Is 1024px the new 800px for Web Design?

Once the reboot was through, I got mixed response from our users; so I went back to figure out once and for all if designing around 800px made sense anymore. As with ALA 4.0, most sites now support 1024px format or higher, no one talks or cares about 800px anymore.

I didn’t have to look too far for evidence, it was close at hand, all within my user tracker.

screen resolution of users on headsetoptions.org

The result - less than 2 percent of the users are viewing our site with 800px screens, the majority of the users use 1024px. So there you go, 1024px is the new 800px, so back to the drawing board.

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  1. 1. Combo Vending Machines Guru | December 11, 2007 #

    ya…I design all my sites at 1024 px now…if someone has 14″ monitor…well its time to upgrade….;)

  1. 2. hso | December 12, 2007 #

    @ Combo Vending Machines Guru

    14″ on a laptop is the most I would lug around airports, anything larger is bulky and fugly!

  1. 3. Ryan Ward | December 16, 2007 #

    My website is 800 and I think it’s time to make the change and switch…Funny how a random blog post I come across can get me convinced.

  1. 4. Lisa | January 9, 2008 #

    Answer: yes!

    :)

  1. 5. ad student | January 9, 2008 #

    offcourse 1024!
    we shoud prepare for 1280px !

  1. 6. AddressMan | March 28, 2008 #

    I think 1024 is minimum

  1. 7. GTDoctor | September 10, 2008 #

    old times :)

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