make your design ...
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Screen resolution for Flash-based Interactive Package

I'm developing an interactive based flash package (like Cisco's flash based module). The finish product would be SCORM package and APK. My client wants to deploy it on Chamilo LMS and android tablet ...
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What width for fixed-width site with no existing analytics and ignoring mobile?

I know variations of this question have been asked a lot but I havnt found one that exactly relates to my situation. Im making a fixed-width website. Device detection will redirect phones to a ...
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screen resolution for android and iPhone design in Photoshop [closed]

For iPhone an Android design, why we set the psd resolution up to 72? why we aren't using 160 for mdpi and 240 for hdpi so on. Eg: for iPhone 2x res we are choosing 640 x 960px and and screen ...