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What Is Typical Computer Screen Size?


I design websites on a mac, but since the vast majority of people actually view them on a pc running ie6/ff/win, i recently acquired a cheap windows computer to check how they look. This has proved very useful. But since i also use a 23-inch flat-panel tft display, i thought i'd also get a "standard" display/monitor to get an even better picture of how joe average sees my websites. I thought, a "standard" display is likely to be a 17-inch crt - but is it? Looking at the displays for sale, it looks as though more and more people are buying flat-panel tfts. But i still can't make up my mind on this. What do people think - would a crt or a tft be more representative of what most people use to view websites?

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