Click the chart to see it full size. The two browsers to keep an eye on are Internet Explorer and Firefox. Internet Explorer's total penetration is dropping and Internet Explorer 7's share seems to be dropping off ngaphansi IFirefox!
Umthombo wedatha: W3Schools
Safari hasn't even made any impact, even with its attempt to push into the Windows market. Perhaps part of Safari's problems are the immediate and embarrassing security issues that were uncovered within 2 hours of its download by Lar Holm.
IMHO, inkinga nge-Internet Explorer ingenxa yezizathu ezimbili kuphela:
- The Internet Explorer Team's ukuqhubeka nokungazi CSS standards. Though it may sound like this would be a small percentage of the population, it's the people that may matter most that they are alienating – the developers.
- Ngingazwakala sengathi ngiyayizonda i-Internet Explorer, kepha empeleni ngiyisebenzisa nsuku zonke. Kubonakala kusebenza kahle futhi, lapho kusetshenziswa ama-hacks wamakhasi, ukunikezwa kwalawa makhasi kuhle. Ngilwa njalo nokusebenziseka kohlelo lokusebenza, noma kunjalo, lapho nje ngizama ukusebenzisa imenyu. Ukuma okungenangqondo kwamamenyu kwesokudla kuyiphutha eliyisisekelo. Bheka noma yiluphi uhlelo lokusebenza futhi wonke amamenyu abekwe kwesobunxele, hhayi kwesokudla.
Ngisanda kulayisha iVista ku indodana yami, uBill, i-PC entsha ekhalayo futhi kufanele ngikutshele ukuthi i-interface iyamangaza, ikakhulukazi nge Imiphumela ye-Aero isebenza. UBill ukwazile ukufaka i-Office 2007 yesikole futhi ngiyayithanda i- iribhoni imenyu uhlelo. Kungangithatha isikhashana ukuthola ukuthi konke kukuphi - kepha kuze kube manje, isici ngasinye sime ngendlela enembile ngokubonwayo okumnandi okusimele ngokunembile isenzo.
Given these User Experience and Usability enhancements in core Microsoft products, I'm surprised that the Internet Explorer team hasn't put out a call for help.
Don't listen to me, though… just keep your eye on the statistics.