A couple of my colleagues sent me email a few minutes ago complaining about my latest post and the screenshot. They said the picture was overlaying the text. Huh? So I investigated…
Hmmmm. It sure looks fine to me. Of course I’m running a 1920×1200 resolution on a 27″ widescreen monitor. Hardly pervasive I’m sure. By the way, the monitor I use is on sale for $674. See http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-4335 for details.
I then bumped my resolution down to 1280×1024. The post still looked fine at that resolution. Keith scratches head… So I bumped my resolution down to 1024×768. Gag!!! Yep, the post is pretty much hosed at that one.
I actually made a semi conscience decision on this long before those complaints. When I was resizing the screenshot, you lose pixels and clarity as you downsize. At some point, you might as well not even include a screenshot if it’s so blurry you can’t read the button text.
So, I’ll try an accommodate people running at 1024×768, but in this case, you’ll need to be at 1280×1024 or higher.
Anyone have any stats on what the pervasive resolution is these days? I’ve asked my audiences that question a few times recently and the answer I received was 1280×1024 and higher. Majority rules. 🙂