Edd Sowden's recently released browser matrix stats shows some fascinating patterns in usage for GOV.UK and the tool has also been made available on GitHub and for anyone to use. So what does it show for the Edge Hill website? The most striking thing to me is the upgrade cycle for Chrome. With a 7 day bucket … Continue reading Chrome: the rise and fall and rise again
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
Edge Hill weren't the only people to launch a website redesign in the last week. On Monday, the BBC News website had it's biggest redesign in years. Personally, I quite like the new design but they've come under a lot of flak for certain decisions. Martin Belham blogged 60% of commenters hate the new BBC … Continue reading Choice Part 5: Pushing the boundaries?