I normally use a screen resolution of 1280x1024 on my desktop, 1024x768 on my laptop. With the state of screen technology today, I believed that these would be the most popular resolutions. I was shocked to discover that almost 25% of users are still using 800x600.
The complete list was as follows:
1. 1024 x 768 - 54.02%
2. 800 x 600 - 24.66%
3. 1280 x 1024 - 14.1%
4. 1152 x 864 - 4%
5. 1600 x 1200 - 0.8%
6. 640 x 480 - 0.6%
7. 1152 x 870 - 0.1%
How can anybody stand using 800x600? It's a horrible resolution. 1024 x 768 can be a bit restricted on space, but 800x600 is terrible. Most content is based around 1024x768. That is a sensible resolution. If you know anybody still running at 800x600 please change their settings. Yes they may complain about everything being smaller, but its for their own good. Explain to them that they can eliminate the need to scroll horizontally when the content fits better on the screen.
I used a monitor at 1600x1200 whilst working at Hitachi, its a dream to surf on. There is more than enough space to see a page clearly. Sure if your eye sight isnt that good, go for a lower resolution and make things bigger. If 25% of computer users are using 800x600 still, a hell of alot of people need to visit the opticians.