Composer Voted Third Best Web Development Tool in Readers' Choice Awards

Monday December 1st, 2003

irongut writes in with news that Mozilla Composer 1.5 came third in the Best Web Development Tool category of the CNET 2nd Annual Readers' Choice Awards: "Their commentary says: 'Mozilla's relatively high showing is a bit of a surprise because, frankly, I never considered it to be a development tool. Perhaps those members using Mozilla would like to share with us what they like about it as a Web development tool.' Obviously they've never heard of Venkman."

#5 Re: Re: target audience

by jilles

Tuesday December 2nd, 2003 2:41 AM

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I think even 8% is amazing. Composer is a nice tool for people who are not webdevelopers. Any webdeveloper would become frustrated by its severely limited features within seconds after starting to use it. This is intentional because composer is intended for end users who just want a simple tool to produce some HTML. It competes with MS word and openoffice. It does not compete with frontpage, dreamweaver, adobe golive or other professional webauthoring tools.

Anyhow, it is a clear demonstration of how polls are not a very reliable source of information. I doubt the poll reflects the actual marketshare of the tools that were involved.