Back in the day, when life was hard, we had to mark up pages using notepad and we absolutely positively had to make them viewable within an 800 X 600 resolution. But you try and tell the kids that these days and they just won't believe a word you say.
Not a word...
So back in 2000 the broad screen resolution breakdown for web users looked something like this:
Therefore you as a web developer were incentivised to develop to the 800 X 600 resolution (I actually remember the discussion about moving up to 800 X 600 from 640 X 480).
Now-a-days it's much different:
It's just interesting now and again to revisit accelerating change. Bottom line, if you are still basing your design on 800 X 600 you are not using the available screen real estate fully.
Update: and taking a look at my google analytics it is even more striking.
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