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    Mobile vs desktop screens

    I am creating a database application that I can see being accessed from both desktops and smaller computers or tablets. For example Surface Pro3 or small 13 inch ultra lite laptops or smaller. I am wondering how others are dealing with the difference in screen sizes? Are you using an approach such as seen with websites approaches with mobile devices? Are you creating a mobile version and desktop versions of your forms?

    Thank you for your time and thoughts. Fay

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    So far we haven't made any adjustments, as most of the tablets or ultra-books have a resolution that will work with a design where we expect a resolution of something like 1024 by 768 pixels minimum. The Dell Venue 8, for example has a resolution of 1280 by 800, while the Surface Pro had a resolution of 1920 by 1080, and the Pro3 has a resolution of 2160 by 1440. Those resolutions are pretty typical of a newer widescreen monitor on a desktop. The difference is that the physical dimensions are smaller, and unless you use a zoom of some sort, text and some graphics gets pretty hard to read. But with hybrid databases where the back-end is in the cloud, we do expect to see more use of highly portable devices with databases, even including cell phones.
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    Movile vs desktop screen

    Thanks Wendell. I appreciate the feedback.

    Quote Originally Posted by WendellB View Post
    So far we haven't made any adjustments, as most of the tablets or ultra-books have a resolution that will work with a design where we expect a resolution of something like 1024 by 768 pixels minimum. The Dell Venue 8, for example has a resolution of 1280 by 800, while the Surface Pro had a resolution of 1920 by 1080, and the Pro3 has a resolution of 2160 by 1440. Those resolutions are pretty typical of a newer widescreen monitor on a desktop. The difference is that the physical dimensions are smaller, and unless you use a zoom of some sort, text and some graphics gets pretty hard to read. But with hybrid databases where the back-end is in the cloud, we do expect to see more use of highly portable devices with databases, even including cell phones.

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