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Browser and monitor resolution statistics

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Wednesday June 3, 2009 )

It’s been a while since I last reported on the most popular browsers and monitor resolutions and their market share, so let’s see how things stack up these days.

Top ten monitor resolutions (May 2009)

1024 x 768 – 33.44%
1280 x 800 – 20.46%
1280 x 1024 – 12.12%
1440 x 900 – 8.82%
1680 x 1050 – 5.76%
800 x 600 – 4.05%
1152 x 864 – 2.71%
1920 x 1200 – 2.03%
1280 x 768 – 1.79%
1366 x 768 – 1.04%

800 x 600 is just about dead and buried, but there still seems to be a set of hard core users as the figures haven’t changed much in 6 months.

Long gone are the days when you only needed to design for 640 x 480 :). Just on that, around 0.06% of people are running 640 x 480 these days :).

As for browsers (May 2009):

Internet Explorer – 65.50%
Firefox – 22.51%
Safari – 8.43%
Chrome – 1.80%
Netscape – 0.74%
Opera – 0.72%
Mozilla – 0.10%
Opera Mini – 0.08%
Playstation – 0.04%
ACCESS NetFront – 0.03%

Internet Explorer is continuing to lose share to Firefox, which isn’t surprising given FF is (now) easily the superior browser; finally living up to the hype that’s surrounded it since it was first released. Heck, even I use it now and I was a die-hard IE fan.

Up until this update I had been sourcing data mainly from TheCounter, but I’m now getting it from HitLink’s MarketShare. The data is compiled from approximately 160 million visitors per month globally.



 

 
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