W3Schools January Data

W3Schools.com was very fast in releasing their January 2009 browser data!

W3Schools FF vs IE

Compared to my last update, IE7 has begun to dip again, IE6 is clearly on its way out, IE8 is still embryonic and Firefox is now used more than all IE versions combined! :)

W3Schools FF vs IE

For this month I’ve created a second graph that shows the beginning of a ‘second front’ in this Browser War; FF/Moz began to be tracked at 4% on W3Schools back in Jan. 2003; at least one of the three ‘second tier’ browsers (Chrome, Safari and Opera) will reach that point by the end of 2009 and with any luck, maybe two or even all three :) Any rapid growth among these will almost certainly be at the expense of IE, thus further opening the browser market.

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3 Responses to “W3Schools January Data”

  1. MGD King Says:

    While I agree that IE6 Must Die, these stats are very misleading because of the following statement taken directly from the W3Schools Browser Stats Page:

    “Anyway, our data, collected from W3Schools’ log-files, over a five year period, clearly shows the long and medium-term trends.”

    The key in that phrase is “collected from W3Schools’ log-files”. The stats are only for the W3Schools page, NOT general use throughout the Internet. I find that the stats from http://marketshare.hitslink.com/browser-market-share.aspx?qprid=0 more accurately depict what is truly happening on the Internet. W3S shows FF usage at 46.4% while Market Share show’s FF only at 21.7% which is a little more believable.

  2. Limulus Says:

    MGD King: I should probably have a standard disclaimer for the W3Schools data; I’ve tried in the past when graphing their numbers to mention that the specific data points are for their site, BUT as they say, it still “clearly shows the long and medium-term trends”. Compare with the graph shapes from the same source you linked:

    http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/asa/archives/2009/03/firefox_3_in_se.html

    The only difference will be the specific line intersections.

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