Screen Resolution in Web Design

It is important to factor in screen resolution when designing a website. This is especially true when developers design in high resolutions while most surf the internet with average screen resolutions. This begs the question, what is the most common resolution used by the web surfing public? We reviewed our website statistics from last month to get an idea.

In July, 21% of our visitors had a screen resolution of 1280×800, 16% had a screen resolution of 1024 x 768, and 11% had a screen resolution of 1280 x 1024. These three screen resolution groups represented the majority of our visitors. If we were to redesign our website this month, our design would be friendly to these resolutions, which it already is!