Browser Usage Statistics

Web designers can start to relax. According to data collected by W3Schools looking at their own server logs over the last 10 years, we see a major shift in browser usage – away from Internet Explorer (IE).

Looking at just the last six years from the dataset, here are the percent of W3Schools’ visitors using each browser.

IE Popularity Down

The BLUE line represents IE. The PINK represents Firefox. The GREEN represents Chrome.

See data for the whole decade in tables for yourself on W3Schools.

A Grain of Salt

W3Schools is a website for people with an interest for web technologies. These people are more interested in using alternative browsers than the average user. The average user tends to use the browser that comes preinstalled with their computer, and do not seek out other browser alternatives.

The Silver Lining

Global averages may not be relevant to your web site. Different sites attract different audiences. Some web sites attract professional developers using professional hardware, while other sites attract hobbyists using old computers.

Anyway, the data, over many years, clearly shows the long term trend away from IE, toward standards-based browsers and a more beautiful Internet.

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