View Full Version : Total IE usage drops another 2 1/2 points!

08-22-2009, 06:23 PM
Link (http://marketshare.hitslink.com/browser-market-share.aspx?qprid=2#)
Considering IE loses about 7-8 percentage points a year, 2 1/2 in one month is pretty dramatic.

08-25-2009, 07:21 AM

08-25-2009, 01:44 PM
For me, there’s a more important thing: The fact that bowsers of the category “others” weigh 13.64% according to these stats shows that we can’t assume that everybody sees what we believe they will see when we’re creating websites. This is one more reason why we should always write semantic markup with progressive enhancement (and graceful degradation, for that matter) in mind. And this is one more reason why we should tell clients that the success of a website doesn’t just come from the looks. As long as IE 6 users (and those of other vintage browsers) can still use a site it doesn’t matter whether the rounded corners or the flashy effects that modern browsers support are shown or not.

08-25-2009, 07:50 PM
There are stats from Wikimedia (http://stats.wikimedia.org/wikimedia/squids/SquidReportClients.htm) for all Wikimedia sites, which probably gives a fairly good cross-section of web browser usage, and puts IE down at 55%.

08-25-2009, 08:02 PM
Is it bad that I laughed when I saw that Chrome usage is higher than Opera's there? >.<

Also, iPhones are over 1% *whistles*

08-29-2009, 08:31 PM
What's an iPhone?


08-29-2009, 11:09 PM
What's an iPhone?


You’re kidding, right?

08-30-2009, 07:46 AM
Not really. I have heard of an iPOD but not an iPhone. Probably just not my scene.


08-30-2009, 11:41 AM
Well, the iPhone is the current mobile phone – or “smart phone” as some call it because it can do much more than placing and receiving calls. Basically it’s the all-in-one device from Apple with a touch screen and a revolutionary interaction style which, among its design and the fact that Apple was the first company to bring this to major attention, is the reason why it’s so hip. However, since this has been in all media for at least two years now I’m really surprised that you haven’t heard of it yet (when you’re even pretty active in the “new media” business, despite your age).

Oh and by the way: Just type “iPhone” into your favorite search engine and you’ll get the answer to any question.

08-30-2009, 07:54 PM
Thanks VIPStephan, I did just that to Wikipedia.
I am very interested in technology, but generally I don't like overly complicated devices.
I like a phone to be just that, a phone. Mainly because my eyesight is not at all helpfull.
Secondly, I don't have a need for portable devices other than a mobile phone. But I realise that life moves on, especially mine.

I landed up buying Adobes book of Fireworks CS4. So I've got my work cut out to get used to it. It seems to be a very good program, although I shall probably not use much of it. Should keep me out of mischief for a while.


08-30-2009, 07:58 PM
What I find interesting about iPhones is that, while they take up 1% of the usage, there is a disporportionate amount of web development projects out there focusing on building "iPhone" apps.

I just don't understand why so many companies are sinking millions into developing iPhone apps when they represent such a small portion of internet traffic and only have a 5% cell phone market share in total.

Seems like companies should be developing more generic mobile web apps that will work with any web enabled device rather than focusing on a single device.

08-31-2009, 06:37 AM
The iPhone is the only phone that has a complete operating system and browser built into it that can display everything a desktop browser can.