Remember when we were all using low-resolution 4:3 monitors? Maybe some of you still do, but the majority seem to have switched over to 16:9 and 16:10 screens on their desktops and laptops. New statistics by StatCounter show that 1366×768 has overtaken 1024×768 as the world’s most popular resolution.
StatCounter began collecting the data in March 2009, and the latest March 2012 results show the inevitable has happened. 1024×768 started off with 41.8% share in the resolution market, and has fallen to 18.6% as of last month. Meanwhile, 1366×768 jumped from 0.68% to 19.28% over the same period.
As for other resolutions, 1280×800 comes in third place at 13%, and even that has been slipping slowly over time. Meanwhile, high resolutions like 1920×1080 command very little share overall, despite the rise of cheap 1080p monitors over the past year or two. Currently it sits at 5.09% as of March 2012.
Aodhan Cullen, CEO of StatCounter, says that the data “reflects a continuing trend of users moving to larger screen resolution sizes.” It’s also important data for web developers to be able to design webpages to best suit the different resolutions.