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03/17/2006 12:20:21 AM · #1
The final results are as follows:

1112 users participated.

451 voted for Increase limit to 800x800
395 voted for No change
130 voted for Increase limit to 700x700
136 voted for Increase limit to 800x700

As for the results of the screen resolution poll, 841 users participated.

324 users with 1024x768
211 users with 1280x1024
46 users with 1152x864
44 users with 1280x800
38 users with 1600x1200
37 users with 1680x1050
24 users with 1400x1050
23 users with 800x600
21 users with 1280x960
17 users with 1280x854
16 users with 1440x900
14 users with 1920x1200

* Ignoring a few odd resolutions with less than 5 users.

While the poll results would indicate that the majority of the site wants a change, I'm just not sure we're ready for it.

Using Windows XP, IE6, with start bar visible, and default positioning of the chrome in IE, a user would need a resolution of *x960 to view an image that's 800 pixels tall. Based on the results of our screen poll, only 358 of those people (43%) would actually be able to completely see an image that is 800 pixels tall.

Even with a common resolution of 1280x1024 users would still need to scroll down a little bit to competely see an image that is 800 pixels tall. Only 120 people (14%) in the poll have resolutions that are better with a height of 1024 or larger.

To put things in perspective, view this image that is 800 pixels tall and see how you feel. To me, it looks great at 1600x1200, but when I go down to 1280x1024, I'm just not sure I would even want to vote on a slew of images this large.

It's still up for discussion -- I'm curious as to how people feel now with the information I've provided.

Edit: x700 x720 x800 700x700 720x720 800x640

Message edited by author 2006-03-17 09:29:16.
03/17/2006 12:21:32 AM · #2
great job!
03/17/2006 12:21:40 AM · #3
Follow up: Please read this thread if you don't know what this is all about and to check out proposed arguments.
03/17/2006 12:24:09 AM · #4
Do you suppose that if 800x800 were not an option a lot of those people would have voted instead for 700x700, or 800x700? And would either of these be acceptable for a majority of the users given the average resolution?
03/17/2006 12:24:16 AM · #5
I think your evaluation of the situation is correct. But I also think that a larger size image is a good thing in many cases. Maybe we could take a look at a 720 pixel maximum on the long side?
03/17/2006 12:24:53 AM · #6
640px is fine !

good decision ;}


03/17/2006 12:25:33 AM · #7
Yeah, a change of this magnitude should require a super-majority vote.
03/17/2006 12:26:24 AM · #8
"Embrace change, it will always happen."

Message edited by author 2006-03-17 00:36:44.
03/17/2006 12:27:15 AM · #9
Originally posted by bfox2:

Do you suppose that if 800x800 were not an option a lot of those people would have voted instead for 700x700, or 800x700? And would either of these be acceptable for a majority of the users given the average resolution?


Could be. I had considered re-polling with different options. 800x700 just seems unfair to those that would submit portrait instead of landscape... but I supposedly going into it, everyone would have the level 800x700 playing field.

Originally posted by jmsetzler:

I think your evaluation of the situation is correct. But I also think that a larger size image is a good thing in many cases. Maybe we could take a look at a 720 pixel maximum on the long side?


I agree that a larger size is good... I personally want 800x800, but I don't think it's fair to those without the screen real-estate. Depending on how this discussion goes, 700x700 or 720x720 might be what we end up with.

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Message edited by author 2006-03-17 00:32:07.
03/17/2006 12:30:19 AM · #10
Originally posted by langdon:

I agree that a larger size is good... I personally want 800x800, but I don't think it's fair to those without the screen real-estate. Depending on how this discussion goes, 700x700 or 720x720 might be what we end up with.


but... your vote alone equals 50 other votes :p

ok seriously, while it's true that it might be painful for some to vote/view on 800pixel tall images, I still hope maybe we enlarge to something more practical like 720 or at least 700, please? maybe another vote is a good idea.
03/17/2006 12:32:06 AM · #11
Keep things as is. I never had a problem with entries at all before...
03/17/2006 12:34:37 AM · #12
I love the idea on my normal monitor at home, but my laptop needs some scrolling once I get to an 800 pixel image. Maybe a way to rescale image size in options? Is that even possible?
03/17/2006 12:34:43 AM · #13
I voted for 800X800, but after seeing the photo you posted, I would vote differently. I have to scroll too far to see all of it.
03/17/2006 12:36:44 AM · #14
any thoughts to leaving the pixels at 640 and increasing the file size to 200k or 250k ?
03/17/2006 12:37:18 AM · #15
Just for information's sake, here's a screenshot of what I see at 1024x768 which is my max resolution (I know, I know, get a real monitor, blah blah blah). Granted, not everyone has a browser setup like I do, I just thought it was interesting to check out in lieu of this discussion.

307542.jpg

That means I'm seeing about this much of the photo at one time:

307543.jpg
03/17/2006 12:37:38 AM · #16
It's called site improvement :p

It's bound to change (pixel increase) someday, just that most of us (see vote results above) wants it done now instead of later.

I need to scroll when viewing the 5 megapixel photos from my camera - maybe I should shoot in VGA sizes.
03/17/2006 12:37:50 AM · #17
.../ ugh
03/17/2006 12:39:01 AM · #18
Originally posted by Faye Pekas:

I voted for 800X800, but after seeing the photo you posted, I would vote differently. I have to scroll too far to see all of it.


This is what I'm worried about.
Langdon, please could you kindly also do a sample image with 720 (or 700) pixels tall for members to check out? I think it'd be useful. Thanks
03/17/2006 12:52:32 AM · #19
I have my resolution set at 1024x768 even though I can go up to 1280x1024. Even in the 1024x768 I only have to scroll a small amount because I use the F11 function while voting.

Here is how much of the photo you can see with a resolution of 1024x768 and use the F11 function while voting.
307557.jpg

EDIT: to add I am in favor of the 800x800 size.

Message edited by author 2006-03-17 00:57:19.
03/17/2006 12:54:43 AM · #20
Ok, with any change you have to do a mock up run. Lets do one and see how it goes. Make it open challenge. If you don't experiment you will may never know the answers are.
03/17/2006 12:56:44 AM · #21
Originally posted by crayon:

This is what I'm worried about.
Langdon, please could you kindly also do a sample image with 720 (or 700) pixels tall for members to check out? I think it'd be useful. Thanks


Good call. See first post.
03/17/2006 12:57:02 AM · #22
Originally posted by Spurs:

Ok, with any change you have to do a mock up run. Lets do one and see how it goes. Make it open challenge. If you don't experiment you will may never know the answers are.


smartest thing!
03/17/2006 12:58:27 AM · #23
good decision Langdon.
800x600 just doesn't fit on any of my screens. I have a sight problem which means I will never run anything more than 1280 unless I get a 26" monitor.

Even if there was a significant majority in favour, which there isn't I would still like to hope that you would consider the needs of the community without 20/20 vision.

Message edited by author 2006-03-17 00:59:23.
03/17/2006 01:02:34 AM · #24
I too have vision problems. I run at 1024x768, and while my video will support MUCH higher resolutions, my eye sight unfortunately won't.
03/17/2006 01:05:19 AM · #25
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

I too have vision problems. I run at 1024x768, and while my video will support MUCH higher resolutions, my eye sight unfortunately won't.


But I have glasses to correct this problem right?
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