Developing Web Apps for Changing Screen Sizes

Developing Web Apps for Changing Screen Sizes

Recent years have seen three big changes in the typical screen size used to view Web apps. First, more laptop and desktop displays are widescreen — shorter and wider than their predecessors. Second, most desktop displays these days are gigantic — between 1680×1050 and 2560×1600. Third, the increasingly-popular mobile devices use a wide range of screen sizes.

The net result is that Web app developers need to create apps that will work — and look good — on a huge variety of screen sizes and shapes. And in general, that means more presentation-layer work for your application development team.

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