Simon Willison’s Weblog

Saturday, 3rd August 2002

Working on some cool new stuff

Slow blogging day today—I’ve been hit by a round of Aquarionics Syndrome ;)

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The Register and browser share

The Register: approximately 25 per cent of readers access our site using non-Microsoft browsers (mentioned in passing in an article on Alexa). Now for some pure speculation. I can’t imagine that this percentage was nearly as impressive 6 to 8 months ago, simply because 6 to 8 months ago there weren’t really that many serious alternatives to IE—Mozilla was still in beta and most of the other Gecko engine browsers were still pretty shakey. With Mozilla past 1.0 and some great Gecko browsers being built on top of it (Chimera at al) IE is no longer necessarily the best choice. I just wish I had access to some ’real’ statistics to further understand the ways in which the browser market is changing.

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