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Firefox Browser 800 x 600 Screen Resolution

How many actually use 800 x 600?



12:54 am on Mar 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Question for ya'll. I'm designing a new site and realize the importance of Firefox thesedays, but I'm having a heck of a time making it look good in 800 x 600. IE, it looks fine.

My question:

Anybody have an idea what percentage(guesstimate) of Firefox users actually use the 800 x600 screen resolution? I'm led to think Firefox is more for the younger and more techie crowd who probably would care less of the smaller resolution? True or false?



1:33 am on Mar 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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About 11.25% of my February visitors used 800 x 600. A year ago is was 15.45%.

Currently 13% of visitors use a version of Firefox, and of these


use 800 x 600 as their screen resolution, so about half the rate of Internet Explorer users of 12.49%.

Hope this helps.


2:51 am on Mar 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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just be aware that platform, user agent and screen resolution statistics can vary widely from site to site.
for example, corporate users, university students, creative artists, technogeeks, library and school labs, affluent shoppers - each very different profiles, mostly based on economic and platform control issues.


3:43 am on Mar 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I always design my pages for 800 X 600.

Sometimes I get a sneer from Web designers that like to use what they call "liquid layout," but what I call "tired eyeballs."

There's a reason that most blog packages constrict the layout to this size. Text gets to be a real bear to read when you have to scan across a long page. Look at this very site. I get awful tired of the big wide pages and extremely long lines of small text. Since I prefer using a smaller than standard font size, sites like WebmasterWorld are more difficult for me to read than sites like CNN or MSN, who design a constricted page size.

Just my $0.02.


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