FW: <Silly> RE: Help with question about web page access

From: David V. Corbin <dvcorbin_at_optonline.net>
Date: Tue Aug 17 15:03:00 2004


I just measured my average distance to the screen 26-28 inches. Readability
begins to suffer at about 7pt text.


-----Original Message-----
From: David V. Corbin [mailto:dvcorbin_at_optonline.net]
Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2004 4:01 PM
To: 'General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts'
Subject: RE: <Silly> RE: Help with question about web page access

If I use "blah" Notepad to open a text file at the default font size of 10pt
I see 106 lines of text. This is slightly less than one might calculate
because you need to subtract the taskbard,frames and other things...

This is being displayed in a physical vertical area of just over 10.5
inches, to the text is being displayed nearly ACTUAL SIZE. Holding up a
piece of printed paper I get about 4 lines of drift over the vertical

Considering that most printed material [eg. Paperback books and newspapers]
will use a smaller font...I don't see why ther is any surprise about working
at this resolution.....

>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: cctalk-bounces_at_classiccmp.org
>>> [mailto:cctalk-bounces_at_classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Patrick Finnegan
>>> Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2004 3:40 PM
>>> To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
>>> Subject: Re: <Silly> RE: Help with question about web page access
>>> On Tuesday 17 August 2004 14:33, David V. Corbin wrote:
>>> > 2048x1536 (with is 4 1024x768 areas on the same glass) is
>>> what I use
>>> > on some of my 21"/22" monitors.
>>> Ick. I don't do anything higher than about 1280x1024 on a 20"
>>> monitor, and I usually am sitting no more than 16" back from it. At
>>> 1600x1200, even on "good" monitors, I can't see things anymore. My
>>> rule of thumb is you should be able to see the individual dots in a
>>> grid of 1x1 pixel dots (but they shouldn't be too big).
>>> > 1600x1200 [not 1280 which you may be confusing with
>>> 1280x1204] is what
>>> > I run on my 17" screens.
>>> You must have 20-10 vision or something, because no human should be
>>> able to see 1x1 pixel dots on something with that high of DPI.
>>> Pat
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