4:4 Design for User's Typical Connection Speed
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Document Type: Guideline
Design for the connection speed of most users.
At work in the United States, at least eighty-nine percent of users have high speed access, while less than eleven percent are using fifty-six K (or slower) modems. At home, more than two-thirds of users have high speed access. These figures are continually changing. Designers should consult one of the several sources that maintain current figures.
Forrester Research (2001, July). Forrester Report. Retrieved November 2005, from http://www.forrester.com/.
Nielsen, J. (1999a, April). Stuck with old browsers until 2003, April 18. Retrieved November 2005, from http://www.useit.com/alertbox/990418.html.
Web Site Optimization, LLC (2003, May). May bandwidth report-US broadband penetration breaks 35%. Retrieved November 2005, from http://www.Web siteoptimization.com/bw/0305/.