The statistics

Table 3-2 shows the breakdown of users browsing the Web with various monitor resolutions in late 2005, according to TheCounter (http://www.thecounter.com).

Table 3-2. Resolution statistics as of December 2005 (http://thecounter.com)

Resolution

Usage

640 × 480

< 1%

800 × 600

20%

1024 × 768

56%

1152 × 864

3%

1280 × 1024

14%

1600 × 1200

<1%

Unknown

2%

Of course, this is only an approximation based on traffic to a limited set of web sites. The only worthwhile statistics are those culled from your own server logs. You can install software to check browser resolution yourself, or sign up for a tracking service such as TheCounter (free in exchange for ad placement).

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