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GTAGaming V2

GTAGaming.com - General News | @ 12:15 AM MDT | By Shawn
Some time has passed since "GTAGaming V2" was announced and many have probably forgotten about it. It has taken a long time, longer than it should have. The guys here have been pretty patient with me, but hopefully if all goes well it'll make it's appearance soon.

Right now however I have an issue regarding resolution to ask the viewers. When V2 was announced, we held a poll about using a "fitted" design versus a "fullscreen" design. Fitted won, by quite a few votes. The question then was to what resolution should it be fitted? I have been recording the resolutions accessing the site the past few months and 1024x768 wins at 57%. The problem is, 23% still use 800x600.

As a webmaster I like to cater to everyone and 23% of our traffic is actually a *lot* of people. What I ask here is to those using 800x600; would you be prepared to use a design that would not fit on your screen? For the most part, it would be the right menu that would not fit without horizontally scrolling.

* The poll has been updated to reflect this decision.
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Guest
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My resolution is at 1280x1024 so IMO, the bigger, the better. Can't wait to see it and keep up the great site! :up:
09-06-2004 12:17 AM
Shawn
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I use 1600x1200 :)
I'm hoping 1024x768 wins though, it would be better to have more content area in the middle.
09-06-2004 12:19 AM
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Ehhh...whatever. Just keep up the awesomeness of the site, and I'll still check it out no matter what the size. ;)
09-06-2004 12:30 AM
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I use 1280x800 . altough i belive this site should be made on 800x600 , even tough its small for me and lots of other people . it would fit the people with 800x600 .. so .. it would be compatible with all of us ..
09-06-2004 12:30 AM
rappo
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for those with 800x600... 1024x768 will be too big... for those of us with 1024x768... 800x600 will be too small.

i think too small is better than too big, but i voted 1024x768 anywho because thats what i use.
09-06-2004 12:33 AM
rappo
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oh and its always nice to see a post from you, shawn ;)
09-06-2004 12:34 AM
Switch Designs
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Yes Rappo I agree... It's great to get new news about our soon to be updated site, It's almost better than new San Andres news.
09-06-2004 12:39 AM
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Looks like 800x600 will win. Guess I'll get back to work on the assumption of it's success. It does actually make my job easier, but all the while stuck with limited content area.
But as they say: "The people have spoken."
09-06-2004 12:50 AM
Bladexen
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well i have 1024x768 on my screen but i voted 800x600 to give them a chance because it won't bother me!
09-06-2004 02:25 AM
carl johnson
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why dontcha put a resolution option before they enter the site they can choose 800x600
or 1024x768
09-06-2004 02:50 AM
Bladexen
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they r to lazzz zzz zzz zzy. Jk Jk i don't know why not
09-06-2004 02:55 AM
Guest
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#10, excellent idea, if that's possible.
09-06-2004 02:56 AM
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i think 800x600 users should fuck off. 800x600 is so old school and if you are still using that kind of resolution then you need to get a new computer. On the topic of this i think people should stop making 800x600 wallpapers. They are so shit and useless. They take up half my fucking screen. What a joke!
09-06-2004 05:03 AM
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I know
(please help i cant register)
09-06-2004 05:41 AM
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@#13 the reason 800x600 take up half your screen is because there designed for 800x600 monitors you twat. just download the other size an stop complaining. i use 800x600 but have the choice of a res up to 1280x1024. for me anything higher than 800x600 is to small an no i don't have sight problems. 800x600 rules!
09-06-2004 05:55 AM
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Yo wassup! It's [b] Smoke[/b] from http://www.gtagaming.com. Surely 800x600 is going to win! I think it's best for all of us...........



















Oh Yeah!............








When is the [b]New site[/b] going to be published?
09-06-2004 06:03 AM
Guest
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NEVER BECAUSE i cant REGISTER MUAHAHAHA
09-06-2004 06:04 AM
Smoke
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YO theck me out here > http://www.gtagaming.com/image.php?i=/images/sanandreas/screenshots/idlewood_smoke.jpg
09-06-2004 06:07 AM
Smoke
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Sorry it must be check not theck. [b] Check [/b]
09-06-2004 06:08 AM
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I run at 1260x1024, I can't see why ppl cant just change there resolution...it makes our job as web designers a hell of a lot easier!
09-06-2004 07:27 AM
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My resolution is 1920x1200 !

-n0thing
09-06-2004 07:35 AM
Shawn
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Oh yeah, I use 1920x1440 now :p I used 1600x1200 for so long with that 19".
Thought I might add, new site no longer uses 'edgeid'. In fact new site doesn't use any 'edgenetwork' thing except edgefiles - which is a necessary evil, you try paying for several terrabytes a month. Even edgefiles will be built into the site then.
There, I gave you a snippet of new info.
09-06-2004 08:11 AM
Guest
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HOLYSHIT ????
Who the fuck use 800x600 LOOOOOOL FARMERS !
09-06-2004 08:18 AM
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The best idea is to use a fullscreen design so it fits both 1024x768 [b]AND[/b] 800x600. Pretty simple, yes?
09-06-2004 08:48 AM
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It should be in 1024X768. And if anyone still uses 800X600 you can just post a tutorial on how to change the resolution :)
09-06-2004 09:00 AM
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800x600 still exists?
09-06-2004 09:01 AM
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i know how to change my res, but i still use 800x600. @shawn why don't you just make the template so its like one of those liqiud ones that adjusts according to the size of the users resolution?
09-06-2004 09:04 AM
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Just make two layouts, one for 800X600 and the other for 1024X768.

Then make a simple drop down menu on the main page. Its not that hard since you guys use file managment.


---Zach
09-06-2004 09:09 AM
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Zach has a nice idea.There should be on the enter button a place for 800 x 600 or 1024x768 to enter.But it's the same site.
09-06-2004 09:19 AM
Smoke
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Yeah that's a great idea. If they thought of that a the begining this comments didn't have to happen.
09-06-2004 09:25 AM
kenshin_bobby
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You could make a flash start screen of some sort that has the option of picking which resolution you use. I dont know much about flash or HTML, so if the idea sounds absurd, well... too bad.
-Bobby
-Bobby
09-06-2004 09:26 AM
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oops... hah, didn't see your post Zach. and why the hell did it put my name in twice at the bottom?
-Bobby
09-06-2004 09:27 AM
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why not just put it to full screen? that would work for everyone. anyways, I voted for 1024x768.
09-06-2004 10:04 AM
GtaNewsWeek
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i use 1280 by 1024 i dont even know why they would put 800 by 600 in windows its a stupid thing mate
09-06-2004 11:02 AM
Guest
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Make a fullscreen design. That way it will be fitted at 800x600 for 800x600 users and at 1024x768 for 1024x768.
Who the hell is gonna notice the diff between 800x600 fitted and fullscreen on a 800x600 screenres?
Don't understand how fitted got to win the poll anyway, probably because people are afraid of chances and want the site to stay the way it is. Don't listen to the polls/people! YOU are the damn webdesigner!
09-06-2004 11:04 AM
GtaNewsWeek
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oh ya im looking for help with my new site if you want to help email me @ admin@gtanewsweek.com
09-06-2004 11:04 AM
Guest
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typo in #35; chances=changes ofcourse
09-06-2004 11:06 AM
Guest
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what exactly is GTAgaming V2? im kinda new here...
09-06-2004 11:08 AM
GtaNewsWeek
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it is part 2 to there website
09-06-2004 11:12 AM
Guest
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erm
guys saying take fullscreen couz there is no difference then.
what have you been smoking?
800x600 fullscreen will still be smaller

on topic: i don't give a f*ck what u guys choose
09-06-2004 11:15 AM
RyanSE
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Since there isnt going to be anymore more edgenetworks.. will we have to re-register on the forums? (sorry if this question has already been answerd)
09-06-2004 11:16 AM
Guest
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Well, what's wrong with this width that it is already, it fits 800x600 screens exactly.
09-06-2004 11:28 AM
Guest
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Blah,
<< ImaPhatPimp

Whats this at 41 about edgenetworks going down?

Or just booting you guys for overloading bandwidth?
09-06-2004 11:29 AM
Guest
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Dude, #40. When the site is fullscreen it'll be stretched to whatever size your browser window is. Thus making it 800 for 800 people and 1024 for 1024 people and same for other resolutions.
09-06-2004 11:30 AM
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I hope the size is 1024x768.
keep it up guys!

-lasdferret
09-06-2004 02:45 PM
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looks like the 1024*768 is winnin w00t

-Know Buddy
09-06-2004 04:02 PM
Guest
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alot of people are on 1024x768+ but there are still people using 800x600. so you got to think about them:p
09-06-2004 04:36 PM
Olin
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The only people I know who use 800x600 know nothing about computers, or have tiny monitors.

I can't understand those who run on such degradingly low settings.

Myself, I'm running at 1280x1024x32 on a 17 inch Dell E772c CRT monitor.

It would be best to have a fliuid layout(adapts to browser window), rather than a static layout(set size).

If you don't like the fluid layout on a higher resolution, you can just resize your browser window.
09-08-2004 03:35 AM
 

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