Screen Resolution

We have a new screen resolution standard

Posted on June 13, 2012 ยท Posted in News

According to StatCounter the popular desktop screen resolution of 1024 x 768 has finally been overtaken by the more spacious 1366 x 768 resolution.

Aodhan Cullen, CEO at StatCounter has said ‘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.‘ 1024 x 768 has been the dominant resolution since early 2009, with over 40 percent market share.

This has declined to just under 18 percent in march 2012, while the 1366 x 768 resolution has grown to 19.28 per cent with the 1280 x 800 just behind at 13 percent.

This is good news for those building for desktop, but how about for responsive design? The 1024 x 768 resolution has been a poor choice for desktops, but it still suits the iPad. Does more screen estate mean images will be bigger, leading to larger file sizes and more issues for responsive designers?

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