12 Feb 2012 - 8:00pm
4 years ago
11 replies

Why not shift to 1200px minimum desktop/laptop screen resolution

Hi guys,

I've just been asked whether there's a downside to moving to 1200px as the minimum desktop/laptop screen resolution we design for.

As far as I can tell, there are two downsides:

  • iPad browsers in landscape mode will be forced to zoom out to fit the content within the screen
  • Some laptops will be forced into horizontal

What proportion of laptop users? I don't know. I've tried to search for statistics on laptop screen resolutions, without success.

Are there any other segments or gotchas we should keep in mind?

12 Jan 2010 - 3:22am
6 years ago
3 replies
Daniel Demel

How to optimize for different screen resolutions.

Hi all,

I am working on a software interface which is going to be used by
healthcare professionals while counseling and fitting medical
instruments for patients at the same time. Setup is usually a
computer on a desk, operated by the healthcare professional while his
patient is sitting on the oposite side.

The current UI is optimzed for 1024 by 768. What we could observe
while visiting users is the fact, that most of them use 17" to 19"
screens. Some go bigger, some use 16:9 laptops.
But most use the 1024 by 768 even if the display supports much higher

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