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    Screen Resolution

    What is the best screen resolution while doing testing on web based applications. Does it really matter or we really need to test on all possible screen resolutions there is?

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    Re: Screen Resolution

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Allan Christopher:
    What is the best screen resolution while doing testing on web based applications. Does it really matter or we really need to test on all possible screen resolutions there is? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    You need to examine your user base.
    What screen resolutions do they use?

    Lots of people are using resolutions from 800x600 to 1600x1200. But, if your user population is made up of people using lower-end systems, they may tend toward lower-end resolution.

    The demographics of your user base may tell you that most of them are older. My parents always use 800x600 for example, while I tend to use 1280 x 1024.

    Does it really matter if you don't test on all resolutions? That's hard to say. It depends so much on the layout of your pages, the graphics you use, etc, etc. You should at least try a few and see if you spot any resolution-dependant problems. That may help you decide if you really need to include many resolutions in your testing, or just a few.

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    Re: Screen Resolution

    We tend to see more problems at lower resolutions. We currently examine all of our pages at 800x600.

    Lower resolutions tended to give the most problems due to the lack of real-estate at this level. Sometimes images, text would wrap around forcing things belowthe fold. And the more scrolling that you have to do, the less effective your pages become.

    This 800x600 resolution is also checked on a variety of different browsers, since each browser may render the page differently, even at the same resolution.

    Good luck!


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