Browser Statistics

“What display resolution should I design my websites for?”

This is the age old web design question. While many designers have left the old 800×600 standard behind and moved on to 1024×768 when considering the size of their websites, they should really consider their audience. Check out the stats at W3Schools and you’ll find that as recently as June 2005, 28% of computers are still using 800×600 screens. That’s over a quarter of their audience!

Make sure your websites will look good on an 800×600 screen. Liquid designs are preferable, but if that’s not an option, limit the width of your template to 760 pixels to allow for vertical scrollbars on all operating systems and browsers. Also, make sure that all important content appears above the fold (405 pixels) on smaller screens. This will ensure that everyone will be able to view your sites the way they were ment to be seen.