website design and screen resolution

  aitch3 10:26 22 Aug 2003
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Has anyone seen any figures lately that advise the favourite screen resolution. 800 x 600 used to be the very slight favourite but is that still the case? Thanks aitch3

  Sir Radfordin 10:30 22 Aug 2003

Think there is a shift up towards 1024x768 but you may still be best to design it at 800x600. Would love it if 1024x768 was the lowest anyone could have but I'm sure there will always be someone who wants something big.

  Ben Avery 10:34 22 Aug 2003

My site was designed at a resolution of 1024x768 however, it may be worth designing at 800x600 to please the masses (and those who trawl the internet but don't actually know anything about PC setup, like how to changethe resolution.)

Many programs will let you design your site using a % feature so that, regardless of the resolution of the end viewer, the page will fill the screen.

BA

  Mango Grummit 10:54 22 Aug 2003

A sampling over 750,000 users that I came across.

800x600
412205 (61.18%)

1024x768
153079 (22.72%)

640x480
74592 (11.07%)

Other
12682 (1.88%)

1280x1024
10225 (1.51%)

1152x864
9483 (1.40%)

1600x1200
1474 (0.21%)

So there does seem to be a move to 1024x768 but this seems to be by amateurs for sort of personal/family sites etc. and now that a lot of us have the bigger screens there is also the need to show off to friends and family that we have superior equipment. I know that's laughable but we all know people like this ;o)

Businesses seem to stick with 800x600. For instance I doubt very much if you would find very many Estate Agents who do not use 800x600.

  aitch3 13:55 22 Aug 2003

That was most helpful - Many thanks

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