A couple of weeks ago, Google announced that from 1 August 2011 they will be changing the way they support web browsers for their Google Apps products including Gmail. Their blog post gives a little more information: For web applications to spring even farther ahead of traditional software, our teams need to make use of … Continue reading Browser Support
Last week I mentioned that while I couldn't give a definitive list, our initial focus for a mobile website would be higher end devices. One thing we do know is what people are using at the moment to access our sites on the move: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikenolan/4698128898/ Data for the above chart is taken from 14th April … Continue reading Mobile device usage
There's been quite a lot of talk in the mainstream news about Internet Explorer 6 - Microsoft's browser released in 2001 along side Windows XP. IE6 has a long history of security vulnerabilities and has been linked to the Chinese attacks on Google. More recently French and German governments have advised people to upgrade and … Continue reading How do you solve a problem like IE6?
Phil Wilson from the University of Bath has just published a summary of browser statistics so I thought it might be interesting to do a comparison. We also use Google Analytics and it covers virtually every page on the site. We don't distinguish internal visitors so I'll give figures for external and total. External visitors: … Continue reading Browser stats
So the BBC have finally picked up the news and jumped on the bandwagon. Mass media are now telling you to switch to a more secure web browser (you know, the thing your using to view this web page with). From the BBC: The flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer could allow criminals to take control … Continue reading Internet Explorer Security Alert
Apple made the surprise announcement yesterday that they're releasing Safari for Windows. First impressions are that it's fast, with some neat features - check out the article length slider when you view an RSS feed and search as you type - but it's got the iTunes grey interface which I don't particularly like. The browser … Continue reading And then there were four