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03/12/2009 09:39:06 PM · #1
C) Mozilla Firefox
03/12/2009 02:13:39 PM · #2
Originally posted by k4ffy:

actually, being a developer myself, its quite the opposite. IE is infact more forgiving, and some would argue, too forgiving. that's actually why developers don't like it. a page will render just fine on IE, then break completely on firefox.


I certainly havent found that to be the case. Ive had many instances where incomplete code would cause something to not display at all in IE but FF would just display it. Other issues with varies bits of javascript that would display fine in FF an not be handled properly in IE at all and in turn the element wouldnt display. But each to their own.
03/12/2009 10:01:51 AM · #3
FireFox for me... I love it.
03/12/2009 09:59:48 AM · #4
Originally posted by Kaveran:

Originally posted by Anachronite:

never have trouble with IE7. seems to work great. cant figure out what the big deal is about folks using FF. IE7 seems perfectly ok. someone care to elaborate?


Its been elaborated on. From a typical user standpoint you will likely not notice much. However if you ever develop any web sites or client side javascript IE requires all sorts of tweaks and hacks in the code to get it to work properly because its not nearly as complaint and forgiving as the other browsers out there.

That being said, from a non-development point of view firefox with is extensions allow you to add all sorts of cool functionality to the browser that IE can only dream of attaining. Various tools for web development, exif data viewers for images displayed on a web page and the list goes on.


actually, being a developer myself, its quite the opposite. IE is infact more forgiving, and some would argue, too forgiving. that's actually why developers don't like it. a page will render just fine on IE, then break completely on firefox.
03/12/2009 09:58:52 AM · #5
B, C, D, and F on various machines
03/12/2009 09:36:18 AM · #6
Originally posted by Anachronite:

never have trouble with IE7. seems to work great. cant figure out what the big deal is about folks using FF. IE7 seems perfectly ok. someone care to elaborate?


Its been elaborated on. From a typical user standpoint you will likely not notice much. However if you ever develop any web sites or client side javascript IE requires all sorts of tweaks and hacks in the code to get it to work properly because its not nearly as complaint and forgiving as the other browsers out there.

That being said, from a non-development point of view firefox with is extensions allow you to add all sorts of cool functionality to the browser that IE can only dream of attaining. Various tools for web development, exif data viewers for images displayed on a web page and the list goes on.
03/12/2009 01:48:06 AM · #7
never have trouble with IE7. seems to work great. cant figure out what the big deal is about folks using FF. IE7 seems perfectly ok. someone care to elaborate?
03/12/2009 01:33:05 AM · #8
Originally posted by AperturePriority:

Originally posted by Simms:

Chrome

Out of interest, here is the browser summary for my site in the last 30 days.. IE has around 60% share, Firefox around 30% share.

176 35.20% MSIE 7.0
102 20.40% Firefox 3.0.6
95 19.00% MSIE 6.0
37 7.40% Safari 1.2
18 3.60% Firefox 3.0.7
16 3.20% MSIE 8.0
16 3.20% Firefox 3.0.5
12 2.40% Firefox 2.0.0
7 1.40% Chrome 0.2
5 1.00%
4 0.80% Firefox 3.0.1
3 0.60% Opera 9.63
3 0.60% Mozilla 5.0
2 0.40% Firefox 3.0
1 0.20% Firefox 3.0.3
1 0.20% Firefox 3.0.4
1 0.20% Konqueror 3.5
1 0.20% Firefox 3.0 (


Since I'm a graphics-type of guy (go figure!), I thought a pie-chart would be in order, so I took the liberty to create a quick-n-dirty one . . .

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(click to enlarge)


Les! U have any insight on the IE8? Any features similar to the one i outlined?
03/12/2009 12:01:41 AM · #9
Originally posted by Simms:

Chrome

Out of interest, here is the browser summary for my site in the last 30 days.. IE has around 60% share, Firefox around 30% share.

176 35.20% MSIE 7.0
102 20.40% Firefox 3.0.6
95 19.00% MSIE 6.0
37 7.40% Safari 1.2
18 3.60% Firefox 3.0.7
16 3.20% MSIE 8.0
16 3.20% Firefox 3.0.5
12 2.40% Firefox 2.0.0
7 1.40% Chrome 0.2
5 1.00%
4 0.80% Firefox 3.0.1
3 0.60% Opera 9.63
3 0.60% Mozilla 5.0
2 0.40% Firefox 3.0
1 0.20% Firefox 3.0.3
1 0.20% Firefox 3.0.4
1 0.20% Konqueror 3.5
1 0.20% Firefox 3.0 (


Since I'm a graphics-type of guy (go figure!), I thought a pie-chart would be in order, so I took the liberty to create a quick-n-dirty one . . .

' . substr('//img5.imageshack.us/img5/9377/broswerpiecharte.th.jpg', strrpos('//img5.imageshack.us/img5/9377/broswerpiecharte.th.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
(click to enlarge)

Message edited by author 2009-03-12 02:32:23.
03/11/2009 11:30:51 PM · #10
firefox, since pretty long ago, on a PC and since a year with a mac - now customized to an extend (firefox), that I can't use any other ... I really like firefox!
03/11/2009 09:49:52 PM · #11
Chrome 2.0
03/11/2009 09:45:47 PM · #12
Originally posted by Kaveran:

Originally posted by dmadden:


Not really the same thing. I simply click a link with the left button and drag it slightly to the right, a new tab pops open. I tried that right clicking and have to scroll navigate through options. Download it try it and you'll see it gets very addictive. I dont know any other browser that does it.


Middle button click opens a link in a new tab on most browsers.


Are u sure??? because i'm trying it in explorer and firefox, none of them work. Only way i can open a new tab is to right click and scroll to new tab. Thats a days journey by Maxthons standards.
03/11/2009 07:20:53 PM · #13
Chrome

Out of interest, here is the browser summary for my site in the last 30 days.. IE has around 60% share, Firefox around 30% share.

176 35.20% MSIE 7.0
102 20.40% Firefox 3.0.6
95 19.00% MSIE 6.0
37 7.40% Safari 1.2
18 3.60% Firefox 3.0.7
16 3.20% MSIE 8.0
16 3.20% Firefox 3.0.5
12 2.40% Firefox 2.0.0
7 1.40% Chrome 0.2
5 1.00%
4 0.80% Firefox 3.0.1
3 0.60% Opera 9.63
3 0.60% Mozilla 5.0
2 0.40% Firefox 3.0
1 0.20% Firefox 3.0.3
1 0.20% Firefox 3.0.4
1 0.20% Konqueror 3.5
1 0.20% Firefox 3.0 (
03/11/2009 07:20:07 PM · #14
Originally posted by Kaveran:

Originally posted by dmadden:


Not really the same thing. I simply click a link with the left button and drag it slightly to the right, a new tab pops open. I tried that right clicking and have to scroll navigate through options. Download it try it and you'll see it gets very addictive. I dont know any other browser that does it.


Middle button click opens a link in a new tab on most browsers.


oooooh...didn't know that. Nice!
03/11/2009 06:54:21 PM · #15
IE8 beta
Opera
03/11/2009 06:31:48 PM · #16
Safari, almost exclusively...it's beautiful.

I want Google Chrome to happen for osx though. That would make me happy.
03/11/2009 05:22:09 PM · #17
Originally posted by dmadden:


Not really the same thing. I simply click a link with the left button and drag it slightly to the right, a new tab pops open. I tried that right clicking and have to scroll navigate through options. Download it try it and you'll see it gets very addictive. I dont know any other browser that does it.


Middle button click opens a link in a new tab on most browsers.
03/11/2009 03:12:10 PM · #18
Originally posted by Blackdog:

Originally posted by dmadden:

I use Maxthon. It allows u to open a new tab by left clicking a picture or a tag, flicking/moving it to the right and opening it or it's contents in a new tab. Does any other browser do that? because i cant seem to do without it.


Google Chrome allows you to do that.

Right click on any link and you get the choice to open in a new tab a new window, a new Incognito window (which is a feature of Chrome which means all activity in that window is not tracked in the history), you can save the link or copy the link address.

I've been using Chrome shortly after its release and have no complaints. There are a few site where there are compatibility issues but very very few in my experience.


Not really the same thing. I simply click a link with the left button and drag it slightly to the right, a new tab pops open. I tried that right clicking and have to scroll navigate through options. Download it try it and you'll see it gets very addictive. I dont know any other browser that does it.
03/11/2009 02:44:51 PM · #19
Originally posted by dmadden:

I use Maxthon. It allows u to open a new tab by left clicking a picture or a tag, flicking/moving it to the right and opening it or it's contents in a new tab. Does any other browser do that? because i cant seem to do without it.


Google Chrome allows you to do that.

Right click on any link and you get the choice to open in a new tab a new window, a new Incognito window (which is a feature of Chrome which means all activity in that window is not tracked in the history), you can save the link or copy the link address.

I've been using Chrome shortly after its release and have no complaints. There are a few site where there are compatibility issues but very very few in my experience.
03/11/2009 02:22:07 PM · #20
I use Maxthon. It allows u to open a new tab by left clicking a picture or a tag, flicking/moving it to the right and opening it or it's contents in a new tab. Does any other browser do that? because i cant seem to do without it.
03/11/2009 02:01:31 PM · #21
I use Chrome almost exclusively. Sometimes use IE7 for a couple of pesky sites that say Chrome is an unsupported browser.
03/11/2009 01:48:07 PM · #22
IE 8 on Windows 7
03/11/2009 01:42:11 PM · #23
Originally posted by smurfguy:

Firefox.

[rant]
Regarding compliance, as a developer I hate the fact that IE is so prevalent. When I used to write a lot of JavaScript, it just never worked the same in different browsers. It's obvious IE had the majority of market share, because they implemented things however they wanted - compliant or not, because developers had no choice but to support IE by writing two versions of their code - one for FF/Safari/others and one for IE. Total PITA.
[/rant]

Sorry, guess I'm feeling a little snarky tonight.


I totally feel your pain. I pass on almost all design work that comes my way and stick to the development side(ie server side code) of things because I usually get bit in the arse by some stupid IE quirk.

The average web surfer probably doesnt realize it but I have yet to encounter anyone that does not solely work in a microsoft vacuum that doesnt complain to some degree about IE.
03/10/2009 11:35:06 PM · #24
Firefox.

[rant]
Regarding compliance, as a developer I hate the fact that IE is so prevalent. When I used to write a lot of JavaScript, it just never worked the same in different browsers. It's obvious IE had the majority of market share, because they implemented things however they wanted - compliant or not, because developers had no choice but to support IE by writing two versions of their code - one for FF/Safari/others and one for IE. Total PITA.

Now I write primarily flash so there are fewer issues of this nature. Thank heaven.

[Rant]
Don't get me started on the new Office 2009 - please don't make me look through a ton of icons to find what I need. Have you learned nothing from Google - search don't sort.

[RANT]
How can a company of MS's size/power/$$$ do everything so terribly wrong? Avoiding buzzwords, they've driven a generation of wannabe-hip, more-money-than-sense, smug zealots away from a more versatile, powerful, inexpensive, interchangeable computer hardware system to a more closed, more proprietary, more expensive system. But hey, they look sleek, right?

May Linux have mercy on the poor, lost and wandering souls of the computer world.
[/RANT]
[/Rant]
[/rant]

Sorry, guess I'm feeling a little snarky tonight.
03/10/2009 01:32:09 PM · #25
internet explorer 8 (beta) which is verging more firefox way but i recently got firefox and love it!! although prefer favourites of IE so its a dead set i just import bookmarks into IE easier that way
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