I recently had occasion to take another look at the screen resolutions of visitors to the websites I monitor. I used Google Analytics to check the percentage of user with 800 x 600 pixel monitors who visited 9 sites during September. While the results weren’t surprising, they did represent a milestone. For the first time ever all of the sites I checked had fewer than ten percent of users viewing the site with an 800 x 600 monitor. Seven of the sites were at 6% or less with the other two hovering around 9%.
So as I said in my August post, I think it’s safe to say that 1024 x 768 is the new 800 x 600. And I’m standing by my prediction that the percentage of users with the smaller monitor will drop to 5% or less for all my sites by the end of the year.