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Old March 5th, 2007, 08:09 PM   #1
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web design for 16x9 or 4x3

If one were to make a website, should the presumption be that most computers now use 16x9 screens ? or should one site build for 4x3?
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Old March 5th, 2007, 09:07 PM   #2
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At the moment the majority of the screens are still 4x3, but the future is definitely 16x9. Personally I prefer a 980 pixels wide layout (most screens using a 1024x768 size), and a fixed aspect ratio for my websites, otherwise you can't control how it'll look on the visitor's screen.
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Old March 7th, 2007, 11:40 PM   #3
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It also depends on how you want to design your site. If you are looking to have a fixed height page then you can have the wider aspect ratio look regardless of screen size. Quite a few sites fit everything onto a stage like this.
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Old March 9th, 2007, 11:34 AM   #4
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I wouldn't be surprised if 1280x1024 LCDs aren't the most common displays in use nowadays (certainly there are a lot of them out there now), which is a 5:4.
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