> You should assess the potential or intended site audience and base > your assumptions according to the target audience. Users in large > offices may have larger screens, whilst laptop and home users are > likely to have smaller resolutions. Whichever you go for, you should > make the content available to browsers of all sizes, even if layout > may not be optimally viewed at (for example) smaller screen sizes. That is a lot of assumptions. MacBook Pros are laptops and have massive resolutions. Mac Users are also not using browsers full screen all the time. I might also have a massive resolution and a large font setting... > As a guide, these stats are from websites visited which have counters > installed: > > http://www.thecounter.com/stats/2006/December/res.php God I wished people would stop referring to this "resource". A counter is as useless as a resource as search engine statistic results would be. They address everybody and don't have a defined audience. You most likely will have. Therefore the generic saying that 1024 is a good resolution could be totally missing the mark for you. Statistics are useless unless they are results of user testing with YOUR product.