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    Post Which Browser is used the most?

    Hello,

    I just want to know about which browser is using most all over the world?

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    internet explorer 6.

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    Yes, Nancy J thats great

    I thought Firefox is used most. But i am very happy that IE6 is used most, because my site looks fit in IE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farooqaaa
    Yes, Nancy J thats great

    I thought Firefox is used most. But i am very happy that IE6 is used most, because my site looks fit in IE.

    Thanks.
    But does it look fit in FF?
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    Firefox is definetly gaining market share among the general population. I'd say its the majority browser among web designers/developers, if not Firefox they probably use Opera or anything but IE6.

    So it can sorta depend on who your target audience is.
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    Firefox here, I use it from the beginning, from Phoenix 0.1 I don't want a other browser. I use IE6 only for development, last time I really browse with IE is 2years ago. My top three:
    Firefox, Opera, Seamonkey(on Linux).

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    My site has had IE6 users drop from over 90% to less than 70% in the last year and it is continuing to fall.

    The only relevance of browser usage is where there are insufficient people using a really old version of a browser to make it worth catering for the non-standard way that the browser works. For example: since almost no one uses IE4 and Netscape 4 any more there is no need to cater for them so Javascript code using document.all and document.layers is no longer required as all browsers now support document.getElementById.

    You need to make sure that your page works in the latest version of all common browsers such as Opera, Safari, Konqueror, Firefox and IE.
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    http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

    I can see this is going to turn into another "which browser is best" threads...

    Personally, firefox..used it since 0.9.3

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    Those stats aren't exactly representive of the general web population though, FYI to the OP.
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    IE6 is the most used browser overall. But depending on your audience, your site may have different results. For SimplePie.org, we have:

    57% Firefox
    25% Internet Explorer
    15% Safari.
    3% Everything else

    Creator of SimplePie and Tarzan AWS, co-founder of WarpShare, co-built the Y! Messenger website, usability-focused, and an INFJ personality.

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    Maybe I should stop visiting SP.org

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    Quote Originally Posted by oracleguy
    Those stats aren't exactly representive of the general web population though, FYI to the OP.
    Fwiw…
    Quote Originally Posted by W3Schools.com

    Statistics Are Often Misleading

    You cannot - as a web developer - rely only on statistics. Statistics can often be misleading.

    Global averages may not always be relevant to your web site. Different sites attract different audiences. Some web sites attract professional developers using professional hardware, other sites attract hobbyists using older low spec computers.

    Also be aware that many stats may have an incomplete or faulty browser detection. It is quite common by many web stats report programs, not to detect new browsers like Opera and Netscape 6 or 7 from the web log.

    (The statistics above are extracted from W3Schools' log-files, but we are also monitoring other sources around the Internet to assure the quality of these figures)
    (Colour emphasis added.)

    Like I say, …fwiw.

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    Yeah...IE is used the most, but FF it's making a run for it.

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    And (to the OP mainly) it's perhaps worth noting that to some (Mac,Linux) IE simply isn't an option, so designing something to work in IE (and solely IE) isn't going to make you many friends

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    Maybe both IE and Firefox are the mostly used.........like, half use IE, other half use FF...which's all good
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