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griffin
12th February 2009, 03:14 AM
This was raised in another topic, and I have seen other websites noting changes to accomodate the majority of people using (or assumed to be using) larger monitors and larger resolution/pixel settings to match.

I recently changed my resolution setting to 1280 x 1024 from 1024 x 768 (it is still taking some getting used to), mostly because the format settings of the new main page don't work for a pixel setting below the one I am now using. As such, I think it is worth getting an idea of what minimum sizes and settings people have here, for when any future changes are done, that may not look right or work for people outside of a certain size/pixel range.

So what size monitor do you use (if you know), and what resolution/pixel setting do you have? My monitor is 18inch (from corner to corner), which was big for its time, but probably small by today's standards.

Tober
12th February 2009, 05:13 AM
21" at 1600 X1200

OTCA banner looks llike this:

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj230/AUST_Tober/otca-1.jpg

There is a background seam towards the right end.

griffin
12th February 2009, 06:08 AM
That's one thing I was worried about. The background image needs to be big enough to cater for the larger pixel settings, and in this instance, I need to generate a slightly larger one.

Tetsuwan Convoy
12th February 2009, 07:26 AM
I think mine is a 14.1 inch (whats that in cm?):D According to the blurb

1orion2many
12th February 2009, 07:57 AM
:eek:You are talking about yur computer monitor Tets:confused::p:D

GoktimusPrime
12th February 2009, 08:07 AM
According to Google 14 1/10 inches is 35.8cm. :) My monitor at work is 43.5cm. Not sure about the size of my monitor at home though.

波動拳!

iceburn
12th February 2009, 08:08 AM
mine's 1280x1024 at home, i think work's about the same too.
there's a way of making the banner background work for the site background

17/18" size lcd monitors

3 images in total
1. site background image (two tones grid - resizable)
2. banner background image (two tones with the insignias - resizable)
3. banner image (contains matrix and OTCA lettering only - that will always stay in the middle)

gamblor916
12th February 2009, 08:31 AM
I work on a 24 inch imac at 1920x1200, so it tiles the background.
How about doing some css trickery to place a right hand side image?

Golden Phoenix
12th February 2009, 08:33 AM
I have it at 1280 x 1024 on my Pc
I do browse the foums on the odd occasion using my Wii though (like now). Don't know what it displays the internet at

griffin
12th February 2009, 02:07 PM
I think mine is a 14.1 inch (whats that in cm?):D According to the blurb

Large TVs are being listed in CMs, but smaller ones and computer monitors are generally in inches (so just round off to the nearest inch).

According to Google 14 1/10 inches is 35.8cm. :) My monitor at work is 43.5cm. Not sure about the size of my monitor at home though.

波動拳!

Unless your monitor is specifically listed as being in centimeters, consistency of this topic and the need to compare in the one measurement, requires imperial. It causes confusion on topics like these to not use the designated measurement system.

Making a fuss about people not using the 'national' measurement system is a hollow complaint when using words that are not the 'national' language (like above, which was convenient).
To avoid being labelled as a hypocrite, you either need to consistently use national language and measurments, or their original format (measurement/language). You can't be stubborn on one and set a bad example on the other.

jaydisc
12th February 2009, 02:20 PM
Widescreen 13.3" laptop at 1280 x 800 res.

jacksplatt11
12th February 2009, 02:43 PM
I have a widescreen 15.4" laptop at 1440 X 900, current logo looks perfect in regards to size, quite happy with it, maybe just take the white out of the Oz-Matrix :cool:

blackie
12th February 2009, 02:44 PM
mines 15.4 widescrean sitting at 1280 X 800
looking good :)

MV75
12th February 2009, 08:50 PM
24" - 1920x1080. I run the browser as a window in the center of the screen. :) - probably about 50% of the screen wide all up. Height is more important anyway.

GoktimusPrime
12th February 2009, 09:13 PM
Unless your monitor is specifically listed as being in centimeters, consistency of this topic and the need to compare in the one measurement, requires imperial. It causes confusion on topics like these to not use the designated measurement system.
My monitor box had both metric and USC listed actually.

Making a fuss about people not using the 'national' measurement system is a hollow complaint when using words that are not the 'national' language (like above, which was convenient).
To avoid being labelled as a hypocrite, you either need to consistently use national language and measurments, or their original format (measurement/language). You can't be stubborn on one and set a bad example on the other.
RE: Board Rule #11.
I haven't corrected or harassed anybody's usage of USC measures here. I only provided a conversion because Tetsuwan Convoy specifically asked for it.

I quoted my work monitor size in cm because I measured it with a ruler (and school rulers are exclusively metric). I've long thrown out my monitor box so I can't quote its official size, but according to my ruler my home monitor is 45cm (or 17 18/25 inches according to Google)

Kyle
12th February 2009, 11:56 PM
Widescreen 13.3" laptop at 1280 x 800 res.

Same. :p

Oilspill
13th February 2009, 12:39 AM
22 inch widescreen monitor at 1680 * 1050 rez.

Looks ok to me at the moment.

Geminii
14th February 2009, 10:12 PM
3050x1680, although I usually keep my browser windows at 1050x1680 (yes, portrait mode).

I do have a 2560x1600 screen I've been holding onto for over a year waiting for a card which can drive it... :/

Soundwarp
15th February 2009, 08:51 AM
1280 / 1024

22"

MV75
15th February 2009, 09:14 AM
3050x1680, although I usually keep my browser windows at 1050x1680 (yes, portrait mode).

I do have a 2560x1600 screen I've been holding onto for over a year waiting for a card which can drive it... :/

That's a long time in which to not buy an ATI 4850/4870 card. Go get one tomorrow.

Wheel-J
15th February 2009, 12:15 PM
WS 14-inch laptop @ 1280 x 768 pixels

Geminii
17th February 2009, 12:59 AM
That's a long time in which to not buy an ATI 4850/4870 card. Go get one tomorrow.

's a matter of cash flow, plus not having a motherboard new enough to support it.

"New PC with kickin' video cards" is definitely on the list of things which need buying once I can justify the budget outlay. At the moment, I can't really justify it, although yeah, it would be very nice.

Tetsuwan Convoy
17th February 2009, 09:01 AM
:eek:You are talking about yur computer monitor Tets:confused::p:D

Just ask your wife!:D:D;)

WOOOOOOOOOO!:rolleyes:

SGB
22nd February 2009, 10:31 PM
22" widescreen at 1280x768.