For the first time, screen resolution of 1,366 × 768 has become the most popular screen resolution worldwide, having overtaken 1,024 × 768, independent web analytics company StatCounter’s research arm, StatCounter Global Stats, reports.
“The data reflects a continuing trend of users moving to larger-screen resolution sizes,” said 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 tracking screen resolution in March 2009, 1,024 × 768 has been the dominant screen size globally on the web (excluding mobile). Screen-resolution size of 1,024 × 768 has fallen from 41.8pc in March 2009 to 18.6pc in March 2012. Over the same period, 1,366 × 768 has grown from 0.68pc to 19.28pc.The third most-popular size is 1,280 × 800, at 13pc.
Cullen also said that while StatCounter Global Stats provides information on worldwide and regional trends, monitoring the specific screen resolutions being used to view individual sites is also important.
StatCounter Global Stats data is based on more than 15bn page views per month (4bn from the US) to the StatCounter network of more than 3m websites.
StatCounter Global Stats provide screen resolution stats relating to desktop, laptop and tablet devices. Mobile devices are not included.