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  • IE 6

    43 50.00%
  • NS 6

    0 0%
  • IE 5x

    20 23.26%
  • Pre IE5

    1 1.16%
  • NS 4.7

    2 2.33%
  • Pre NS 4.7

    0 0%
  • Mozilla 1.0+

    13 15.12%
  • Amaya

    0 0%
  • Opera

    2 2.33%
  • Other?

    5 5.81%
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    Your Most Used Browser?

    I don’t want to over do it with the “polls” here; I believe they could become an annoyance quite quickly if overused.

    Since most (if not all) of us here are involved in web development, at least to some degree anyway, I think a graphical view of what some of us here consider to be our favorite browser might be interesting, if not valuable, information.

    Considering developmental the nature of our members, I don’t expect that this poll is going to be representative of what the average surfer is using, but interesting nonetheless. I also realize that for developmental purposes, many of you use multiple browsers and keep older versions on hand for testing purposes. Personally, I use IE6, Mozilla 1.0, Amaya 6.1, and NN4.7 (when my other comp is not on the fritz ). Mozilla is probably my favorite from a developer’s standpoint (FYI link: Known bugs in the Mozilla DOM). Amaya is nice as well and allows quick previewing or, for example, how a particular graphic would look on a page.

    For the sake of this poll, please vote for the browser you use most often, preferably the one you use when you’re surfing the net for recreation, as opposed to when your testing or developing.

    In the thread, you might list what other browsers you use, what you are anticipating in a future release, what you’d like to see in future releases, and any thing else you feel is relevant to a discussion on browsers. What is the browser share of your visitors according to you site logs? How far back in the legacy browser tree do you currently account for when designing?

    Any relevant feedback, links, resources, etc. welcomed. Hopefully, between the poll and the comments, this thread will generate some tidbits of information all of us might find useful to some degree .
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    Hmmm, the poll went haywire. Is it me, or is there something wrong? Any others tried it yet?
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    box...
    just a rotflmao®!!!

    IE 6 1 25.00%
    NS 6 0 0%
    IE 5x 0 0%
    Pre IE5 0 0%
    NS 4.7 2 50.00% <---!!! just a yes® hehehe...
    Pre NS 4.7 0 0%
    Mozilla 1.0+ 1 25.00%
    Amaya 0 0%
    Opera 0 0%
    Other? 0 0%
    Total: 4 votes 100%
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    Well, I know I'll probably get a lot of flack for this, but my favourite browser is IE5/IE6. I think it's the most well-rounded browser out there... you may tend to disagree - you are allowed to, this is an opinion thread

    I'm looking forward to the release of.......

    Well, not Netscape 7 - they're just adding all kinds of additional features that IE has had in it since version 4... (well, maybe 5)

    Umm .. other than that - I think it'll be great to see all the next generation browsers that are actually 100% compliant with the HTML/DOM specs.

    Later

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    Originally posted by QuackHead
    Well, I know I'll probably get a lot of flack for this, but my favourite browser is IE5/IE6. I think it's the most well-rounded browser out there... you may tend to disagree - you are allowed to, this is an opinion thread

    I'm looking forward to the release of.......

    Well, not Netscape 7 - they're just adding all kinds of additional features that IE has had in it since version 4... (well, maybe 5)

    Umm .. other than that - I think it'll be great to see all the next generation browsers that are actually 100% compliant with the HTML/DOM specs.

    Later

    ~Quack
    Hey...you'll get no flack from me . I used to be a diehard NN user, but right now IE 6 comes in a close second behind Mozilla.
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    sweet, at least I've got someone on my side

    Thanks boxer boy

    I've never used Mozilla.. is it really as nice as I'm hearing?

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    I have really only tracked stats constantly on one site for about a year. It is always 90 % ie and 10% netscape. The site has about 2000 unique sessions per week.

    I use ie 5-6 and moz all the time for development and personal use. I do not see a significant difference and would not rank one over the other. I do find it annoying when getting plugins for moz sometimes though.

    Death to netscape. It is the worthless piece I have ever used. It seems to get worse with every version. I think people use it because they hate microsoft or just want to say "Great site but it doesnt look right in NN 4.0 - 6.0"

    A browser is a browser if the person coding a web site follows standards somewhat then there should not be problems(except netscape).

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    Originally posted by QuackHead
    ...I've never used Mozilla.. is it really as nice as I'm hearing?

    ~Quack
    The whole poll is essentially a matter of personal preference, so there really isn't any wrong answers .

    I really like mozilla! It's open source ( http://www.mozilla.org/start/1.0/opensource.html ) and really development oriented( http://zvon.org/ ). There are 'skins' available to customize the look/feel (you can even get involved with developing them).

    The 'sidebar' is awesome, allowing XHTML, CSS, DOM, etc. references right at your fingertips. http://zvon.org/Output/bar_list.html Many of these features are available for other browsers as well.

    Definitely worth a look (IMO) .
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    From 12,000 hits so far this month my top 15 user agents in stats are all - except a few download leeching things - versions of Internet Explorer.
    I prefer IE6, I like MSN Explorer too but for it's limited functionality for those of us not just casually browsing.
    I've tried things like K-mleon before which was good, I liked its stripped out, non flashy interface and speed.

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    When I had a Mac I used NN 4x. Now all I have are Windows PCs so I have been using IE whatever newest non beta. I don't like NN lately, it's slow and too many people don't code their webs to it (not NN's fault). Opera's young yet and getting better. Of the few other browsers I've tried I have not been impressed. I will say that the MSN explorer is a nasty thing, I would be too ashamed to ever admit to having anything to do with it's development!
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    Interesting feeback thus far people...thanks . I sort of expected that IE 6 would get the lion's share of the votes. I'm surprised that NS 6 hasn't received a single vote yet. When it first came out there was a lot of chatter about how much people liked it and couldn't wait to download it...lol.

    I voted for Mozilla as that IS what I use most often (even though I'm in IE 6 myself right now ) and see a couple others have indicated Mozilla as well.
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    Opera is nice but the ads are annoying, I would rather use NetCaptor for a tab browser.

    Netscape.... Well Netscape is old. NN and IE went different ways and people followed IE. Now it's slow and few people do cross-browser code to it.

    I prefer Mozilla... integrated IRC client, Javascript console + debugger etc...
    Also I didn't get any compatibility issues with site made for IE but you don't get some kinky effects such as coloured scrollbars.

    IE is good.... but Mozilla is better... not by far though.
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    I like IE6,

    Opera comes in at a close second,

    Netscape will never touch my computer...
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    Opera scares me ...

    both the browser, and the music

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    I've used IE as my main browser ever since I started working with javascript and realized just how pathetic Netscape 4 was when compared to IE 4. That browser is a complete anthill of bugs, incomplete implementations and other traps for the unwary.
    If some effort had been made to fix anything other than the security problems I might like that browser better but the reality is that it was released in a beta form simply to have their new browser available before MS's IE 4 was released and then because they lost their focus and did a lot of fits and starts before starting the Mozilla project Netscape 4 fell further and further behind. To compound their error, they released Netscape 6 based on a beta browser as well.

    I use Mozilla as my secondary browser and it's quite possible that it will become my main browser after it get another release or so under it's belt. It's still behind IE in some scripting capabilties but it's head and shoulders ahead of IE in others (standards support especially ) all it needs is a little more time to work out a few more of the rough edges.

    I refuse to even consider loading a "Netscape" branded version of the Mozilla browser on my system though, it adds nothing to the browser experience and adds a lot of useless links and clutter. I prefer the lean, mean browsing you get with the basic Mozilla browser.
    Last edited by Roy Sinclair; 06-24-2002 at 11:34 PM.


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