I *&^%*Ã‚£% hate Microsoft Internet Explorer. It’s probably the single longest pain in the backside I’ve encountered in nearly ten years making websites. Ask any website designer or developer – and browser compatibility issues are still an issue. I use Firefox and may well consider using Chrome when it arrives for the Apple Mac.
This site got @50,000 visitors in the last 4 weeks or so. I was interested how many of them where still using Internet Explorer.Ã‚ So here’s the breakdown at least for our, admittedly, little more tech savvy audience.
It’s good to see Firefox is the most popular browser now with over 50% of the visitors to this site, but a lot of people still use IE. That’s what a monopoly does for you I suppose.
In fact nearly 35% of visitors choose IE as their browser and the screenshot below illustrates:
- 70% of Internet Exporer users are using IE7,
- 20% are using IE6 and
- 10% are using IE8.
Looks like we’ll still be supporting IE 6, IE 7 and IE 8 for a while yet….. unfortunately.
Not many people at all use IE 5 any more thank god.