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 1920x1200 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 1280x1024. The post still looked fine at that resolution. Keith scratches head... So I bumped my resolution down to 1024x768. 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 1024x768, but in this case, you'll need to be at 1280x1024 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 1280x1024 and higher. Majority rules. 🙂