StatCounter has made an interesting announcement today. The company said that based on their analytics engine, 1366×768 has overtaken 1024×768 to become the most popular resolution on the web today.
This means that more and more people are using a wider display with this slightly enhanced resolution to access the internet.
This is a good update for the web developers around the world who can make a more informed decision about what their web apps should focus on as the bare minimum when it comes to screen resolution.
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%.