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Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by jweb2k, Jul 7, 2011.
How did "widescreen" monitors become so popular? Aren't more documents taller than they are wide? To me, "wide" is a euphemism for "short", meaning endless scrolling up and down.
I'm guessing this question has something to do with web-pages, as you're asking about browsers. As someone who maintains both our service web-site and a site of my own, I found the change from IE8 to IE9 to be the most tricky to accomodate so far. It used to be that it was Opera or Firefox caused most problems, but now, IE9 and current and previous versions of Firefox, Opera, Safari and Chrome all behave pretty consistently - and then you find that your site doesn't work in IE8.
I believe 900 > 768
and that 16:9 is scientifically proven to be more pleasing to the eye...
No resolutions but http://arstechnica.com/web/news/2011/07/june-browser-stats-rapid-release-edition.ars
breaks down world wide brower share monthly in pretty graphics...
I know it is. ;-)
I believe that 16:9 was adopted for television because it's the same shape as the visual field. However, people don't need to scroll through web-pages or edit A4 documents on a television. Traditionally, PC monitors have been 4:3 (mine is 1280 x 960), which I think is better suited to most computer applications.
I prefer 16:9 with a swivel function. Best of both worlds.
agreed, 16:9 either way allows the golden ratio and even wide makes design for 4:3 easier, otherwise where are your panels going?