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Web Browser Popularity Statistics

by Ron Kurtus (revised 22 December 2017)

Web designers must be aware of the differences in the appearance of their pages on the different Internet browsers. Issues include rendering speed, adherence to Internet standards and consistency in dealing with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

Web browser popularity statistics can give you an idea of where you should concentrate your design efforts, concerning browsers for desktop computers, tablets, and mobile devices.

Statistics are as of November 2017.

Questions you may have include:

This lesson will answer those questions.



Desktop browser worldwide statistics

As of November 2017 the worldwide desktop browser usage statistics are:

Chrome

64.02%
Firefox 12.55%
IE 8.47%
Safari 6.08%
Edge 4.29%
Opera 2.17%

Tablet browser worldwide statistics

Safari 61%
Chrome 24.16%
Android 11.04%
UC Browser 0.99%
Opera 0.99%
Firefox 0.73%

Mobile browser worldwide statistics

Chrome 49.58%
Safari 18.76%
UC Browser 15.19%
Samsung Internet 5.94%
Opera 5.54%
Android 2.59%

Summary

You need to be aware of what browsers most users of your website are using. Browser statistics can be useful in making determinations.


Provide an excellent product for your customers


Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials

Websites

Usage share of web browsers - Wikipedia - averages several sources

StatCounter - Desktop - Graphical outputs

StatCounter - Mobile - Graphical outputs

Wikimedia - Extensive statistics

Browser Statistics - NetMarketSahre

W3 Schools Browser Statistics

Top Five Browsers - StatCounter

Web Browser Market Share - StatOwl

Web browsers (Global marketshare) - Clicky

Web Design Resources

Books

Top-rated books on Website Design


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