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Have they released Chrome for mac yet by the way?





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I would not say it flopped, it's the 4th most used browser today. That's not a flop. And even though 1% doesn't sound like a lot, it's a really huge number of people out there using the Chrome browser.



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Grampy said:
SuperDave said:
Which browser is best really depends on what you're using it for. I find IE tends to run the fastest of the four major ones (FF, IE, Opera, Chrome), whereas Firefox tends to run the slowest and is a major memory hog.

If, like me you're a web developer however, Firebug and the Error Console are what really sets Firefox apart from the crowd. IE on the other hand is a terrible browser for web development since it's the worst of the browsers in terms of the acid test and javascript support.

If all you do is browse websites casually, then really no browser is any better then the next imo.
I develop and maintain websites for a University and I basically agree with you about the disadvantages of IE for web development but I use it anyway because I know from tracking our monthly web stats that 82-85% of all visitors will be using IE so it has to work optimally in IE. Then I usually test the site in Firefox since a little less than 10% will be uisng it. I mostly use Dreamweaver so I haven't had any big issues between browsers.

Yeah. I remember having web classes waaay back. My instructor's pet peeve was that IE (then, I dunno now) wasn't W3C standard compliant, yet web devs would optimize their sites for IE because it's the most used.

So what is a standard? The one brought forth by a governing body and/or standards commitee? Or the one used by the majority?

The same issue can also be attributed to Microsoft compilers.



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hotrodx said:
Grampy said:
SuperDave said:
Which browser is best really depends on what you're using it for. I find IE tends to run the fastest of the four major ones (FF, IE, Opera, Chrome), whereas Firefox tends to run the slowest and is a major memory hog.

If, like me you're a web developer however, Firebug and the Error Console are what really sets Firefox apart from the crowd. IE on the other hand is a terrible browser for web development since it's the worst of the browsers in terms of the acid test and javascript support.

If all you do is browse websites casually, then really no browser is any better then the next imo.
I develop and maintain websites for a University and I basically agree with you about the disadvantages of IE for web development but I use it anyway because I know from tracking our monthly web stats that 82-85% of all visitors will be using IE so it has to work optimally in IE. Then I usually test the site in Firefox since a little less than 10% will be uisng it. I mostly use Dreamweaver so I haven't had any big issues between browsers.

Yeah. I remember having web classes waaay back. My instructor's pet peeve was that IE (then, I dunno now) wasn't W3C standard compliant, yet web devs would optimize their sites for IE because it's the most used.

So what is a standard? The one brought forth by a governing body and/or standards commitee? Or the one used by the majority?

The same issue can also be attributed to Microsoft compilers.

Ya, I have the same issue, while I do my development in Firefox, I have to optimize designs and make sure they work properly in IE6+ since it's still the overwhelming majority choice for browsers at present. I just wish that I could get some of the development and debugging tools for IE that Firefox has.

 



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I wonder if one of the reasons for slow adoption of Chrome has something to do with the fact that the people that are more likely to drop a browser in favor in the other (usually IE dropped for FF) already did change and are not willing to change again.

I tested Chrome and I liked it but the plug-ins for FF are what makes me not want to change. I dropped IE since the first beta of Netscape Communicator came out in 1997 with the tabbed browsing. I got addicted to it. If Chrome gets good plug-ins such as NoScript and Flashblock, I will seriously consider it.



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im using chrome and I like it



hotrodx said:
Grampy said:
SuperDave said:
Which browser is best really depends on what you're using it for. I find IE tends to run the fastest of the four major ones (FF, IE, Opera, Chrome), whereas Firefox tends to run the slowest and is a major memory hog.

If, like me you're a web developer however, Firebug and the Error Console are what really sets Firefox apart from the crowd. IE on the other hand is a terrible browser for web development since it's the worst of the browsers in terms of the acid test and javascript support.

If all you do is browse websites casually, then really no browser is any better then the next imo.
I develop and maintain websites for a University and I basically agree with you about the disadvantages of IE for web development but I use it anyway because I know from tracking our monthly web stats that 82-85% of all visitors will be using IE so it has to work optimally in IE. Then I usually test the site in Firefox since a little less than 10% will be uisng it. I mostly use Dreamweaver so I haven't had any big issues between browsers.

Yeah. I remember having web classes waaay back. My instructor's pet peeve was that IE (then, I dunno now) wasn't W3C standard compliant, yet web devs would optimize their sites for IE because it's the most used.

So what is a standard? The one brought forth by a governing body and/or standards commitee? Or the one used by the majority?

The same issue can also be attributed to Microsoft compilers.

There are fewer issues now that Front Page extensions are a thing of the past however, I do not write FOR IE; I attempt to create sites that are compatible with all browsers but I won't write anything that doesn't work in IE simply because 85% of my site visitors will be using it. That doesn't imply any endorsement on my part, just a reality. A site that doesn't function optimally for 85% of its users is pretty damn useless.

 



its funny.. the difference between me using firefox addons or using addon-less chrome was surprisingly simple.. chrome starts up in half a second, firefox takes 3 seconds to start.. call me an idiot but that is more than enough for me to use chrome



Wow. So many people use Internet Explorer still? I am a huge MS fanboy as I have stated numerous times. I'm willing to pay for Windows, I own a Zune, and my love my 360. I'd buy a MS phone if they made one. But you know what? IE sucks compared to Fire Fox. Fire Fox is every bit more secure and faster and has come a long way over the last few years. I'm surprised Firefox isn't higher up there.

What's up with Safari? I didn't even know it was used outside of the IPhone. I'm browsing on my G1 which I think uses Chrome but I could be wrong.

Damn Netscape has fallen over the years to. I use to use that over IE back in the Warcraft 2 days.



It's just that simple.

I use Chrome on my PC and Safari on my Mac. I migrated from Firefox simply due to the speed issue. JS/AJAX performance is 5x-10x faster.



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