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Tom B
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Posted - 01/03/2010 :  6:38:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit Tom B's Homepage  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

I have been looking at the aspect ratios of websites and the aspect ratios of laptops? Where does the market seem to be doing right now? Anybody?

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Posted - 01/03/2010 :  8:11:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

Laptops are outselling desktops. The next growth market is netbooks.
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I have both ,I dont think I could ever do with out my desktop.I would think in the days of smart phones the laptop sales would decline..

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I have both and I prefer my desktop. I only use my laptop when I absolutely have to.
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I'm not the norm (for a LOT of reasons - and in a lot of ways) but I use mine when I'm sitting in the Big Comfy Chair, for new song lyrics during shows, and occasionally for running the lights during those shows - plus, at work, it's the world's largest iPod. - so mine gets one heck of a workout.

It doesn't have to be the latest and greatest - just a workhorse that can take some punishment. This laptop from Beagle's company has been fitting the bill quite well.
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I don't have a desktop (used to, but we use it as a server now). There is no way I could replace my laptop with any phone.

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Hey Tom, I keep gettin these emails for free Dell laptop testers...want in?

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I could be wrong, but I don't think Tom was asking whether to buy a desktop or laptop.
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I didn't think so either when I read the initial post, but went along with the responses.

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If you're asking what I think you're asking, Tom, my husband would be a good person to talk to.

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The current, cutting edge standard is 16 by 9.
Generally, websites are designed to fit certain widths based on pixels.

We used to design websites 640px wide, but today with better display screens, we design websites to 1000px.

I would get a rectangular shaped laptop, but not a mini. Current standard laptops all would be good for viewing all possible website resolutions.





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[i]Originally posted by Tom Birdwell[/i]
[br]I have been looking at the aspect ratios of websites and the aspect ratios of laptops? Where does the market seem to be doing right now? Anybody?


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As a fledgling designer, I've been writing at 750px. Many of the people who view my sites are older and still using CRT's so I keep that in mind.

I have 2 new laptops and a desktop - the desktop, while more powerful in processor & speed, is growing cobwebs. Plan to donate it to the library should they ever have space.
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[i]Originally posted by John Beagle[/i]
[br]The current, cutting edge standard is 16 by 9.
Generally, websites are designed to fit certain widths based on pixels.

We used to design websites 640px wide, but today with better display screens, we design websites to 1000px.

I would get a rectangular shaped laptop, but not a mini. Current standard laptops all would be good for viewing all possible website resolutions.



Thank you John. I just didn't want to stay with an older, more square monitor, than the wider ones being sold today. My older IBM T42 display now finds many sites wider than the screen and results in a lot of cursor back and forth. If a new standard was comng, I wanted to go with. Young people tell me to reduce my pixel size, but than would require yet a different set of reading glasses.

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