1366×768 Is Now The Most Popular Display Resolution

Published: Apr 12th 2012, 03:41 GMT

Top 10 Screen Resolutions from March 2009 to March 2012 | StatCounter Global Stats
StatCounter reports that 1366×768 has overtaken 1024×768 resolution for the first time. 1024×768 was the most popular resolution for years now, this is a very important indicator for webdevelopers. A website with a maximum width of 1000px could be frustrating, especially for visitors with 1920×1080 resolution. Now webdevelopers can resize their projects to fit this new trend.

If anyone is interested, the most popular resolution for VideoCardz.com users is 1920×1080 – (that’s 28.36% of you), therefore, the second most popular resolution is.. 1680×1050 (9.74%), then there’s 1280×1024 (8.89%) and finally 1366×768 (7.94%). As you can see those global stats are slightly different from ours. But since we are all fans of graphics cards, we like high-resolutions, don’t we?

StatCounter Press Release: Screen Resolution Alert for Web Developers
Web analytics firm reports that 1366×768 overtakes 1024×768 for first time

Boston, USA and Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday, 11th April, 2012: A major milestone in screen resolution sizes has been passed according to independent web analytics company, StatCounter. The company’s research arm, StatCounter Global Stats reports that for the first time 1366×768 has become the most popular screen resolution worldwide, having overtaken 1024×768.

“The data reflects a continuing trend of users moving to larger screen resolution sizes,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. “The screen resolution size people are using is a critical factor for developers when it comes to web design, particularly in the case of fixed width web pages.”

Since StatCounter began its tracking of screen resolution in March 2009, as a free service to developers and other users, 1024×768 has been the dominant screen size globally on the web (excluding mobile*). 1024×768 has fallen from 41.8% in March 2009 to 18.6% in March 2012. Over the same period 1366×768 has grown from 0.68% to 19.28%.The third most popular size is 1280×800 at 13%.

Cullen also said that while StatCounter Global Stats provides information on worldwide and regional trends, monitoring the specific screen resolutions being used to view individual sites is also very important.

StatCounter (http://statcounter.com/) provides free website traffic analysis. This allows web developers to capture screen resolution stats on their own and on their client websites in real time. Other information available includes search terms, download stats, exit links and other data.

StatCounter Global Stats data is based on over 15 billion page views per month (4 billion from the US) to the StatCounter network of more than three million websites.

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