Within the Application
Development Framework we have standardized on a screen resolution
of 1024 x 768 for our normal applications. One of the major reasons
for doing this is that it doesn't make sense to develop software
for yesterday's standard screen sizes.
this higher resolution we can fit 60% more information on each application
screen than if we used 800 x 600 resolution. (You still CAN design
screens to this standard if you need to, but I would suggest that
these will need to be revised within the next 18 months)
is impractical to attempt to support a multitude of screen resolutions
for a large number of application screens, though this may be practical
if you were designing a general access interface to a limited set
of Web based functions like ordering, account enquiry and such.
it is obviously possible to display screens designed for a higher
resolution than that used by the client, the presence of scroll
bars gives a less than optimal user experience, and in this case
the effort required to support multiple resolutions would only be
practical for a relatively small & well defined set of functions.