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    I have been browsing around trying to look at surveys about what screen resolution is the most used. But most of the surveys are either 2003 or 2004.

    What resolution do you think I should make a website, 800 by 600 or 1024 by 768?
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    1024 x 768. It is the most common resolution. I think around 25% of users browse in 800 x 600 and about 65% use 1024 x 768. But, it would be best to aim for good usability throughout all resolutions, even up to 1280 x 1024!
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    It really depends on what the site is for also. I'm sure there are threads around the forum about this topic that you can search for, so I won't elaborate.

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    It's tempting to drop 800 x 600 but I wouldn't do it quite yet as around the world there are still a fair number of people still using it.

    I reckon a couple of years should see it all but gone but by then we may well need to put more consideration into portable devices than we do now.

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    You really can design for all resolutions. Instead of using "hard" measurements, use resolution-based measurements. For example, don't use pixels to define widths, but use percentages or (even better IMHO) EM's. Set font sizes in EM's. My website looks fine in all screen resolutions I've tested in.

    But to answer your question: 1024x767 is by far the most common one, but 800x600 is still around. The higher resolutions are starting to show up more and more these days too.
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    1024 x 767 Lol, I think someone made a typo...
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    Quote Originally Posted by will7
    1024 x 767 Lol, I think someone made a typo...
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    Ah, true. But, anyway, I think we're kinda venturing off-topic
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    1152X864 is what im starting to use i really dont know why, but for a website i have to agree with eKstreme. use percentages instead of hard measurements. but in the next 2 years i think 800X600 will go away. games are now coming out with the standard of 1024X768 (ex.: world of warcraft)
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    Hmm...SoD, 1152 x 864 isn't that bad! It is slightly stretched vertically though. I don't think it's a very widly used resolution at the moment though.
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