I’m using a new stat tracking app called Mint. It has a plug-in called “User Agent 007” (ho, ho — what wit) that captures browser stats. Interesting stats:
- almost 90% of Gadgetopia visitors are at 1024 x 768 or greater
- almost 20% of visitors are at higher resolution than 1024 x 768
Here’s the entire list of resolutions and their penetration. At what point do you abandon the 800 x 600 crowd and start using the extra space for those that have it, I wonder?
But even with more space, you always run into the problem that “screen resolution” and “browser viewing area” are two very different things. With the sidebars that people run these days, you don’t get anywhere near the full width to work with. I have my resolution at 1024 right now, but I think I use 200 pixels in the bookmark sidebar in Firefox.