Firefox贏得了瀏覽器大戰

火狐

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.

微軟Internet瀏覽器

  • 在銷毀Netscape Navigator之後,IE真正成為了網絡的黃金標準。 該瀏覽器簡單,功能強大,並且預裝了所有Microsoft產品。 同樣,ActiveX的亮點很短,要求大多數人使用IE。 當其中一個瀏覽器支持網絡上的所有不同標準時,為什麼要使用多個瀏覽器? 我本人是版本6的IE用戶。
  • 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.
  • 但是,遺憾的是,使用Internet Explorer 7,Microsoft徹底改變了用戶與客戶端之間的交互。 對於像我這樣的技術愛好者來說,其中的一些變化是很酷的。 但是對於非典型用戶來說,無法簡單地在屏幕頂部導航會令人困惑和困惑。 他們開始看那裡還有什麼。 火狐瀏覽器。

瀏覽器市場份額
屏幕截圖 http://marketshare.hitslink.com/

火狐

  • 模仿回到Navigator的常規瀏覽器功能,Firefox成為Internet Explorer的輕量級替代解決方案。 對於叛逆的微軟無政府主義者來說,Firefox成為一種激情,並開始向市場借錢。
  • 其他功能(例如與其他技術集成的一流插件)對Firefox來說是一個巨大的福音。 他們繼續吸引開發人員和Web設計人員,因為Firefox具有強大的調試功能,級聯樣式表和第三方插件,使開發和集成變得更加容易。
  • 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.

Safari瀏覽器

  • 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.

Opera 瀏灠器

  • The li'l guy on the market, Opera is closing in on the Mobile Market. Their mobile browser supports JavaScript (remember Ajax and Rich Internet Applications moving into the picture), making it the perfect browser for the mobile technophile. I think this is also building a behavior within folks that it's now okay to move away from Microsoft. There's less fear of leaving now.

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.

With that, here's my tip of the week. Give Firefox a try. For the developers, take a look at some of the remarkable plugins for CSS and JavaScript development. For the designers, take a look at how little you need to ‘tweak' your pages for Firefox. For users, you'll open Firefox the first time and be off and running. Here's the tip:

  • 下載並安裝Firefox之後,轉到 附加組件 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 猛擊者。 但是,我感到不得不介入並討論IE團隊真正陷入的戰略困境。

17 個評論

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    I’ve been a happy user of Firefox for several years now. I feel in love with it because of the countless extensions, and the increased security over Internet Explorer.

    When I got my new MacBook Pro earlier this year, I tried out Safari for a few weeks, but ended up going back to Firefox. The options for customization are almost limitless. In the past year, I have successfully converted my entire family (and most of my friends) to Firefox.

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    薩拉米

    我完全同意Firefox將擊敗IE 7或更高版本。

    擊敗的原因是Firefox插件和Firefox附加組件。

    我認為2007年35月,IE的使用率將達到XNUMX%

    對。

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    I installed IE7 on my desktop computr and it worked fine after I fiddled with it some but when I installed it on my laptop, it brought everything to a halt. If I hadn’t found that the program (without any add-ons) was also included with my programs under accessories I wouldn’t be able to get on at all.

    I am concerned, I do banking online and am not sure that I can use Foxfire. I would love to try but I need more info.

    • 7

      嗨,阿爾塔,

      Modern online banking is cross-browser compliant. The concern would be for supporting SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), that’s an encrypted means of communicating data between your browser and the bank’s online servers. Firefox fully supports SSL just as IE does with no limitations. The most obvious way of knowing you’re utilizing SSL is that you’re at an https:// address instead of http://. However, both IE and Firefox (and Opera and Safari) also have visual indicators and verification processes that the SSL certificate and encryption are valid and working properly.

      In other words – you should not have any issues. Of course it never hurts to check your bank’s “Support” page to see if they support Firefox. You’ll really find it a nice browser – very quick with a lot of extra goodies.

      感謝您的來訪……並發表評論!
      道格

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    Firefox的下載量突破了400億大關,並且有望進一步發展。 替代方案始終是一種進步。
    但是贏得瀏覽器之戰……為此還為時過早。

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    我已經使用IE多年了,繼續使用它,坦率地說,Firefox的用戶級優勢讓我印象深刻。 我懷疑絕大多數用戶都不會在意。 但是,我同意您的觀點,即對IE 7所做的更改有些令人困惑。

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    嗨道格拉斯,

    我同意您對IE7的看法,並且是一名Web設計師,當IE7發佈時,我對某些事情感到失望。 我目前正在建立一個新網站,並且遇到了div的一些問題,但沒有什麼大不了的(到目前為止)。 我只使用了IE7,但是我期望從6.0到CSS支持等方面的巨大飛躍。

    我多年來一直是Firefox用戶,並且在此過程中已經招募了許多新用戶。 我認為最吸引我以及很多其他FF用戶的是,它對Web設計師/開發人員非常友好,而定制驅動它。 我認為IE將繼續暴跌,並且我認為微軟在這一點上將需要奇蹟。 Firefox獲得的動力和Safari逐漸獲得的勢頭,超過了IE,而且他們一直在努力開發符合Web標準的瀏覽器,這在一定程度上沒有幫助。

    我們的網頁設計師只能給他們這麼多的機會😛

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    這些評論頗具誤導性。 根據最近的統計,我已經看到IE的份額已從85.88年第四季度的4%下降到2005年第三季度的78.5%,“暴跌”。在大約兩年的時間內下降了3%。

    同時,Firefox在同一時期從9%擴大到14.6%。 在大約兩年的時間內增長了5.6%。

    Safari從3.1%升至4.77%,這一增長幾乎不值得一提。

    是的,Firefox正在使用IE,但IE顯然仍然擁有超過5倍的用戶。

    這些統計數據來自維基百科“ Usage_share_of_web_browsers”,當然可能以一種或另一種方式出現偏差。

    顯然,世界上大多數人都不在乎Web設計師的想法。 我認為我們應該為大眾設計,而不要擔心我們自己的個人喜好。

    • 12

      Thanks Rick! Could we ask where your sources are regarding the stats?

      我同意你的觀點,但是有一個警告性的故事,那就是不關心網頁設計師的想法……那就是,當您不得不設計超出標準的設計來滿足85.88%的市場份額時,網頁設計將繼續是一項昂貴的冒險!

      I am working on a site right now that looks perfect in FF and Safari, but IE totally garbles it… the problem? I have JavaScript within the page’s content and that’s what’s moving graphics that are 100% CSS Driven! Now I have to put all the script in an include – which won’t allow the page to load gracefully, so I have to add more code to ‘preload’ items.

      再次感謝!

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    始終將設計作為大眾的優先事項,但是Microsoft並不跟從其他所有人,這使我們的工作更加困難。 我發現自己有時不得不只為IE編寫完全獨立的樣式表,這很費時間。 對於普通用戶而言,這沒有任何意義。 當領導該瀏覽器的瀏覽器是最不符合Web標準的瀏覽器時,這真令人沮喪。

    我發現自己必須做同樣的事情,道格拉斯。 我必須將Javascript包含在鏈接到我的頁面的包含或單獨的JS文件中。 將其直接添加到我的標記中有使事情變得混亂的趨勢。

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    嗨道格拉斯,
    從設計師的角度來看,我對此沒有異議,儘管我不確定為什麼您會擔心可以向人們收取更高的服務費用。 人們是否不准備為此付費? 顯然,這些是必須克服的技術問題。

    我只是對有人建議遠離IE表示懷疑。 儘管所有的設計師和SEO都聲稱不這樣,並且不斷地推廣FF,但據我所知,統計數據並不支持該說法。 他們是否應該推廣這是另一個問題,您對此可能完全正確。

    正如我在評論中提到的那樣,我的來源是Wikipedia-不是最令人印象深刻的來源,但是數字看起來非常詳盡……

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_web_browsers

    幹草堆

    • 15

      You’re probably correct on both issues, Rick. I would argue that IE continues to have a major share of the market because it’s part of the Operating System, though. If it were download for download and a fair choice, I really do believe that FF would be kicking their butts.

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    我曾經是一名程序員和Web開發人員。 2003年,我出了事故,打了我的頭。 現在寫代碼對我來說太多了,所以現在我只是一個普通的喬。.lol

    無論如何,我從1996年開始就一直使用Linux(記住Caldera,那時您必須讓它自己下載2天..lol)。 在Firefox之前,Web瀏覽器從來都不適合它。 當Firefox出現時,對於Linux用戶(Thunderbird也是)來說是最偉大的事情。 由於Microcrap一直困擾著Linux用戶,因此他們打了自己的腳。 我記得Firefox / Thunderbird輕鬆地成為Linux的頂級互聯網套件。 它並不笨重,您可以放入任何喜歡的擴展名(adblockl!)。 因此,它與您製造的一樣輕或重。 完全沒有多餘的部分。 選項卡很酷,很小。

    I am presently using Windows xp, because the ‘others’ here unfortunately made it a condition of buying this pc, so ‘they’ could use it (idiots). That is why I instantly downloaded firefox/thunderbird. When I used Windows again, I HATED Outlook express, and still wanted Firefox back, with my extensions (I even saved all the config. files and my bookmarks from Linux, and imported them into Winxp!).

    最近,我的電腦整夜重新啟動,並且我的這個ALIEN看上去很胖,帶有巨大的選項卡的工具欄不會消失。 friggin工具欄佔據了該死的屏幕的1/5! 我討厭了! 這裡的其他所有人也討厭它。 停止按鈕在哪裡? 沒有人願意讓瀏覽器佔用這麼多空間! 龐大的標籤頁,即使只有一頁也是如此!!
    網頁呢? 您甚至看不到它,因為您看到的只是瀏覽器! 太讓人分心了,我受不了了。 微軟方便地也沒有地方要抱怨。 真是一堆亂碼的垃圾。 我的屏幕分辨率設置為1152×864,我無法想像800×6000會是什麼樣子! 我什至可以看到該頁面?

    因此,對於IE2來說要7個大拇指! 每個人都討厭它,這是IE的死亡。 有趣的是,他們的瀏覽器還不錯,但是通過複製Firefox,現在有了垃圾。 我的意思是..工具欄上所有的廢話是什麼,其餘的按鈕在哪裡?

    因此,感謝Microsoft,您終於完成了自己的工作! 我現在花很多時間向其他人解釋,並詢問為什麼他們的瀏覽器突然變得又糟又復雜,並幫助他們卸載IE7! 沒有人想要!

    乾杯!
    -Jf

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    我認為您是對的Blog先生,我已經在計算機上使用Firefox一年多了,此後再也沒有回頭。 任何對計算機軟件一無所知的人都可以告訴您,Firefox是最出色的瀏覽器。 我從未嘗試過Thunderbird軟件,因為Office Enterprise中的Outlook 2007非常好,對我來說效果很好。 如果沒有損壞,為什麼要更改它。 但是,無論何時我在朋友,家人,在線好友或只是需要幫助的人上工作,IE 6-7都損壞了,我總是安裝或告訴他們使用Firefox。 在我的書裡,這是毫無道理的。

    我只想知道為什麼Microsoft認為他們發布了一款出色的瀏覽器,對他們周圍的世界完全無能為力嗎? 是否因為他們認為自己的軟件如此出色以至於人們仍然會使用它? 還是因為微軟每天要賺數十億美元,他們說“忘了消費者,我們不在乎他們在想什麼”,所以他們只是在市場上強迫一種毫無價值且反應遲鈍的瀏覽器。 白痴! 它不像我有一台笨拙的計算機,IE在任何系統上都像廢話一樣運行。 它必須在軟件代碼中或其他內容中。

    Just for fun I loaded it up today just to see if it had improved by some miracle (nope) still sucks. Then I said to myself “Why, why does it run like that” so I searched (Why does Internet Explorer load so slowly) and of course I used the Google home page search on Firefox. I ended up here after following a link from another site with an article like this on it. I got side tracked so I still don’t have my answer yet. Go Firefox Go! Kick Bill Gates in the nuts for us all one time each per person continuously. I will note one draw back to FF though, it is bad about memory consumption. Easily fixed thought, a quick, not slow restart will fix that.

    偉大的文章!

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