Taking a look at recent market share for browsers provides some insight into who is winning and losing the wars. Firefox continues to build momentum, Safari is creeping upwards, and Internet Explorer is losing ground. I'd like to comment on the three with my ‘theories' of what is occurring.
- Pärast Netscape Navigatori hävitamist sai IE tõepoolest võrgu kullastandardiks. Brauser oli lihtne, toimiv ja kõigi Microsofti toodetega eelnevalt laaditud. Samuti oli ActiveXil lühike tähelepanu keskpunkt, mis nõudis enamiku inimeste jaoks IE kasutamist. Miks kasutada mitut brauserit, kui üks neist toetab kõiki erinevaid standardeid veebis? Ma olin ise versiooni 6 kaudu IE kasutaja.
- With Internet Explorer 7, the web design world was really holding its breath for a browser that they could design for that would react in accordance with the latest technologies of Cascading Style Sheets. Unfortunately, IE 7 disappointed. In reviewing the IE Blog, it really wasn't even on the radar until the browser was beta and the screams of anguish came from the web design industry. Some last minute development corrected some of the issues… but not enough to make the design world happy. Remember – many in the design world are operating on Macs… lacking Internet Explorer. But, unfortunately for them, their clients do use Internet Explorer.
- Kuid paraku muutis Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 abil radikaalselt kasutaja ja kliendi vahelist suhtlust. Minusuguse tehnofiili jaoks olid mõned muudatused omamoodi lahedad. Kuid ebatüüpilise kasutaja jaoks ... see, et ei saanud lihtsalt ekraani ülaosas navigeerida, oli nii mõistatuslik kui ka segadust tekitav. Hakati vaatama, mis seal veel on. Firefox.
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- Jäljendades brauseri üldist funktsionaalsust, mis ulatub tagasi Navigatorisse, sai Firefoxist Internet Exploreri kerge alternatiivlahendus. Mässavate Microsofti anarhistide jaoks muutus Firefox kireks ja hakkas turgu laenama.
- Lisafunktsioonid, nagu suurepärased pistikprogrammid teiste tehnoloogiatega integreerimiseks, on olnud Firefoxile suurepärane õnnistus. Nad meelitavad jätkuvalt nii arendajaid kui veebidisainereid ... kuna Firefoxil on jõuline silumine, kaskaadstiili leht ja kolmandate osapoolte pistikprogrammid, mis muudavad arendamise ja integreerimise palju lihtsamaks.
- The market is changing as well. ActiveX is all but dead and Ajax is on the rise, lending itself to browsers like Firefox. There's technically no reason to use Internet Explorer at all these days. If IE can do it, Firefox can do it better. Windows Updates used to require the browser, but now they can be loaded and installed without it.
- Firefox hasn't abandoned it's usability and layout like Microsoft did with IE 7, making it easier for users to transition to Firefox from IE 6 simply and easily. It's elegant, swift, and seamless.
- With Mac's recent push into the home PC market… it's not the PC for Universities, Women and Children anymore. My new Mac runs OSX, Windows XP (with Parallels) and I can run every browser on the planet to design and develop to. With Safari preloaded, no doubt it's gaining share since Macs are gaining share. My prediction is that Safari will lose out to Firefox, though.
Microsoft must feel quite threatened – but it's really their own fault. They've eliminated any need for their own browser, alienated users, alienated designers, alienated developers, AND they are now allowing others to take them on in other verticals (mobile).
Internet Explorer is really simply self-destructing. I'm not sure where their customer focus is at all.
- Pärast Firefoxi allalaadimist ja installimist minge saidile Lisandmoodulite section and download to your heart's content. For anyone who does this, I would love you to use the browser for two weeks and then return to my site and let me know what you thought.
I've been a Microsoft guy for over a decade now, so I'm not a madalam. Tundsin siiski, et olen sunnitud astuma ja arutama strateegilise segaduse üle, kuhu IE meeskond on tõepoolest sattunud.