This is my second article on maximising web site viewability. Analysing screen resolution data.
With so many different configurations internet users have their
computers set up with, it can be difficult to decide how web sites
should be configured so that it is viewable in as many
configurations as possible.
So in the last 6 months i have been logging the statistics from my web design site to achieve as accurate a result as possible to
answer this question.
The results are interesting reading and in my next few articles i
will be analysing this data.
resolution statistics :
1024 x 768 Screen Resolution – 52%
1280 x 1024 Screen Resolution – 24%
1600 x 1200 Screen Resolution – 11%
800 x 600 Screen Resolution – 12%
1152x 864 Screen Resolution – 7%
These statistics basically show that internet users are moving towards their highest resoultion, with the largest resoultion of 800 by 600 going by the wayside. But there is still 12% using this resolution.
I see many web designers who seem to think nobody is using 800 by
600. Ive done several polls and gathered statistics on resolution
and it has hovered around 10% for quite some time. I suspect this is people who have old computers and are not business users. All they accomplish is lost visitors and possible sales.
You can check your website in the different resolutions by right
clicking your desktop and selecting Properties, then go into the
settings tab to change your resolution.
I would suggest making sure your website is viewable equally in 800 by 600 and 1024 by 768. This basically covers all screen resoultions.