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Old 11-05-2007, 11:53 PM   #1
rblampain
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Intended faint background on CRT does not show on LCD.


I designed a site with a faint background image that works fine when displayed on a CRT, lately I replaced one CRT on my LAN with an LCD Samsung SyncMaster 940N and the background becomes invisible on this new monitor.

This raises a few questions:
1) Is it a matter of adjusting the monitor? Mine does not have adjustments for contrast etc.
2) Do I have to change the image for LCD monitors? And find a compromise that works on both?
3) Do I have to make an image for the most commonly used type, CRT or LCD?
4) Is it possible to detect the type of monitor used by the visitor and present an appropriate background image?
5) ?


Thank you for your help.
 
Old 11-06-2007, 01:41 AM   #2
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Are you sure you do not have adjustments? I have the 940BW and those adjustments are under the menu button on the screen. Have a look at: http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/co...62/EN/main.htm
 
Old 11-06-2007, 03:23 AM   #3
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1) Is it a matter of adjusting the monitor?
Yes.

Mine does not have adjustments for contrast etc.
Yes it does. LCD monitors, these days, have on-screen displays to control these things. No wee buttons and knobs like the old days.

2) Do I have to change the image for LCD monitors? And find a compromise that works on both?
Not all monitors will render colors etc the same, and not everyone has fine-tuned their screens. What looks good on one does not look good on others. This is why a great number of web-pages look much the same... lowest common denominator. Many people will be unable to see the subtle effects.

3) Do I have to make an image for the most commonly used type, CRT or LCD?
Sort of... you want to make sure you choose a design that works well in a wide range of monitor/graphics configurations. It is the reason why the most common color, for eg, is blue.

You can also use image formats that support gamma correction and stuff like that. But usually you just make sure it is fine for your target audience. Never put anything important in any manner that may be difficult to render... inside javascript, in a popup, or as graphic-only.

Make sure your site is functional first, then pretty it up as much as you like as long as the essential function is not impaired for anyone you care about.

This last part is the bit most people get wrong.

4) Is it possible to detect the type of monitor used by the visitor and present an appropriate background image?
No. It is not even always possible to detect the browser correctly.

Last edited by Simon Bridge; 11-06-2007 at 03:26 AM.
 
  


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