Poll Follow Up: What is Your Preferred Browser?
When I created the "preferred browser" poll I was interested in seeing if my assumption that Firefox would reign supreme was spot on or completely off. It turns out that I was right but I have a few other thoughts on the outcome.
|Mozilla Firefox||74%||557 votes|
|Apple Safari||8%||60 votes|
|Google Chrome||7%||54 votes|
|Internet Explorer||4%||29 votes|
- Firefox won by the margin expected. Why? Development tools. Firebug. Web Developer Toolbar. YSlow. Other browsers: learn from this.
- I think if you win the favor of developers, you slowly win the future of the web. If it's easy to program for Firefox and a pain to program for IE, developers will eventually start to program mostly for Firefox and users will follow.
- I wish I would've separated "Safari - Mac" and "Safari - Windows." I have to assume that 95+% of those that answered Safari are Mac users...
- ...although I may as well consider Chrome "Safari - Windows."
- Webkit's speed is what makes Safari and Chrome contenders.
- Opera's tiny 6% is concerning. If Opera only gets 6% of front-end devs in this poll (I realize that this poll is very small in scale), what hope does it have for non-devs? What role does Opera play?
- I don't see non-frequent web users moving to Firefox...but I do see them moving to Chrome. Why? Because Google is likely their homepage and Google can promote Chrome.
- If this post when to people 18-35 that weren't web developers, how many do you think would vote for a mobile device (iPhone)? How about a year from now?
- I think it would be interesting to run a poll on a user's SECOND preferred browser.
- I applaud those honest enough to vote for Internet Explorer.
What are your thoughts on the results?