Mozilla's Global Usage Share Now at 1.6 Percent

Sunday July 27th, 2003

thelem writes: " have released their latest browser usage data. It's as expected, IE6 has made big gains at the expense of IE5, Netscape 4 has made losses and Mozilla and Safari have made gains." thelem adds that IE now has a global usage share of 95.4% (up 0.1 percentage points since February), Mozilla 1.6% (up 0.4 percentage points), Netscape Navigator 4.x 0.6% (down 0.4 percentage points), Opera 6.0 0.6% (down 0.1 percentage points) and Safari 0.25% (up 0.14 percentage points). "These figures show similar trends to those being reported by, although puts mozilla usage at around 2.2%."

#47 Re: "standard", not such a difficult word

by JJLanng

Thursday July 31st, 2003 9:03 PM

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> To fight this argument you can say "you just have to write it standard and will lose no audience. No 5%, none"

Except if they use a browser that doesn't properly support the standards. Read my post above for the Netscape 7 label bug as an example. I think if you didn't bother to spend the time customising your code to accomodate browser idiosyncosies (not sure if that is spelt correctly) you'd end up with a form with no labels. See how many users stick around then.

I'm not saying standards don't rock my world, for they most surely do, but implementing them in imperfect browsers takes time, and time costs money. Sooner or later a decision gets made, unfortunately, and usually the majority wins.