Which web browser do you use?
Writing such a post as this might seem like such an obvious way to get a lot of comments. And that’s just what it is!
I was looking at the visitor statistics for my web site for the latest year, and specifically the statistics for web browser usage. Granted, most visitors here are web developers and therefore use a wider spectrum of web browsers, so this is probably not reflecting the visitors to a more mainstream web site.
Anyway, I wanted to share my statistics and then compare with the comments to see if it seems about right, and any other connection such as if a person using a certain web browser is more comment-prone, who are regular readers etc.
- Firefox: 53.19%
- Internet Explorer 32.84%
- Safari 7.88%
- Opera 3.38%
- Others (Mozilla compatible, Camino, Konqueror etc): 2.71%
So, which web browser do you use?
Camino still : )
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I'm still on Safari. Camino is the only runner up. The rest of the browsers just became too slow, especially when starting the app.
Always Firefox. I love Shiira for Mac, it's probably the fastest browser I've ever seen, but every time I try a new browser I come back to Firefox after a while, mostly because of its plugins.
Mostly Firefox. Sometimes Konqueror. IE very rare.
i confess usually ie6… but opera and firefox are used a bit too…
i am evil and feel so dirty but when i look up its ie6 that's open… 🙂
actually that's all true and i generally use ie simply out of habit
Firefox 2 under Linux.
When I'm running Windows -XP inside VM, for various tests- I use IE7.
Flock and Opera. Flock on Ubuntu mostly and Opera on Vista.
Firefox 2, IE7 if absolutely needed.
Usually a "unauthorised" version of Fx. 😉
Konqueror or Epiphany or Firefox
Firefox here, gotta love extensions!
Firefox 188.8.131.52 64 bit edition (A.K.A "Bon Echo")
I'm still using Firefox (184.108.40.206).
Started using Firefox, then called Phoenix, at version 0.6 or so. 🙂
Firefox 2 (on PC & Mac)
Firefox 220.127.116.11 here.
Made the jump from Safari a couple of years ago, and never looked back.
Firefox for development. Safari for general browsing.
I think the result of your little survey is a little bit obvious ;-). I'm curious if anybody dares to write "Explorer" …
I'm using Firefox or Opera.
I use Firefox because I can start it up on any OS and set it up the way I want it to be so I get the same experience no matter what computer I'm using. However, every so often I'll end up with a Safari window open on my Mac, because it's so fast and I'm too lazy to tell my applications to open links in Firefox. 🙂
Firefox 2. Because it never gets my CSS or JS wrong and because of all the lovely plug-ins.
At home I use a recent nightly of Camino.
At work I usually develop against Firefox, with occasional switches to IE6, IE7 or Opera for testing purposes.
Like saying what is your favourite toy …
Safari for general browsing, Firefox for development.
Firefox 2 on the Mac… I used to have a PC and used Firefox on there and I tried Safari when I made it to Mac, but it wasn't the same and I changed back.
I'm with Maarten. Safari then Camino.
My whole family runs Firefox as does my brother's family.
No doubt, Fi for testing purposes only.
****in, slow AJAX…
So: "No doubt, Firefox. Others for testing purposes only."
Firefox nightlies at home, Firefox 2 at work (can't live without Firebug). On the move it's Opera Mini 3.
Firefox always apart from testing of course.
(Disclaimer, I work for Opera)
Safari – yummy
Firefox – essential, am finding it increasingly hard to any kind of development without Firebug … go donate … NOW
And IE, Opera, etc. for testing ofc.
Firefox for browsing. Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari for testing.
Firefox 3 and Opera 9.5 alphas for general browsing, IE5/6/7 as required for IE-only sites (found somewhere recently that only let IE5 use its shopping basket…), Firefox 2+Firebug for primary development, and various other Gecko, Webkit and Presto based browsers for testing. Oh, and except for the fact that I don't know how to run Safari/Webkit under Linux, there's not a lot of difference between my Windows and Linux browsing habits.
what there is something else besides firefox?? 😉
Opera 9.20 (Linux at home, Windows XP at work).
Opera Mini on my Nokia mobile.
Once a month I have to use Firefox to access my bank. 🙁
Firefox with Firebug for development and browsing. IE7 to read Hotmail. IE6 at work for testing (that's what they use, Firefox for browsing). Treo Blazer with Bloglines to read blogs.
Firefox at both home & work
Epiphany or Firefox or err Internet Explorer 6.
I can not imagine why a web developer would ever use any incarnation of the evil IE family. It fucks up nearly every layout and it's impossible to debug anything in it. I'm a full time firefox user, but I'm open to anything else that is good.
Firefox for browsing. IE for testing at work.
Firefox, always the last edition and IE 7 – only for testing :p
I have no problem stating that I use IE7 for browsing, and FF1.5 for testing… and that's only because of the excellent Web Developer Toolbar.
Opera & firefox, safari for browsing (mostly in that order)
IE 6 & 7 for testing
funny how Opera hasn't really succeeded in expanding their marketshare after going ad-less. Probably too little too late?
…. just kidding!! Firefox all the way 🙂
Thanks for sharing everyone!
It seems like Firefox is, not surprisingly, the most popular amongst my readers. But this means that (most) IE users are either afraid to state that they use IE, or are basically the ones finding this web site through Google rather than being constant readers.
Firefox – just love those plug-ins
IE 6or7 if I really have to
FF for browsing, IE 5, 5.5, 6, 7, Opera, Mozilla Suite, Netscape, Lynx, Safari for testing 😉
Firefox 18.104.22.168 on Mac for me…
Maybe another fine question would be,
"What are your site's browser stats?" and compare those?
52% IE 6.0
14% IE 7.0
Hmmm, how bad is that?
FF2 for browsing, testing and development.
Nothing beats Firebug for CSS and JS for quick hacks.
Opera is great but lacks my favourite extensions: Adblock, firebug, Web developper toolbar, Tidy, Colorzilla, Google image relinker, save as image, Fullerscreen, dragdropupload and download statusbar.
Also keyword searches for looking up a definition, on Amazon or wikipedia, recipes, whatever.
Safari windows and IE7 make my eyes burn with their antialiasing, but I'm very grateful for their standards compliance!
Opera 9.23 at work
Opera 9.5 (and occasionally Safari) at home
IE 6 for surfing and developing, FX, Opera and Safari for testing.
Both Ffox and Opera. I love them all. Rarely using ie6 just 4 testing some development in my experiment
for mobile browser im using Opera mini 4 (can't live without it)
I have tried a few browsers at http://www.multibrowsers.com (there are about 50 browsers there) and liked Maxthon and K-meleon!