Special for Designers: Resolution, Browser, and OS Market Share Data for Last Month

Ever wonder just how many people use IE 6, and why you should support it?

Well, look no further.

I’m a data junkie and I thought I would do a quick post to get the word out to all of our web designer followers about the percentages of people who use various configurations.

This data is all from last month. The three sources are all linked here. The methodologies differ in all three data samples but this will give you at least a general idea of what the popular things are.

And yes, IE 6 is still very popular.

Screen Resolution Market Share
Screen Resolution Market Share

 

Screen Resolution Market Share
1024 x 768 30.60%
1280 x 800 20.10%
1280 x 1024 11.49%
1440 x 900 9.06%
1680 x 1050 5.80%
800 x 600 3.69%
1152 x 864 2.56%
1366 x 768 2.29%
1920 x 1200 2.22%
1280 x 768 1.81%
All others 10.38%
Browser Market Share
Browser Market Share
Browser Market Share
IE 6
24.42%
IE 7
19.39%
IE 8
19.14%
Firefox 26.08%
Safari 3.74%
Chrome 3.17%
Opera 1.53%
All others
2.53%
Operating System Market Share
Operating System Market Share
Operating System Market Share
Windows XP
68.49%
Windows Vista
22.39%
Mac OS X
4.59%
Linux 0.95%
All others
3.58%

Did anything surprise you?