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Slightly OT - but please help

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by Simmo!, Mar 8, 2006.

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What screen res do you run at?

  1. 800x600

    8 vote(s)
    17.8%
  2. 1024x768

    24 vote(s)
    53.3%
  3. 1152x864

    2 vote(s)
    4.4%
  4. 1280x768

    3 vote(s)
    6.7%
  5. 1280x1024

    2 vote(s)
    4.4%
  6. Bigger!

    6 vote(s)
    13.3%
    Mar 8, 2006
  1. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator

    Occupation:
    Web Dev.
    Location:
    England
    Hopefully the Meister will let me get away with posting this here, but i need some responses asap :D

    I'm finishing off the last bits of the "Game Buddy" Mk III and i need to know the common screen resolutions of gamblers! I just bought myself a nifty 19" monitor that goes up to 1440x900 (sooo cheap now!) and i just wanted to see what the commonest res is these days.

    Much appreciated

    Simmo!
     
  2. Mar 8, 2006
  3. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    Just to give you some stats for the overall site:

    1024x768 - 51.10%
    1280x1024 - 21.99%
    800x600 - 12.63%
    Other - 5.79%
    1152x864 - 4.53%
    1600x1200 - 3.88%
    640x480 - 0.04%

    We'll see how this pans out in the poll :D

    And for those of you who don't know what your screen resolution is - go to "start" "control panel" "display" and then click the "settings" tab. It should tell you what your screen resolution is.
     
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  5. Slotster!

    Slotster! I predict a riot. CAG

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    Location, Location!
    Argh! I clicked the wrong one. I'm actually 1024x768, not the one I clicked. Idiot.
     
  6. Mar 8, 2006
  7. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator

    Occupation:
    Web Dev.
    Location:
    England
    What did you click? I'll change it.


    CM: Thanks for those stats :)
     
  8. Mar 8, 2006
  9. tim5ny

    tim5ny Quit Gambling

    1024X768 is prolly the most common these days. 800X600 is so 90's!
     
  10. Mar 8, 2006
  11. BubbleG

    BubbleG Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    spark
    Location:
    Earth, man!
    I have the bad boy of monitors :))

    24'' Dell (2405FPW)

    1920 x 1600 resolution or 4 times poker screens, winamp and msn without any overlap all on screen at the same time...... This is probably the best thing i've ever bought!!
     
  12. Mar 8, 2006
  13. Slotster!

    Slotster! I predict a riot. CAG

    Occupation:
    al Hazard
    Location:
    Location, Location!
    1280x768!
     
  14. Mar 8, 2006
  15. AussieDave

    AussieDave Dodgy whacko backstabber

    Occupation:
    Gaming SEO Specialist & Casino Webmaster
    Location:
    Australia
    Simmo,

    The rule of thumb these day used by web dev's is 1024x768, although some are starting to implement 1280x768. If it's browser base you could always implement browser sniffing and then use css's for the apropriate screen sizes.
     
  16. Mar 8, 2006
  17. nafanny29

    nafanny29 Dormant account

    Occupation:
    financail adviser
    Location:
    London, England
    For Web browsing, and casinos i use 1024x768, for poker 1600x1200. Dell 2001 here, not quite the mighty 2405 BubbleG but not bad:thumbsup:
     
  18. Mar 8, 2006
  19. spearmaster

    spearmaster RIP Ted

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    I agree with the browser sniffing - I did that on Got2Bet.

    However, I disagree about the rule of thumb - this should still be 800x600 even if the majority of users are now on 1024x768 - for the simple reason that you cannot ignore 12-15% of users who haven't moved up in resolution - it's not because of older monitors, it's usually because of failing eyesight - or perhaps slightly older notebooks (like one of mine). These people typically have a bit more play money too.

    I'm on 1280x1024 - it's fine for me, even 1024x768 looks small to me now. But a site developed for 800x600 still looks fine on my screen.

    At the very least, you must find a way to support those users who still use 800x600 - this is far more important than trying to support the 10-12% of users using Firefox.
     
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  20. Mar 8, 2006
  21. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    House-Husband and Casino Advisor
    Location:
    Bexhill on sea, England
    PC (17") 1024x768, which strangely looks to contain more info than Laptop (15") which is also 1024x768 (max. resolution).
     
  22. Mar 8, 2006
  23. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator

    Occupation:
    Web Dev.
    Location:
    England
    Thanks Trezz

    Actually I've built it to allow user configurability and it integrates into the Active Desktop so in theory we'll be okay. However, i am going to set a default setting for the elements to fit within which can then be shuffled around by the user.
     
  24. Mar 8, 2006
  25. suzecat

    suzecat Webmeister CAG MM webmeister

    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    California
    1998 actually! But of course, if you want to upgrade my 90s monitor, I won't object!:D
     
  26. Mar 9, 2006
  27. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    Occupation:
    STILL At Leisure
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Merciless

    I still play on a top of the range :D Packard Bell CLUB77. I have a monster 9Gb hard drive, and an equally impressive 501Mhz Celeron processor. I have the most wicked 4Mb shared graphics memory, with an upgraded driver that allows an extra 30Mb of my enormous 384Mb RAM to be taken over for graphics. To complete this awesome kit I have the very latest in Windows 98SE which enables me to boot up in the time it takes the tea to brew.

    Unfortunately, I am let down by a clearly bottom of the range NTL cable Broadband connection that can take longer to navigate a single Casinomeister thread than it can to get paid by Crystal Palace after beating a bonus:lolup:

    I have considered the merits of an upgrade, and after much soul searching I decided to purchase a 40Gb hard drive so that I can cope with the lack of self control over at Microgaming over the diet of its software. My monitor can go up to 1024 x 768 at most, and this is what I now use much of the time. The shared graphics, astonishingly, can go higher.

    For time spent with family, I bought a DELL Dimension PC with XP and a processor of around 2GHz - IT'S NO FASTER ON THE CASINOS, (with a dial-up connection). For all those CS reps who say my PC is "too old", I say "rubbish".

    How about an Alienware 5Ghz and 1Gb dedicated 3D graphics? I doubt Halloweenies will count my measly 1000 coin feature win up any faster, I will still have the reels spinning aimlessly for 30 seconds each go, the dealer will take a coffee break before dealing my cards at Blackjack, and I bet will still push all my 20's and beat anything less.

    The Game Buddy actually works fine for me on this, pity that the BelleRock Buddy will have none of it!!!!
     
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  29. Pinababy69

    Pinababy69 RIP Lisa

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    Toronto, Ontario - Canada
    Gee thanks.
     
  30. Mar 9, 2006
  31. spearmaster

    spearmaster RIP Ted

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    Nothing wrong with your Celeron at all, that's plenty of power for casino gaming. The only other recommendation I would make is to up your RAM a bit, since Win98SE eats up 256MB upon loading...
     
  32. Mar 9, 2006
  33. AussieDave

    AussieDave Dodgy whacko backstabber

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    Gaming SEO Specialist & Casino Webmaster
    Location:
    Australia
    Fair point spear, I tend to forget that people using 800x600 is maybe because of vision problems or becuase of slightly older systems :thumbsup:

    (oops edited, knew there was a reason why I should read original replies)

    Me I tend to stick with 1024x768 more so becuase I use to dev on anyway, switching back and forth is a pain.
     
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  35. AussieDave

    AussieDave Dodgy whacko backstabber

    Occupation:
    Gaming SEO Specialist & Casino Webmaster
    Location:
    Australia
    :thumbsup: yw Simmo

    Your dev on this sound impressive let me know when it's out sure like to have a look at it.
     
  36. Mar 9, 2006
  37. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator

    Occupation:
    Web Dev.
    Location:
    England
    Pina - come join us in the 21s century - you won't regret it :D


    Of course - its actually a whole framewrok i've developed that will (soon) allow people to create "themes" for the Active Desktop and "modules" that can be added to the themes. Its developed into quite a hefty project now - typical me...start down one road and check out all the sideroads - lol.

    Still a bit to do but hopefully not too far away from a demo.
     
  38. Mar 9, 2006
  39. Pinababy69

    Pinababy69 RIP Lisa

    Occupation:
    Crusader
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario - Canada
    Not so sure about that Simmo, I'm just an old-fashioned girl at heart. You know that saying about old dogs..... :)
     

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