aspect ratio : Java Glossary

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aspect ratio
Certain sizes of rectangle are more pleasing to the human eye e.g. where the ratio of width to height is 1:1, √2:1, 5:4, 4:3 or 16:9. Either landscape or portrait, if you get your layouts to work around these sizes of panel they will look more professional.

The Greeks believed the ideal rectangle was the golden mean with an aspect ratio of 2/(√5 - 1) or 1.618:1.


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