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Tuesday May 15th, 2001

This week's report features updates from K-Meleon, DocZilla, the Links Panel, and the new Link Element Toolbar. Enjoy!


#25 Re: Re: Re: come on.

by macpeep

Wednesday May 23rd, 2001 7:21 AM

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Gecko is more standards compliant than IE - yes. Nobody is arguing against that. What I'm saying is that if you surf on the top-500 websites, a larger percentage of these will look the way the designer intended for the people that use IE as opposed to those people that use Mozilla. The reason is very simple - since more people use IE, pages are designed to AT LEAST look good on IE.

Unfortunately, Mozilla & Netscape 6 - even combined - have such a small market share (less than half a percentage) that hardly any web designers bother with it. Even the beta of IE 6 has a higher market share at the moment. My stats are based on the combined stats of over 50 "general" websites on a stats server that my ex-employer has and is open to the public to view. In those stats, the number of Netscape 6 users *dropped* in both absolute and relative amounts during the month of April, though the number is now steadily holding at 0.04% Mozilla has a much higher number, tho that too is only 0.19%.

I'll happily provide more detailed information for those who request it, but only a person-to-person basis cause I don't want the stats server to be flooded. It's not "secret" or it would have been password protected, but it's also not meant for everyone to view.