Web design Professionals generally require to check their website designs and layouts on different Web browsers and Screen resolutions. There are times when Webmasters also require to do so, when they manage their designs themselves.
Tip: Web Professionals also require to grab screenshots of websites for different purposes. Know how to capture full screenshots of web pages.
The resolution of a Computer Screen (Monitor) is its ability to display distinct pixels in each dimension. You may read more about it on this Wikipedia article.
It is very difficult to use different devices to check your web works at different resolutions, not everybody can manage to do that. But some cool online services can help you to do that with ease and on the go. These services accept direct input of your website URL and show the previews of them in different resolutions. Here is a list of some services that should be used to test websites in different resolutions.
- Screen Fly
Screen Fly by Quirk Tools provides testing a website on 25 different types of resolutions of Desktop, Tablet, Mobile and Television.
It supports 9 screen resolutions including iPhone, Wii Browser, 800×600, 1024×600, 1024×768, 1152×864, 1280×800, 1400×900, 1600×1200, 1920×1200. Loads up the website preview into the inline frame below containing the welcome message.
Simures is a simple but fast tool which allows you to check your website on a custom resolution by directly entering values for it.
- Test Size
Supports 9 different resolutions: 240×380, 640×480, 800×600, 1024×600, 1024×768, 1280×600, 1280×1024, 1366×768, 1920×1024. Displays website preview in a popup whose dimensions can be customized.
All of these above listed services can be utilized by simply entering and choosing the common options like your website URL and the resolution for which it is to be tested.
Well, the most common resolution used by web visitors is 1024×768. The below Google Analytics report also justifies that. So, before finalizing a layout for web, you should consider the most commonly used resolution to be compatible with it.