On Fri, 2010-01-22 at 12:04 -0500, tedd wrote:
> At 4:18 PM +0000 1/22/10, Ashley Sheridan wrote:
> >You'd be surprised how many people still use a dumb browser!
> >Thankfully though, it seems that people are wising up a bit more, as
> >these stats from a media website show:
> >Safari 4 2624
> >Firefox 3.5 1320
> >Firefox 3 690
> >IE 8 501
> >IE 6 465
> >IE 7 417
> >Safari 3.2 171
> >Firefox 2 151
> >Mozilla 1.9 109
> >Unknown 0 56
> >Safari 3.1 53
> >Chrome 3 34
> >Safari 3 19
> >Google Webmaster Tools 0 7
> >Flock 2 5
> >Opera 10 1
> >This is a media-based website, which would explain the large use of
> >browsers available for the Mac, but I still take it as a good sign.
> As you know, stats really depend upon the site tested. I have one
> site where over 99 percent of the visitors are Mac users (over 120
> unique visitors each day).
> The following link I think provides more typical browser selection stats.
> Fortunately IE6 is on the way out (good riddance) and other IE's are
> losing ground (Woo Hoo!).
> More browser developers are trying to adhere to standards rather than
> fighting them like M$ does. As I see it, it always takes M$ a little
> more time to learn anything worthwhile.
> http://sperling.com http://ancientstones.com http://earthstones.com
I agree that stats vary from site to site, I was just picking one I had
my own tracking on that wasn't of a technical persuasion. W3C admits
themselves that their stats are probably tainted by the technical
experience of its visitors.
I don't want to hijack this thread so I won't go into anything that
would spur a mass debate! (don't read those last two words aloud too