[wp-hackers] Re: The fixed with of the admin area
viper at viper007bond.com
Mon Mar 3 23:38:28 GMT 2008
One of the best plugins ever.
On Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 2:40 PM, Stephen Rider <wp-hackers at striderweb.com>
> On Mar 3, 2008, at 3:08 PM, Kimmo Suominen wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 12:49:11PM -0800, Charles wrote:
> >>> Like any other piece of software, users can and will size the
> >>> window like they want it.
> >> In practice, Windows apps (more so than Mac apps) are generally used
> >> full-screen.
> > Please provide pointers to studies backing that up. I've never known
> > that to be the case.
> I know a number of (non-geek) Windows users who don't even know that
> you _can_ run their browser smaller than fullscreen.
> I doubt you'll find a lot of studies, but there's a whooooole lot of
> anecdotal evidence. It's a trend -- nobody claimed it was an absolute.
> Here's another bit of anecdotal evidence for you: Look at the number
> of fixed-width sites out there that assume ~ 1000 px wide. That's
> aimed squarely at Joe User running 1024x768 maximized. I visited
> three bank websites the other day, and they _all_ did it.
> > I generally never use apps in full-screen mode on my Windows machines,
> > slide-shows typically being the exception.
> Yes, but you're a geek. ;)
> Personally, I prefer sites that are designed fluid up to a point --
> that is, max-width. Even better if based on em or %, so that as font
> size rises, so does the width. Looks good on a smaller screen (or
> small window), and scales well on higher resolutions if the user
> bumps the font size.
> Oh, and one last point -- many browsers allow you to resize a text
> window. Safari, for one. i think Firefox too, with a plugin....
> Stephen Rider
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