In reading the multiple monitor posts over at Jeff Atwood’s “Coding Horror” I was reminded of a conversation I had a couple weeks ago:
“Hey, I just wanted to let you know that your web site doesn’t look right on an 800×600 screen.”
“You should get a bigger screen,” I reply.
“I have a 30″ monitor, I just limit my browser windows to 800×600 to optimize the web stuff I do. You should really redesign your site to fit in 800 pixels, for compatibility.”
“I see. Similarly, I have a 50″ TV at home but I only watch stuff in the picture-in-picture window.”
“Actually, no, I don’t, because that’s dumb.”
Even my mother’s computer is capable of 1280×1024 now, on her laptop’s 15″ screen. I hope you all have bigger monitors than that, and if you don’t you now have all this new research to show why you should. What boss can argue with 50% more productive? :-)