What are the true values for screen measurements? What is the universal measurement to meet the majority population’s screen preferences?
There are PC Platforms, Apple Platforms, large screens, medium-size screens & small screens. We also are dealing with multiple browsers; IE, FireFox & Safari to name a few. Keep in mind that the average user whether apple or pc, can adjust their screen preferences +/-.
What is a satisfying screen size for viewing my content? Text, images, graphics, etc.? Text seems fuzzy and graphics can appear pixelated. They look fine/sharp within freeway’s program.
Speaking of screen adjustments, what is a good setting for text/fonts size so they appear legible when zooming in or out?
Rule of thumb for me is 1000px wide and however tall. I typically use the 960 grid system or at least start there. If I have a page that is a 1000px wide, I get 12px of unused space on each side for people who have 1024x768 screens. If I make the content area smaller by having it be 960px than I have 32px on each side which is a bit better in terms of space.
I think others will agree that 800x600 is out and at least a 1000px wide page is ideal, but again I use 960px so I can accommodate that minimal screen space.
For instance, my website, found in the signature bar, is 1000px wide but the content area is 960px. That might give you a better visual aid.