One Rect For All specificaiton

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Mon Jan 25 13:10:23 EST 2016


I've moved a 16:9 stack to Android and the problem with right/left edges wasn't minor. There was a significant gap at the edges that made toolbars and images appear to be hanging in space. 

I think the general rule to use 75% of the internal area for the content will probably translate to Android fine, but if there are background images, toolbars, or other objects that need to cover the entire visible area then they need to be much wider and/or taller than the dimensions of an iPhone to be usable on the wide variety of Android devices. 

On January 25, 2016 4:09:55 AM CST, Colin Holgate <colinholgate at gmail.com> wrote:
>The 4:3 to 16:9 is a range, it’s not that it only takes care of those
>two cases. If you use a 4:3 card and have 16:9 content, on a 16:10
>device, you’ll see most of the 16:9 content.
>
>There are cases where a device might exceed 16:9. For example, a 16:9
>device that is showing some sort of temporary bar along the top. In
>such a case you might end up with a small amount of border on the far
>left and right of your content. Not something I would worry about too
>much!
>
>About letter boxing as a solution, that’s probably ok in the Android
>world, but if for example you solve your iOS needs by letting a 4:3
>card have borders on a 16:9 device, Apple would reject the app.
>
>
>> On Jan 24, 2016, at 11:40 PM, J. Landman Gay
><jacque at hyperactivesw.com> wrote:
>> 
>> On 1/24/2016 2:34 PM, Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami wrote:
>>> Your safe zone is  (I hope I am finally declaring this correctly)
>>> 
>>> 1) for a “root" 16 X 9 stack: the full width + 75% of the  vertical
>>> height that will render on a 4 X 3 device — ergo artists must supply
>>> you with  4 X 3 artwork with significant content in the middle 75%
>>> vertical space. i.e. 12.5 % bleed top and bottom 2) for a “root” 4 x
>>> 4 3tack: the full height + 75% of the  width height that will render
>>> on a 4 X 3 device — ergo artists must supply you with  16 X 9
>artwork
>>> with significant content in the middle 75% horizontal space i.e.
>12.5
>>> % bleed left and right.
>> 
>> I wonder how that will translate to Android. I found these aspect
>ratios <http://hwstats.unity3d.com/mobile/display.html>, listed from
>most common to least:
>> 
>> 16:9
>> 5:3
>> 4:3
>> 16:10
>> 3:2
>> 
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