Setting your site page width to 1024 pixels affects 7 percent of visitors

Screen Resolutions of PublicityShip Site Visitors Jul 06 to Jun 07Reading Brendan Buttar’s post on Screen Resolution for Web Design prompted me to publish a recent analysis we completed to see how many people are viewing our PublicityShip site with 800×600 screen resolutions.

Stats for the last 12 months show that:

  • a width of 800 pixels supports 99.95% of visitors
  • a width of 1024 pixels supports 93% of visitors (or annoys 7%, if you prefer)

If you go beyond 1024, then immediately you mess up the experience for over 50% of your visitors.

2 Responses to “Setting your site page width to 1024 pixels affects 7 percent of visitors”

  1. Awesome. Good to see additional information to support my claim. I teach people all day long how to use the internet and set up online businesses with the internet. The only reason that any of my students have their computer at 800 x 600 is that they are blind, didn’t know they could changed their resolution, or their computer is so old it doesn’t support a higher resolution.

    I would like to know from that 7% of people that actually are viewing things at such a low resolution, how many of them would trust the internet enough to spend money. I’ve found a majority of the 800×600 are a lot less likely to spend any money.

    I’m just sick of losing so much space when designing for 800px wide audience. I figure if I design for now on at a higher resolution and most other designers do, then everyone will slowly convert.

    For hell sakes you can hold down ctrl and + and increase the size of most text if the site is designed properly.

    It’s like continuing to design a 2 seater car, you just can’t get so much in it.

  2. Avatar for Glenn Glenn says:

    Brandon, the move is definitely on. I noticed Chris Pearson took Copyblogger to (almost) 1024.

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