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728 x 90... the new 480 x 60?
JTPokie at 7:00AM, March 10, 2006
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ads getting bigger.. new standard?

728 x 90… the new 480 x 60?

discuss..
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Goblyn at 7:56AM, March 10, 2006
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Too Big!

That's really all I have to say about that…
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T_K at 8:11AM, March 10, 2006
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I have a widescreen whoopeee…. so I really dont care ;D
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Thevampire_kain01 at 8:28AM, March 10, 2006
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met too!
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Volte6 at 8:53AM, March 10, 2006
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You can choose between the two with custom tags :D
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Enef at 9:07AM, March 10, 2006
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i just right click block ads from the web address, i think you can only do it in firefox though
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SpANG at 9:34AM, March 10, 2006
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You can choose between the two with custom tags :D

That may well be, but the DD front page still looks horrible to visitors. I think if these ads are needed for income, the page needs to be re-formatted badly.

Here's how CROOKS and LIARS handles it. I don't really like it that much, but at least it doesn't screw with the formatting below.

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Chameloncholic at 9:55AM, March 10, 2006
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Adverts, hate them. Small as possible and non of that flashing/vibrating crap.
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ozoneocean at 10:17AM, March 10, 2006
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Here's how CROOKS and LIARS handles it. I don't really like it that much, but at least it doesn't screw with the formatting below.
There's nothing wrong with that, although they'd be much better of changing the colour of that area to black (more likely yellow in their case) and centering the add…
 
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alejkhan at 6:02PM, March 10, 2006
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yeah, it's all about pushing the ad to the top, in the webpage gutter, as it were…the empty space, the place that doesn't count. Scrolling down=good, scrolling right=poo.
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marine at 6:09PM, March 10, 2006
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I want my ads at the main bottom of my page, but damn coding, I can't seem to do it right.
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ccs1989 at 7:00AM, March 11, 2006
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Arrg! Half of these ads are flashing ‘Who is this person’s real name' ads, and the other half are people with nearly no cloths on in those ‘Mate1’ ads. GAH! THIS ISN'T HOW WE WANT DRUNK DUCK TO BE SEEN!

I could go for more of those E-THanku ads though. They don't flash and actually look kind of comick-y.
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Axonite at 8:18AM, March 11, 2006
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I've seen that size for a while at Comixpedia, ComicGen, and Blank Label. (And probably lots of other places too, but I'm just thinking of comic related sites at the moment.)
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JTPokie at 6:38PM, March 12, 2006
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My main gripe.. is my main monitor is an old.. not able to display more then 1024 x 768, so that means… Side scrolling. *blech*


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ozoneocean at 7:16PM, March 12, 2006
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My main gripe.. is my main monitor is an old.. not able to display more then 1024 x 768
time to upgrade then? ^^
Monitors are pretty cheap these days, even second hand.

Still, 1024 x 768 is perfectly ok. Even at 1280 x 1024 I only ever look at web pages within a windowed screen and so I prefer web pages that stick to either 1024 x 768, or preferably 800x600 because I can minimize them more.

That's why I always make my own sites less than 800 wide.
 
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skoolmunkee at 11:27PM, March 12, 2006
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Most laptops won't do more than 1024x768, you really need a 17" monitor to view any higher resolution. Since I'm on laptops both at home and at work, people that assume that everyone should have a higher resolution by now really annoy me.
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Goblyn at 6:21AM, March 13, 2006
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That's right munkee! Just because there are bigger monitors/resolutions available, dosen't meant hat everyone can take advantage of them.
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SpANG at 6:24AM, March 13, 2006
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All pages should conform all the way down to 800 x 600. Not everyone has big monitors, or good vision for that matter. :wink:

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SpANG at 10:02AM, March 13, 2006
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All pages should conform all the way down to 800 x 600. Not everyone has big monitors, or good vision for that matter. :wink:

Then they should turn high contrast mode and windows magnifier on, or STOP LIVING IN THE PAST.

I mean, hell, I've got 10 year old monitors with 1024 support.
First of all, Windows Magnifier sucks.
Secondly, if you want to use your philosophy, go right ahead. You'll just be discounting a still large part of the population that uses 800 x 600. But hey, that's your call.
I just know that NOBODY likes to scroll right. :wink:

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radarig at 11:32AM, March 13, 2006
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So I'm basically dealing with a 2% breakdown of people who read my comic operating at 800 x 600. Now, if I dont have a demographic that operates at that low a resolution, why should I bother to conform to their needs?

Large portion my large ass.

I don't think individual comic sites should feel like they have to go out of their way for the 2%, as there's artistic needs and what-not, but the main page of the entire site needs to be at least a little dynamic. I use a mac, and the difference between a site that is “optimized for 1078” and a site that “pushes the limits of 1078” is very important when my GUI is geared towards multi-window.

I'm pretty sure Volte stamped out this “design” on the main page in a few hours with function over form considerations, but it's been a few months now and it still looks like a steaming pile.
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SpANG at 11:48AM, March 13, 2006
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So I'm basically dealing with a 2% breakdown of people who read my comic operating at 800 x 600. Now, if I dont have a demographic that operates at that low a resolution, why should I bother to conform to their needs?

Large portion my large ass.
… or maybe that's WHY you only have 2% of them reading your comic. That's your call, and there's no reason to be hostile about it. I really could care less about how your website looks. I was reffering to the DD page (remember, the TOPIC of Discussion?)

But remember, people have done ACTUAL RESEARCH conform thier websites to 800x600. I picked out 4 big names at random:
Comedy Central
Verizon
Century 21
Coke
…. and, aw, hell I don't know, think of ANY big company and I can pretty much guarentee it. But I'm sure they know nothing about demographics. :roll:

GOA even has a small portion with 640x480 reading.

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ozoneocean at 12:35PM, March 13, 2006
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The thing is that you really should go for the smaller size (800X600, not the teeny 640 one). It makes the most sense because pretty much everyone can see your site as its meant to be seen then. A nice, well centred slim site that fits in the 800 width without scrolling is good.

It shits me when I see a pro, big business site where they’ve had the sense to make it just less than 800 pix wide, but then they go and make it so it hugs the left hand side of the screen, leaving miles of empty space on the right.
So it goes both ways: make a site that will look ok on 800 and up. There are lots of ways to make it adaptable.
 
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SpANG at 12:41PM, March 13, 2006
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Good Idea. :-D

There are also ppl with PDA's and cell-phones that cruise the i-net, too. Res is way under 300 for them.

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radarig at 2:13PM, March 13, 2006
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It shits me when I see a pro, big business site where they’ve had the sense to make it just less than 800 pix wide, but then they go and make it so it hugs the left hand side of the screen, leaving miles of empty space on the right.

There is such a thing as artistic use of negative space.
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ozoneocean at 2:22PM, March 13, 2006
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Of course their is, but my comment adresses people who aren't using it like that obviously :D
 
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ccs1989 at 2:42PM, March 13, 2006
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Well most computers I see operate on 800x600.
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Terminal at 6:46PM, March 13, 2006
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If you've got a monitor that cant work at 1024 x 768 or higher, you shouldnt be allowed on the internet.

Well, guess I`ll be leaving now.

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SpANG at 6:59PM, March 13, 2006
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It's okay. The views expressed by the individual that calls himself “Jesus” are not the opinion of Drunk Duck. :wink:

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Terminal at 9:49PM, March 13, 2006
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Aww, come on I was just kidding. I know that`s not what everyone thinks :roll:

Though I have a 800x600 screen, and since I'm pretty much poor, that's all I'm gonna get. The site doesn`t look half bad. I just fucking hate scrolling though. Now I wouldn't mind if it was a good ad, but the ads there are just…ughhh.

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radarig at 7:05AM, March 14, 2006
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Of course their is, but my comment adresses people who aren't using it like that obviously :D

Centering because you don't know what else to do is generally frowned upon in formal art training. I don't see any reason why that logic can't be applied to web design.
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