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si-blog
the web log of Simon Jessey

Thursday, January 23rd, 2003

Size is everything

I have spent the last few days feverishly working on my new site design. I created a test page to demonstrate the structure and layout and shunted it through various browsers to see how it fared. Everything looked fabulous and I started to get things ready to begin converting existing pages. I made copies of some of the files and stuck them on my notebook so that I could make some finishing touches in my free period at school. I loaded up the main page and realized in horror that it looked crap. Like a fool, I had forgotten to check that the design worked on lower screen resolutions. It is such a fundamental requirement of web design that it had completely slipped my mind. I am spoiled at home with a 21-inch monitor running a screen resolution of 1280 by 1024 pixels. My laptop runs at 1024 by 768. A good site must work on 800 by 600 at the very least.

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