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WEB SITE STANDARDS AND STATS
Are you wondering what the average screen resolution is? What fonts are the most common? What versions of flashplayer are supported by what percentage of people?
Are you wondering why your web designer is designing your site at a certain width or height, and why she/he is choosing certain fonts?
Here are some links to helpful stat pages.
- Latest font figures - This page lists the top forty fonts reported for all platforms. If you're trying to decide what font would be safe to use for the web copy on your site, here's the place.
- Macromedia Flash Player Version Penetration - Are you thinking of adding video or flash to your website? This page gives you an overview of how many people will be able to view it.
- F-Shaped Pattern for Reading Web Content - Eyetracking visualizations show that users often read Web pages in an
F-shaped pattern: two horizontal stripes followed by a vertical stripe. This report by Jakob Nielsen should factor in how you arrange your pertinent content on your web pages.