Do you ever think about screen resolution when developing your blog? Below are the most common screen resolutions, which is interesting reading for those of us who are creating web spaces for the "public."
1. 1024 x 768 54.02%
2. 800 x 600 24.66%
3. 1280 x 1024 14.1%
4. 1152 x 864 4%
5. 640 x 480 0.6%
6. 1600 x 1200 0.8%
7. 1152 x 870 0.1%
I just checked my stats, and they run pretty close to the above numbers, provided by onestat.com. The one that really always surprises me is that the #2 screen resolution is 800 x 600. Have you ever tried looking at your site in that resolution? It's not always pretty.
It's definitely not the end of the world if you never check on this, but it's sometimes a nice thing to do when you are playing around with templates.
There are a couple of ways that you can see what your site looks like at a different resolution. I believe that there are a couple of programs you can use. I usually end up changing my display settings on my monitor to check on things:
From a windows box:
> Open your control panel and select display
> Select the settigs tab
> Change the screen resolution to the resolution you'd like.
> Select ok.
> To change it back, do the same thing.
Interestingly, once I do this then the sites that drive me crazy with their teeny tiny font (ie., dooce) look great in 800 x 600. I think I'm getting old ;)
P.S. Can anyone tell that I am procrastinating? I mean, who needs to check screen resolutions in the middle of the day!