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Is 1024×768 still an issue?

  • # October 2, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Is this screen resolution still on somebody’s mind while designing? I just see the statistics of people using it and it’s really low.

    Would you say it’s something we should keep in mind, responsively?

    # October 2, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    With 16% of the (worldwide) population, it’s not something to ignore.

    About 20% has 1366×768, and 12% has 1280×800.

    Then again, look at your target group and how THEIR screens are, cause that’s what matters for your site.

    # October 2, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    It all depends on the site you’re working on. Different sites get completely different traffic. Quite a bit of research should go into these choices!

    Having said that, if you’re building a site responsively then you should have 1024px covered pretty easily.

    # October 2, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    1024*768 is also the resolution of iPad 2 if no mistake. :)

    # October 2, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Good feedback! I’ll work it in, responsively. I agree that there’s some research needed. Time to dive into Google Analytics, thanks!

    # October 2, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Check out [HTML5Boilerplate](http://www.html5boilerplate.com/ “HTML5 Boiler Plate”)’s responsive template stylesheet. It has some good default sizes. I added a 320px for the tiny iPod Touch screens (and my Razr Maxx’s vertical screen). With those sizes, I’ve had no issues on any screens I’ve tested on, including 1024*768.

    # October 2, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    I still use 1024×768 on my laptop, although my normal desktop is 3200×1200. :) I certainly still keep 1024×768 in mind when designing.

    # October 3, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Every project is a little different of course, but generally if it’s responsive, it’s probably best to let the content and the design dictate where the breakpoints are, and not so much any particular device’s screen resolution.

    I mean, we should definitely make sure it looks good and functions as expected on all those devices, but I dont’ think it’s necessary that we base breakpoints on them.

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