As you know, we believe in using statistics to measure our performance, in customer web pages, customer interaction and a whole lot of other reason. One very key measurement to consider is what browser is the most popular. While, in a perfect world all developers and browser would adhere to the standards and it almost wouldn’t matter what browser we were using, beyond personal preference. Unfortunately that isn’t the case.
So, it still holds that we understand the type of browsers are users are viewing our site with. Thanks to our friends at W3Schools.com for posting their statistics over the many years. We submit to you that Chrome has the overall advantage in the popularity race; statistics below.
Before everybody has a fit, we realize that there are sometimes special use cases and certainly sites that view better on other browsers. Our statistics are just raw data about the general trend. Though, we welcome your comments and thoughts about your favorite browser.
|2016 ||Chrome ||IE ||Firefox ||Safari ||Opera |
|August ||72.4 % ||5.2 % ||16.8 % ||3.2 % ||1.1 % |
|July ||71.9 % ||5.2 % ||17.1 % ||3.2 % ||1.1 % |
|June ||71.7 % ||5.6 % ||17.0 % ||3.3 % ||1.1 % |
|May ||71.4 % ||5.7 % ||16.9 % ||3.6 % ||1.2 % |
|April ||70.4 % ||5.8 % ||17.5 % ||3.7 % ||1.3 % |
|March ||69.9 % ||6.1 % ||17.8 % ||3.6 % ||1.3 % |
|February ||69.0 % ||6.2 % ||18.6 % ||3.7 % ||1.3 % |
|January ||68.4 % ||6.2 % ||18.8 % ||3.7 % ||1.4 % |