The numbers are in! Jesper first asked the question in “Design for Browser Size — Not Screen Size” and quickly after Thomas Baekdal of baekdal.com took up the challenge. After publishing his preliminary results he have now unveiled the final report:
The report finds, among other things, that the majority of people browse maximized or very close to it. That Mac user have bigger screens, but their browser are the same size as on any other platform. And, in order to support 95% of your visitors, you need to design for a maximum size of 776x424px.
Actual Browser Sizes – The Movie
Thomas Baekdal also produced a short movie explaining how this enormous feat was achieved. It’s a fun and interesting watch – even for the non-geeky of us. Let’s just say that a lot of monkeys would make all our life’s easier ;)