Since all people are recently talking about the death and rise of various browsers, I wanted to take a look at the statistics myself. I run various websites with different audiences, reaching from gamers over programmers to the average non-tech-savy internet user. Taking a look at my various sites and stats, the most interesting were these two:
While Bienen und Blumen
is a middle sized german dating website with users who in most cases don't even know what the word 'browser' means, Ambiera
is a website visited by highly tech savy people developing software themselves.
And as you can see, about half of the visitors of the dating page are using a version of Internet Explorer
(47%) while only about every tenth visitor on the developer site is using it (13%). So, developers are obviously preferring alternative browsers such as Firefox
I also didn't know that Chrome already had a that big market share, even on the non-developer site. And, interestingly, the 7th most used browser on these sites is Opera Mini
, the Opera edition for mobile phones and similar. Didn't know that mobile browsing is that popular already.
Here are the detailed values, if you are interested:
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