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    Explorer or Nutscrape?

    Does anyone know a good web address to determine what percentage of internet users are using what browsers?
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    More relevant information would be what percentages of visistors to your site are using what browser. Depending on the type of content you offer, the stats will be different. For example, this website I'd expect a higher ammount of people using more modern browsers like Mozilla, Opera, etc. And few using IE than you would on say msnbc.com Most hosting solutions include Visitors stats so you might want to take a look at that.

    The same sorta thing goes with the screen resolution most commonly used, however in this area the accepted design standard is 800x600.
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    Whats nutscrape?
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    Originally posted by SDP2006
    Whats nutscrape?
    One of the nicknames for Netscape, usually applied to the V4 versions. My favorite is Netscum.
    Check out the Forum Search. It's the short path to getting great results from this forum.

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    I knew that I was being sarcastic
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    99% of my 120,000 requests have been from internet explorer over three months.
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    Going over my logs, I'd estimate about 35-40% of my users are using Mozilla (or some derivative), 45-50% are using Internet Explorer, 5-10% are running Safari, and the rest are a jumbled mix of Opera, Konqueror, and bots.

    I'd also estimate (based on my raw access logs) that 30% are Mac users (9 or X), 10% are Linux/Unix, 1% are BeOS, and the rest are Windows users.

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    But your site is web-developer centric, so it's biased...
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    Originally posted by Skyzyx
    Going over my logs, I'd estimate about 35-40% of my users are using Mozilla (or some derivative), 45-50% are using Internet Explorer, 5-10% are running Safari, and the rest are a jumbled mix of Opera, Konqueror, and bots.
    When I access your site (or any site) via Blog Express or Feed Demon, what's that classified as?
    I ask this as these readers also have in built browsers and I would like to know what engine they're using.

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    Originally posted by mindlessLemming
    When I access your site (or any site) via Blog Express or Feed Demon, what's that classified as?
    I ask this as these readers also have in built browsers and I would like to know what engine they're using.
    Chances are they've embedded one of the existing browsers, like AOL embedded IE, so it'll get registered as that one.
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    I figured it'ld be something like that. But what if I syndicate your rss feed via my site in php? Am I classed as a bot?
    Just curious about the subject and i figure in a thread with this many superBrains posting I could get a more indepth response.
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    94% IE and others were Firebird.

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    Originally posted by liorean
    But your site is web-developer centric, so it's biased...
    I know. What I was getting at (and probably should have mentioned) was that browser usage depends on the content and purpose of the site. I have an extremely high percentage of Gecko users... because a significant chunk of the standards-compliant web design community uses Gecko browsers.

    Originally posted by mindlessLemming
    When I access your site (or any site) via Blog Express or Feed Demon, what's that classified as?
    I ask this as these readers also have in built browsers and I would like to know what engine they're using.
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    Chances are they've embedded one of the existing browsers, like AOL embedded IE, so it'll get registered as that one.
    Most feed readers have their own User Agent string. Sorry, I should have included RSS/Feed Readers in with the "jumbled mix of Opera, Konqueror, and bots." I don't have a very good (or any, rather) stats software, so I've just been basing this on rough estimates of my raw access logs.

    Originally posted by mindlessLemming
    I figured it'ld be something like that. But what if I syndicate your rss feed via my site in php? Am I classed as a bot?
    Just curious about the subject and i figure in a thread with this many superBrains posting I could get a more indepth response.
    Cheers guys,
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    I know that Magpie returns a User Agent. I'm still fairly new to PHP, so I'm not entirely sure how that works. But it's the server-side scripting that pulls the feed from my site, so it won't return a UA string used by a browser.

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    Beautiful answer Skyxyz.
    Just what I was after

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