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Everything is fine and the size is 2000x1200 and is about 900kb. But when I upload it you cannot see a lot of the background unless you zoom out.

Here: http://www.youtube.com/user/DcoltGaming?feature=mhee

How can I resolve this?

asked Nov 02 '12 at 15:13

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Daniel Colthart

edited Nov 02 '12 at 17:45

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That's a wide screen template. To all of the people with widescreen monitors (a lot) your page looks pretty sweet.

(Nov 02 '12 at 17:34) ClosetFuturist ClosetFuturist's gravatar image

Since you are dealing with a wide range of screen resolutions, many professional productions stick with a largely flat background image that can have a very small file size and only use a few details that is around width of the youtube UI for example https://www.youtube.com/user/DTOID

and https://www.youtube.com/user/JaredPolin

also be sure to check the analytics on your channel, remember, mobile data is expensive, don't make your users download more data than needed.

Also, if you are on a desktop with a resolution higher than 1366x768, then set your resolution to that, then with the browser window not maximized, resize the window to fill the screen, then adjust your monitor back to it's native resolution, then make sure the page looks the way you want it at that resolution. (With many sites, you are likely to get users running their displays at 1366x or less in some cases, you need to tailor the background to fit those displays. (it can be difficult handling a wide range of resolutions which is why many people go with a flat background or a gradient)

answered Nov 03 '12 at 03:39

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It looks fine to me...

You need to have a decent size monitor in order to view the background on YouTube. The main focus is the content in the middle.

answered Nov 02 '12 at 15:18

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edited Nov 02 '12 at 15:19


I agree about the screen size. I have a 1280 x 800 monitor for my laptop, and I couldn't see half the things you have there. But, for my desktop I could since I have a larger size.

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