Historical Browser Market Share Visualisation

Fascinating visualisation of historical browser market share here. The data is coming from w3schools, which does tend to be skewed towards techies (i.e. more Firefox users, for example)  so should not be treated as a globally relevant sample, but for change over time there’s a lot of good data displayed very cleverly.


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  1. Darren
    Darren 18th Dec, 2009 at 12:52 pm | |

    Interesting stuff. It clearly shows varying rates of decline for IE, although IE8 is growing. Firefox, Chrome, and Safari are all on the rise. This fits in niceley with the trends that appear to be happening worldwide.

    I would like to see a separate mobile browser breakdown, since currently mobile use would be swamped by the desktop. Having said that the rise in mobile use of many web technologies is increasing exponentially, as illustrated by one of our tweets.

    Web technologies are not necessarily purely used by the traditional web browser, especially when you are talking about mobile usage. There is often ‘an app for that’ which allows users an easier, focused way of accessing a web or cloud based service.

    Of course this makes it much more complex to identify what is exactly going on out there in the big wide world.

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