[WEB4LIB] Re: The Future

David King DavidKing at kclibrary.org
Thu Jul 29 17:18:06 EDT 2004

We use multiple monitors, primarily for working on code or design in one
larger monitor, and then seeing the "final product" in an 800 X 600

It's a Windows XP environment, and works great.

David King
Kansas City Public Library
816-701-3400, ext. 2503
davidking at kclibrary.org

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:web4lib at webjunction.org] On Behalf Of Gimon, Charles A
Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2004 3:57 PM
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Subject: [WEB4LIB] Re: The Future

My web work at home is done in a Gnome/Linux environment. Four separate
desktops available by clicking buttons in the taskbar, effectively
quadrupling the desktop real estate. Feature has been available for
years and years in the various Linux or Sun environments (KDE, CDE,
etc.) that I've worked in. Who needs multiple monitors?

What this broader issue says to me about web use is that with larger
viewing environments, particularly "theater" screens with extra-wide
aspect ratios, people seem somewhat less likely to maximize their
browser window to known dimensions (800x600, 1024x768, 640x480), and
more likely to size the browser window to their comfort zone within a
much larger display.

--Charles Gimon
  Web Coordinator
  Minneapolis Public Library

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