UCOSP

Undergraduate Capstone Open Source Projects

A Few Numbers to Play With

Posted by Greg Wilson on 2010/01/20

They say you can’t manage what you don’t measure. It’s equally true of design: if you don’t know who you’re designing for, the odds are you’re going to get something wrong. With that in mind, here are some stats from two universities on browser types:

School #1 CS department
Firefox 45.9%
IE 38.85%
Chrome 9.43%
Safari 4.41%
Opera 1.04%
…Science & Engineering
IE 75.61%
Firefox 18.36%
Chrome 2.86%
Safari 2.78%
Opera 0.2%
…Generic
IE 68.55%
Firefox 18.53%
Safari 8.15%
Chrome 4.18%
School #2 CS department
Firefox 47.19%
Internet Explorer 37.57%
Safari 5.51%
Chrome 4.78%
Mozilla 2.32%
Opera 2.22%
SeaMonkey 0.07%
Konqueror 0.07%
Opera Mini 0.06%
Camino 0.06%

The Internet Explorer numbers for the second school break down like this:

IE7 60%
IE6 30%
IE8 10%

And screen resolutions for the same school are:

1280×800 23.55%
1024×768 22.37%
1280×1024 20.01%
1680×1050 9.85%
1440×900 8.04%
1920×1200 3.26%
800×600 1.85%
1152×864 1.65%
1400×1050 1.60%
1280×768 1.32%
1600×1200 1.27%

Every other browser resolution registers less than 1%.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: