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HN Talks, Startuply Listens (or at least tries to) (startuply.com)
21 points by LukeG on July 23, 2008 | hide | past | web | favorite | 9 comments



This is an amazing community. I am 100% certain that companies will pay for the type of fast, accurate and NHB feedback that HN can offer. Cheers to you, and thanks for helping Startuply grow.


"... Small Screen UI Startuply didn’t “degrade gracefully” to fit smaller/lower resolution monitors and windows. It’s not OK for people using 1024×768 to have to scroll to see the whole screen, so we’ve pushed out a UI update. ..."

Luke how many are running <= 1024x768? is it a function of the job-seeking market? I would have thought 1024 monitor users would be a minority.


I used a laptop with 1024x768 as my primary computer until last year. Those that use the EEE PC or iPhone/iPod touch have an even smaller screen. When you're a startup, you don't have the luxury of picking and choosing who can use your service, at least initially, so it's always good practice to make the experience as functional and consistent across different platforms as possible.


"... I used a laptop with 1024x768 as my primary computer until last year. Those that use the EEE PC or iPhone/iPod touch have an even smaller screen ..."

So is this a definitive trend ... more users on smaller screens? Or is this a tech-centric trend? It certainly puts a different spin on screen size and usability and not one that would have been easily picked up testing 5 users ~ http://www.useit.com/alertbox/20000319.html


I run a 3200x1200 desktop -- but depending on what I have open, my browser is regularly less than 800px wide. It's actually way more common now than when I ran at 1024x768; I don't have to maximize everything just to have a little working area.


1024x768 is not uncommon on laptops.


"... 1024x768 is not uncommon on laptops ..."

good point I didn't think of.


1024x768 is around 14% of our users.


Thanks, Luke! I am subscribed to the RSS feed with radius search now. Too bad I can't actually leave my Fortune 100 job for a few more months...




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