You need to know how to change the resolution for your computer?
If you're using Win95 / W98/ WME, while on your desktop, go to a 'blank' area and right-click the mouse. Choose 'Properties', then select 'Settings'.
There is a 'Desktop Area' slide bar with (at least some of) the number choices listed above. Choose the next step up (more) to start, but you
can keep the setting at whatever you are comfortable with. The higher the numbers, the smaller the text will be on the screen, but the 'more of a
page' you will see in your browser. Also, while you're in there, if your setting is for '256 color', you can select High Color (16 bit) or True
Color (24 bit) and you will see the colors a LOT better. Click 'OK' and you're done.
There is a way to make your page look the same for every resolution.
You can put your text in tables, which most browsers do recognize. Then you can control the width of the text on the page -- it won't matter
WHAT the visitor's browser is set at - it will look the same for everyone. I have an explanation with examples for several types of tables on the
"page control" page here.
There is an easy way to check your pages quickly - in each of the
resolutions that you have available on your computer (the number of variations depends on your video card).
There IS a program called "Quick Res" that comes with (free) Microsoft's Power Toys group.
Go to the Microsoft site and look in their downloads section.
It puts an icon (looks like a monitor) on your start bar, near the clock. When I click on that, a menu pops up, and I can choose to view my page
in any/all resolutions that my compuer and monitor are capable of - with just ONE click of the mouse (no rebooting). I can quickly check my pages
to see how they look at all these resolutions:
640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1152x864, and 1280x1024. The number of choices
you will have will depend on the quality and capabilities of your video card and monitor.
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