Category: Web Browsers

Social Network For Software Users

By | July 8, 2007 | 0 Comments

If you enjoy using social networks this might be interesting then.

Wakoopa.com is a social network for software users (more likely fans), so if you are a big fan of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Netscape or what’s so ever, feel free to join there.

I am not sure, what’s the point to join those groups, as all I read was: “I love this browser, the best of the best”, etc… But hey, that’s only my opinion.

Internet Explorer is in the 1st place.
Firefox is in the 2nd place.
Opera is in the 3rd place.
Safari remains 6th.

BrowserShots.org And Opera (Part II)

By | July 7, 2007 | 0 Comments

Yesterday I’ve posted an article “BrowserShots.org Removes Opera?” and would like to update you.

Johann from BrowsherShots.org explained, that they haven’t removed Opera from the website, it’s just because not all the screenshot making machines (with different operating systems and browsers) working all the time.

Thanks Johann.

Visit BrowserShots.org

BrowserShots.org Removes Opera?

By | July 6, 2007 | 0 Comments

Today I was taking some screenshots using BrowserShots.org (read more about it here) and noticed that they have added some extra browsers BUT removed Opera 9.21.

Current list looks like this:

Firebird 0.6
Firebird 0.7
Firefox 1.0
Firefox 1.5
Firefox 2.0
Firefox 3.0
Flock 0.7
Iceweasel 2.0
Konqueror 3.5
Mozilla 1.0
Mozilla 1.1
Mozilla 1.2
Mozilla 1.3
Mozilla 1.4
Mozilla 1.5
Mozilla 1.6
Mozilla 1.7
Navigator 4.8
Phoenix 0.1
Phoenix 0.2
Phoenix 0.3
Phoenix 0.4
Phoenix 0.5
SeaMonkey 1.0
SeaMonkey 1.1
Firefox 1.5
Firefox 2.0
MSIE 5.0
MSIE 5.5
MSIE 6.0
MSIE 7.0
Firefox 2.0
Safari 2.0

I wonder if they are just upgrading script or removed for some unknown reasons.

2007 June Browsers Market Share Results

By | July 2, 2007 | 1 Comment

Time for one of my favorite topics, it’s a browsers market share.

You can find previous month (May) results here.

OK, Internet Explorer, it actually surprised me, I didn’t exptected its growth this month. Gained from 78.67% to 78.84% (0.17% increase).

In the previous month, Firefox lost some market share, however, this month it’s 0.01% higher. Gained from 14.54% to 14.55% (0.01% increase). Maybe will increase it more in this month, we will see.

As expected, Safari lost more than a small amount of market share, maybe will get better after Safari 3 final release. From 4.82% to 4.49% (0.33% decrease).

Althought Opera lost 0.02% of its market share last month, it doesn’t matter now, they have increased market share from 0.74% to 0.91% (0.17% increase). And as I can see, it is the highest market share ever in this year.

As Safari, Netscape also lost some market share. From 0.83% to 0.78% (0.05% decrease).

Opera Mini got nice amount of attention in the June, so not a big surprise, they have increased market share from 0.16% to 0.21% (0.05% increase).

Here’s a graph of current browsers market share. Thanks to HitsLink.

2007 June Market Share

BlackBerry Browser vs. Opera Mini

By | June 27, 2007 | 0 Comments

What? BlackBerry Browser??? That’s right. BlackBerry Browser is currently in development and it’s planned for BlackBerry Pearl 2 or so.

There should be some really cool features, well… Actually I know only one now which is really exciting, it’s a tabbed browsing.

Here are some screenshots of the BlackBerry Browser.

BlackBerry Browser Screenshot 1

BlackBerry Browser Screenshot 2

BlackBerry Browser Screenshot 3

Althought it’s currently lacks of interface but looks promising. You may also vote in the ZDNet poll: New BlackBerry browser or Opera Mini?

Why Do You Use IE, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Netscape Or Any Other?

By | June 25, 2007 | 13 Comments

I am just curious, why do you use Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox, Opera, Safari, Netscape or any other web browser?

When you are using one or other browser? Do you use only one or more?

Send me an email to questionsATfavbrowser.com or just leave a comment in this web site with your answers. I will post some of them here so we could get main view why one or other browser is being used.

Short Information for Web Developers

By | June 20, 2007 | 0 Comments

If you are developing a web site, you should already know that the more web browsers renders it correctly, better it is for you and your visitors.

I would like to suggest a tool/site called BrowserShots.org.

If you don’t want to install every web browser in your computer, buy Mac and/or PC this site will help you a lot.

So what does it do? It takes a screenshot of your web and shows how each web browser renderds it. You can select screen resolution, color depth, JavaScript, Java, Macromedia Flash, media plugins and web browsers which includes:

Mac:

  • Firefox 2.0
  • Safari 1.3
  • Safari 2.0
  • Safari 3.0

Linux:

  • Firefox 2.0
  • Iceweasel 2.0
  • Konqueror 3.5
  • Opera 9.21

Windows:

  • Firefox 1.5
  • Firefox 2.0
  • MSIE 5.0
  • MSIE 5.5
  • MSIE 6.0
  • MSIE 7.0

I hope this will help you to develope web browsers friendly web pages. Good luck.

I’ve checked FavBrowser.com and after removed YouTube video (which cause some problems with Firefox 2.0.0.3 on Linux), seems that it renders correctly in every web browser.

Now you can make web browser friendly pages. Good Luck.

Opera’s New Advertising Strategy? OperaMini vs iPhone

By | June 19, 2007 | 3 Comments

If you haven’t seen this video yet, be sure to do that.

http://www.youtube.com/v/4jj4pkVoV9A

Maybe that could mean war, here’s a Steve Jobs quote about iPhone:
“it is the full Internet in your pocket for the first time.”Of course, Opera wasn’t happy about that, as their Opera Mobile already do that. So they “complained” a bit, later that day Steve Jobs responded (quote):
“I apologize. I should have been more specific. Our products will be the first to allow normal, non-loser people to do these things.”Also, according to Apple, Safari 3 for Windows is much faster than Opera or Firefox. Of course, this seemed to be not so true.Well… I think that Opera is no longer a “quiet” browser. They’ve responded with a funny video about Opera Mini and iPhone. They are trying to get as many attention as possible now instead of just spreading word via it’s community. I am glad that they’ve changed the way in which they promote products. I am also almosut sure, that Apple will create something similar to this against Opera too. Maybe that means war. We will see in the future. As for now I am really happy with things they are doing now. They want attention in any price.
See Mom, we’re not a small company and we came to beat our competitors. So stop ignoring our browser, as we are here now.

Webware 2007 Browsing Winners. Firefox, Opera, IE…

By | June 19, 2007 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to all the webware 2007 winners.

Firefox won the 1′st place, second was Opera, third: Internet Explorer
and 7′th was Safari.

May, 2007 Web Browsers Market Share Results

By | June 18, 2007 | 6 Comments

Let’s begin.

Internet Explorer gained nice amount of market share this month. From 78.03% to 78.69% (0.66% total) and continues to be world’s most popular web browser.

This time Firefox lost some market share. From 15.42% to 14.54% (0.88% total).

As Internet Explorer, Safari also gained some market share. From 4.59% to 4.82% (0.23% total).

Good news for Netscape as well. This browser managed to gain a peace of market share as well as IE and Safari. From 0.81% to 0.83% (0.02% total).

This time Opera also lost some market share. From 0.76% to 0.74%
(0.02% total).

Good news for Opera Mini. With lots of attention going on, this mobile browser increased it’s market share from 0.13% to 0.16% (0.03% total) and continues growing.

Mozilla continues losing market share. From 0.17% to 0.15%
(0.02% total).

Here’s a graph of current browsers market share. Thanks to HitsLink.

May, 2007 Market Share