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Web Design Statistics

The following statistics have been compiled from various sources for web designers. It is the most recent information available about Internet users in the United States as of August 2016.

Browser Use
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Chrome 1% 8% 17% 26% 32% 37% 45% 57% 64%
Safari 3% 3% 5% 6% 6% 15% 16% 16% 13% 13%
Firefox 29% 32% 33% 28% 23% 19% 17% 14% 10% 7%
Internet Explorer / Edge 62% 59% 47% 38% 29% 22% 19% 13% 10% 8%
Opera 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 3% 3% 4% 3%

Source: W3Counter  and Wikipedia 

 

Desktop Monitor Resolution
Width (px) 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
1920+   2% 3% 5% 7% 8% 9% 12% 18% 19%
1360–1680   14% 22% 31% 37% 41% 30% 25% 37% 56%
1152–1280   38% 34% 29% 24% 20% 14% 12% 16% 21%
1024 48% 39% 30% 23% 17% 14% 12% 10% 5% 4%
800 8% 4% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%  

Source: StatCounter 

 

Color Depth
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
24 or 32 bit (millions) 95% 97% 97% 98% 98% 99% 99% 99%
16-Bit (thousands) 4% 3% 3% 2% 2% 1% 1% .5%
8-Bit (256) 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% .5%

Source: W3Schools 

 

Operating Systems
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Windows 87% 86% 85% 82% 71% 67% 55% 50% 47% 38%
iOS 4% 8% 12% 19% 20% 23% 28%
Android 3% 5% 7% 11% 14% 16% 20%
OSX 9% 10% 12% 15% 13% 11% 11% 12% 10% 10%
Linux 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 2% 2% 2% 1%

Source: StatCounter 

 

Broadband Penetration (US Homes)
  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Broadband (128K+) 54% 55% 59% 62% 62% 66% 70% 66% 67% 73%
Smartphone             8% 11% 13% 12%
Dialup (56K) 15% 10% 7% 5% 3% 3% 3%      

Source: Pew Internet 

 

Bandwidth Speed
  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Average (Mbps) 5.6 6.5 8.6 9.7 11.1 13.3 17.3 24.6 37.8

Source: Net Index 

 

Desktop vs. Mobile
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Desktop 99% 98% 96% 96% 91% 82% 71% 62% 56% 41%
Mobile 1% 2% 4% 4% 9% 14% 22% 31% 34% 54%
Source: StatCounter (also see this commentary)

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