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'Standard' sizes in webcomics?
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Senshuu



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Page size standards are pretty much only relevant to the site they're being displayed on (as opposed to banners, which are to be displayed on a great many sites). So, you just have to keep in mind things like today's average monitor size (discoverable through Google Analytics and such) and your web layout and size things accordingly.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1024x768 is the lowest resolution you can be considerate to (and what most of my sites look best in). But with the advent of widescreen laptops, there are much larger resolutions that are becoming a common average.

There needs to be a mac version of Pixel Ruler... *_*
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My comic is 500x800. I chose that size because it seemed convenient and because I planned to print it out as an ashcan-size print comic at some point.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zieglarf wrote:
munkymu wrote:
My comic is 500x800. I chose that size because it seemed convenient and because I planned to print it out as an ashcan-size print comic at some point.


What's ashcan-size?


8.5" x 5.5". What you get when you fold an 8.5" x 11" page in half.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

munkymu wrote:
zieglarf wrote:
munkymu wrote:
My comic is 500x800. I chose that size because it seemed convenient and because I planned to print it out as an ashcan-size print comic at some point.


What's ashcan-size?


8.5" x 5.5". What you get when you fold an 8.5" x 11" page in half.

That's roughly equivalent to A5 in Everywhere-But-America sizes, in case you happen to come from that small corner of the world. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nika wrote:
I don't care what the HEIGHT is, but when it comes to WIDTH, it's better to err on the side of caution. I personally find it really annoying to have to scroll both horizontally and vertically.

Yeah, I won't read a comic if I have to scroll both horozontally and vertically--and whichever way you make me scroll, there better be navigational buttons THERE! Mad

And while we're talking about pixels, well, screenshotting and using Photoshop's ruler has worked just fine for me. Razz I'm too lazy to use external programs.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate scrolling horizontally *or* vertically! Make it fit on my screen! Which is 1280 x 1024, by the way. Thanks! :D:D

(And no I didn't realize the monitor was a weird 5:4 aspect ratio when I bought it. :o)
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine vary from day to day. Looking back I can see that some were too small for their contents and others were bigger than they needed to be. I think they slowly increased and then I pulled them back.

It didn't help matter that I worked on different PCs and didn't pay attention to something as silly as screen resolution...
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