Simulating screen properties
Still, I'd like to be able to display my page the way they're seeing it. I thought CoffeeCup had a way to do this, but I found out it didn't after one person gave me the parameters of his screen and I couldn't find any way to do a simulation.
Even a Google search was unproductive. Does anyone know how to do this?
However the person's parameters were:
1280x800 on a 14" LCD laptop screen.
I have a laptop myself that might very well be able to reproduce this. However it hasn't been fired up in months and I just KNOW that when I do, everything on it will scream for updates and I don't want to get into THAT! :-)
Besides, as I said, I would like to find a general method to do this.
I use FireFox 22.214.171.124 with an addon that will resize my browser screen to the size I want. The addon comes with a default of 800x600 on a menu, but you can change that to any size you want. The addon is called Web Developer.
If I install Firefox, will that have any impact on my use of IE7?
That concern is the reason I haven't tried it yet.
If I set it to 1280x800 to match the guy's display, what if the diagonal size is not the same as his? Are we trying to get a one-to-one match with his LCD screen elements?
I'm not certain I've phrased that correctly.
I think I'm asking if I shouldn't strive to have each pixel represented by the same number of physical screen elements as he has.
I played around with my CSS file until I had the width correct to not have a bottom scroll bar when the window was 800px wide. Now I know someone with 800x600 screen can view it nicely with a vertical scroll, and it will still look the way I want it on screens with better resolutions.
If I create a window, I have full control over the size, and there is nothing you can really do to make your web site look great in my 100x100 window. So, just make your width suitable for the majority of your viewers and focus on making your content to bring them back.
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