Posts Tagged Internet Explorer

Firefox over 19% market share mark

Mozilla Firefox

According to Market Share, the release of Firefox 3 has helped the much loved browser break over the 19% market share barrier. They reckon the release grew its worldwide use by as much as 4%, mostly at the expense of poor old Internet Explorer.

Apparently over the same period, Apple’s Safari browser has seen its market share rise to over 6%.

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Internet Explorer 8 Beta – IE8

I’ve just installed Internet Explorer Beta 8 and I’m a little disappointed to say the least.

Although it runs a lot quicker than previous versions, namely IE7, it has actually “broke” a number of websites.

So here’s my list of sites so far that IE8 has borked in their attempt to become more standards compliant.

This site at least…. :( and ….
www.revenue.ie
www.recruitireland.com
www.argusrentals.com
www.eircom.net
www.rte.ie
www.goldenpages.ie
www.irishjobs.ie
www.paddypower.ie
www.2bscene.ie (My god, I know IE7 broke a lot of sites, but not this bad!)
www.blacknight.ie
www.redflymarketing.com
www.carshowonvid.ie

From my little research this morning, the only sites I see that are not falling foul to the new IE8 are those that are basic in design or those that are legacy HTML websites, i.e. non standards compliant (don’t take that out of context! There are standards compliant websites without any issues, but they tend to be pretty basic in design).

I’m hoping that the actual release will have addressed all these issues.

As expected, FireFox does not have any of these issues… why can’t Microsoft follow their lead?

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