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Testing comps in retina / non retina monitors

3 months ago from , Developer

Do you test your layouts in different monitors? I do, and there's a terrible difference between retina and non-retina monitors.

What kind of changes/compromises do you do to satisfy both worlds? I'm thinking about border widths, shadows transparency, etc...

4 comments

  • Jeff DoanJeff Doan, 2 months ago

    The main thing I notice and design for is contrast of type -- especially font-smoothing. When viewing copy on a non-retina, font-smoothing really can degrade the readability of copy.

    I always use a non-retina monitor (in conjunction with my retina laptop) so I can see both and have a better view for most of our customers.

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  • Steven CavinsSteven Cavins, 2 months ago

    Icons are usually the thing I'm looking at most...adjusting for pixel hinting and such can go a long way to make icons look good on different resolutions.

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    • Mike StevensonMike Stevenson, 2 months ago

      100%. Easy to think an icon is perfect on a 4K+ display. Throw it on a standard monitor and it's easy to see that it's not always the case.

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