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Pixels vs Inches

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  • Pixels vs Inches

    Hi All...

    Question...I need to size things to line up and I've been nudging things around using pixels. Then I got to thinking...pixel sizes change per monitor correct? If so that means my stuff isn't going to line up the same form screen to screen. If not then I'm good.

    If so then I assume I should us a unit of measure like inches as that should not change per monitor.

    Thanks...sorry if this has been addressed already.

    Joe
    Never take a ride to the edge of your mind unless you've got a ticket back - Jon Oliva - Savatage.

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    Re: Pixels vs Inches

    Could you be more specific about what you need to do? Line up... how? In what way?

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      Re: Pixels vs Inches

      Sure...couple of things...

      I have some containers and frames that the tops of them don't line up. To make them line up I used the Frame Begin Properties and added 4px about a couple of them so the frames didn't zig zag across the screen. I also want some frames to be a set size so that they line. So I set a Frame pane style height and width using pixels. Looks clean on my monitors but if I look on a different screen my concern is that the pixel will be a different size and shift the containers and frames.
      Never take a ride to the edge of your mind unless you've got a ticket back - Jon Oliva - Savatage.

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        Re: Pixels vs Inches

        I think I'd need a sample of a few containers and frames using your method to align stuff to really "see" what the potential issue could be. I'm working with 2 monitors, with different ppi.

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          Re: Pixels vs Inches

          Just a follow up...I asked a friend of mine who is web designer and he said that since pixel density changes from monitor to monitor I should try to use inches as it is a constant unit of measure. If I use pixels to space objects on the screen they will float from screen to screen due to the different densities.
          Never take a ride to the edge of your mind unless you've got a ticket back - Jon Oliva - Savatage.

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            Re: Pixels vs Inches

            I believe it's a different issue than using either px or in... but it sounds as though you've got it sorted.

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              Re: Pixels vs Inches

              All units of measurement can only be in relation to the screen size, even taking into account pixel density. I always position relative to the left side of the screen, looking at it from the bigger picture. All screens have a left side, lol.

              SO with that being said the next step would be determining when the right side ends, since that will always vary and be the hurdle - assuming that a vertical issue is never a problem (people don't seem to mind scrolling downward unless its because the last button they need to see is blocked by 60% or more) - Plan on your widths as being the hurdle.

              In a perfect world - it's all so very responsive, in fact so much that you don't even need to have this conversation. If Alpha could address that in any grid or UX with a checkbox that would be truly impressive!
              The reality is that you have to MAKE it responsive. Percentage is in my opinion the most reliable.
              Here is a website I like to use for reference.
              http://www.websitedimensions.com/
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