Who still puts "Recommended Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768" on their web pages?
I mean, come on.
Do they mean I should reduce my screen resolution to that? What about all those stinking Tool Bars that eat up screen realestate that the company won't let me remove? Did you take that into account when you created your crappy web app? NO YOU DIDN'T.
What about I set my screen resolution to your recommendation and then I not maximize your stupid web application?
Why didn't you say, "Minimum Recommended Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768"?
Why didn't you detect it with Java and ONLY NOTIFY ME THEN?!
At least it doesn't say that it works best with the "companies" recommended browser, IE 6.
This brand new version of the application is going to be released to production in the morning. I'll start testing it as soon as it's properly configured today. That should take about two days if I don't find any significant defects.
I tested an app a couple of years ago and entered a bug because the screen looked like crap. They rejected the bug because "The application is designed to be run maximized on your screen". I felt sick.
Yeah, you have all these people running at 640x480 on their CRTs hooked up to their VGA cards, so those companies are kind of being MEAN by forcing them to upgrade. Plus, over a 1200 baud modem, it takes FOREVER to load a page.
Personally, computers are making me sick. For every advancement, there are dozens of weaknesses that then require even more advancements...you get the picture. The complexity and fragility of the whole domain makes part of me want to throw in the towel and become a cabinetmaker or work in a small engine repair shop.
Our minimum recommended browser just went to IE7 this month. Although we still have about <10% of our User Base still using IE 6, should be amusing once we roll out our SharePoint driven web site to the general populace.