phranque - 6:56 am on Sep 14, 2010 (gmt 0)
I optimized my site for resolutions of 1024 and higher...I don't care about 800 or 640....We're not in the 90's...
let's talk about recent technology for a minute.
almost any netbook with a less than 9" screen will have a horizontal resolution of 800 or less.
most of these are barely old enough to get dusty yet.
my droid wasn't even available this time last year.
on some days i hit more sites with that than my laptop.
3 months ago, the best iphone available had a 480x320 resolution.
as was mentioned previously, there are many who love their 1600 horizontal resolution monitor - so they can display two windows side-by side.
that would be 800 pixels each.
if you want to talk about the 90's, first time i looked at a web site it was probably on a 19" ibm CRT.
it was at least 1280x1024 but weighed over 50 lbs.