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Apple Pro Goes widescreen

I wonder what their resolution logs look like

     
9:27 am on Jul 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I see a fair few sites optimised exclusively for user with wider resolutions but not seen a large multinational company adopt this.

[apple.com...]

Granted it is the pro section of apple - maybe their sounding board?

I measure the cut off point at 1000px (a couple of px short of zero horizontal scroll! ;) )

I recon we'll start to see more of this - designing pages to fit 'tabloid resolutions' or 5 column broadsheet? I know where I want to pitch - there's so much more scope.

Wouldn't mind seeing their visitor logs - and at what point they said "screw that % of users using 800 or 640..."

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I think that section illustrates two things: a shift toward wider screens and a shift toward broadband users.
4:19 pm on July 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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More and more notebooks across all brands are starting at native resolutions of 1280 x 800, such as the regular MacBook. The 15" Pro is 1440 x 900 native, the 17" 1680 x 1050. Same trend on the Win-Tel/AMD side.

Wouldn't mind seeing their visitor logs - and at what point they said "screw that % of users using 800 or 640..."

They seem to be at loggerheads over that. Some pages are fine at 800 x 600, many aren't, just no consistency in the design.

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##PC user alert##

If you want to talk wiiiiiiidescreen then have a look at your logs to find people using multiple monitors.

I have 1 regular visitor that has their desktop set to 5120 * 1024, I'm assuming they have 4 1280 * 1024 monitors side by side!

Having 3 is much more common (or 2 widescreen displays), 2 is nothing special now (although I must give respect to the person who has 2 1600 * 1200 displays as their set-up).

The smallest resolution I found was a PDA at 176 * 220.