September, 2012 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up; Google Chrome – Down
After publishing the market share report for the mobile web browsers, it’s time to reveal a real thing: desktop.
As we are weeks before the launch of the Windows 8, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer managed to increase its market share by 0.03 point, up from 53.60% to 53.63%.
New month, new report.
After continuously gaining market share for quite some time, Apple’s Safari took a small dip and is now sitting at the 64.01% market share, down from 66.43% to 64.01% (2.42 point decrease).
The title is pretty much self explanatory, a parody of the well known ad.
What else is new?
ANA, the Associate of National Advertisers, which covers companies like Intel, Visa and other giants, has sent a letter to Microsoft’s CEO, Steve Ballmer and few other executives, asking the company to change the default IE10 behavior, which protects the consumers and advertisers.
Also known as the “Modern” UI.
As Windows 8 launch is just around the corner, Mozilla has revealed the preview build of the Firefox Metro web browser, which is currently available in the nightly build channel.
Although the very first mockups of Firefox Metro looked hideous, we must give a credit to Mozilla for all the changes as the current implementation looks awesome and matches the overall Windows 8 UI.
Reminds us of the Google Chrome.
If you’ve been waiting used Firefox for quite some time now and new skins no longer satisfy your needs, then here is something to cheer you up.
This is it, after dozens of snapshots and weeks of waiting, the very first beta build of the Opera 12.10 web browser is here.
So what exactly can you expect from the following release? Quite a few changes, actually but most importantly, it promises to improve the overall web sites compatibility thanks to the support of the CSS vendor prefixes, such as: -webkit-background-size, -webkit-transform, etc.
If SDK supports it.
This is a guest post by Mike Kaply.
As a developer or designer, how often are you satisfied with “off the shelf”? Templates are great because they offer a natural jumping off point for your creativity, but if it were a “take it or leave it” proposition – most of us would leave it.
The Internet browser is no different. Firefox and Chrome are the jumping off point for providing the essentials for navigating the web, but to really make it work for you, there’s a universe of add-ons and extensions to customize the experience.