Questions tagged [aspect-ratio]

describes the ratio between the width and the height of a screen, often described by terms like 'widescreen' or 'cinemascope', but also by numerical ratios such as 4:3 or direct pixel counts, such as 1024*768

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Designer - Developer Spec hand-off?

What is the easiest way to share specs with the developer? Instead of mentioning the specs in the design. I did have a look at Zeplin, Avocode, Marvelapp etc. for handoff since we have our own ...
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Best practices for image aspect ratios

I understand my image sizing should be dictated by other factors but I was curious if there were any standards for image aspect ratios in responsive web design. i.e., 1:1 or 3:4 which reflects the ...
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Why are monitors landscape and books portrait oriented?

Generally, with most books, they are in portrait form. I've seen reasons for this, like it is less work for our eyes. If this is the case, then why are computer monitors and TVs in landscape form? Why ...
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What's the most common aspect ratio in terms of web design? [closed]

I'd like to know what is the most common aspect ratio to aim for in web design? I'm having problems with a site that works fine in 1920x1080 (16:9), but it doesn't work out so great in 1680x1050 (16:...
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Standard headshot and thumbnail dimensions and width/height ratio

Is there a preferred size and ratio for images that represent a headshot/mugshot of a person? I have a project where we're taking photos of people, generate thumbnails, store the thumbnails and print ...
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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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