'Interesting and well analyzed findings, thumbs up. Their use...'
From the comments on 'Screen Resolutions and Aspect Ratios Worldwide'
Jakob S wrote:
Interesting and well analyzed findings, thumbs up. Their usefulness in deciding anything in regards to web design, however, is debatable.
The screen resolution might give a nice upper boundary for how big a browser can grow, but the reality is that the browser window can be - and often is - smaller than all available screen real estate. And the content viewport area, which is really what we should be designing for, is even smaller than the browser window.
See http://www.baekdal.com/reports/actual-browser-sizes/ and http://mentalized.net/journal/2006/10/24/browser_size_does_matter_actual_numbers/ for more information and references.