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What size should I use for my comic?
Serene Storm Neko at 5:55PM, May 6, 2009
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Alright, I have three questions.

The first is, What screen resolution do you use/what is standard? Is 800X600 still considered standard or is it bigger than that now?

The second one is, What size do you update your comic in? In pixels, preferably.

And finally, and specifically, is this too big? It's the perfect size for my resolution, but I also think I using a greater resolution than what most people use, but I'm worried that if I make my comics smaller then people won't be able to read the speech bubbles.

Advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance! ^_^
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Ryuthehedgewolf at 6:11PM, May 6, 2009
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Yeaaaah. That resolution is WAY too big.
I have a 1200x800 or something set-up too.

But generally, from my experience, most computers have a 1024x768 set-up, so you should probably have it be like…maybe 800 or something for width? And have it match up with the height.
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Serene Storm Neko at 6:13PM, May 6, 2009
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Thanks.
That was a thought that I hadn't even considered until yesterday. ^_^;
Anyway, I can do that! *salutes*
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Esterk at 6:24AM, May 7, 2009
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Yeah, personally I set my pages 800 pixels for width and let the height match up with it. That way it's big, but not too big.
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NickGuy at 7:50AM, May 7, 2009
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Esterk
Yeah, personally I set my pages 800 pixels for width and let the height match up with it. That way it's big, but not too big.

This

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lba at 9:50AM, May 7, 2009
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Yeah. At 1280x800 where I have my screen set, that's an ok size. I've found the best width for the average 1024x768 that most people seem to use is about 600 to 700 pixels wide. At that size it fits pretty nicely into most people's browsers without too much scrolling.
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Kristen Gudsnuk at 3:42PM, May 7, 2009
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I'd even say it's still a little too big. I do mine at 600x928 (it just ends up at 928 when I scale it down..) It's easier to focus on a smaller page.
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Warpedwenger at 9:45PM, May 7, 2009
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I've done alot of experimenting and I ended up at 600 pixels wide as my standerd.
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mattchee at 8:45AM, May 8, 2009
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mine are 650x975… has worked good for me from day 1
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ozoneocean at 8:54AM, May 8, 2009
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666-799 for most of my stuff… But recently I've been doing a lot of pages at 1000x1200, because most people have bigger screens now and I used to get so many requests for bigger pages and complaints about small sizes…
Still, I think I mostly prefer smaller pages.
 
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Aurora Borealis at 1:06PM, May 8, 2009
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mine used to be 790x1200, now they'll be 600x900 (previous page size was slightly off and the pages were not trimmed but posted with full bleeds and all, now I'll be going with pages cut down to the actual printed page area). Why the smaller size? simple, I reformatted all the pages from comic book size (6.625x10.25 inch) to the digest/manga size (5x7.5inch) which required that I reletter everything so it can be actually read in the new format :P

So there's always that, font size. Your pages should be small enough to avoid scrolling sideways, but large enough to be read comfortably… in other words, don't follow Maakies online, it'll burn your eyes out :P
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Warpedwenger at 3:22PM, May 8, 2009
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Yes yes if anything don't make your pages so big you have to scroll all over to read them. That is really annoying and you certainly don't want to annoy your readers.
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Shinigami_Shimai at 5:27PM, May 8, 2009
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Since I used to create my manga for print I work very large at first. Starting with a 10x15 inch or 25.5x38 cm 300 dpi image. This allows for greater detailing I've found. Then I resize the resolution to 100 dpi and the width to 600 pixels. This makes sure that my toner looks the way I want it and my lines are still crisp. I've been doing it this way for about 10 years now and have no complaints from my readers so far.

Kat
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confusedsoul at 9:06AM, May 9, 2009
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I geerally go for 750 for page width and whatever the height comes out as, but anything which doesn't require scrolling across the page is what people generally go for. They seem more tolerant of taller pages than wider ones.
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cetriya at 10:05AM, May 9, 2009
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yeah I go for 600-750 i only go larger if I have a double page spread
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Disgruntledrm at 11:39PM, May 24, 2009
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I've found that for my comics, 635 is the perfect width.
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