Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Caught In A Bind About Aspect Ratio & Size?

One of the keys to prepping and designing screen layouts for digital signage is to size your content accurately from a pixel size and aspect ratio point of view. The sooner you do this in the development phase the better. That way less time is spent fixing and modifying things later because you are either working in the wrong pixel dimensions or aspect ratio. A couple of great tools I use is this Video Resolutions Chart (pictured above) and Andrew Hedge’s Aspect Ratio Calculator.

And should you ever be on-site somewhere and be without your ruler you can print one out from here (keep in mind printer accuracy may vary).