background August 21, 2009

Browsers and Screen Size on Stack Overflow

The question occasionally comes up: what web browsers do Stack Overflow users tend to use? Here’s a quick look at our Analytics data from June 1st – August 19th. Firefox 50.53% Internet Explorer 29.12% Chrome 9.04% Safari 7.33% Opera 2.44% Mozilla 1.15% Konqueror 0.10% Note that within Internet Explorer, the breakdown is 45% IE7, 29%…
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The question occasionally comes up: what web browsers do Stack Overflow users tend to use?

Here’s a quick look at our Analytics data from June 1st – August 19th.

Firefox 50.53%
Internet Explorer 29.12%
Chrome 9.04%
Safari 7.33%
Opera 2.44%
Mozilla 1.15%
Konqueror 0.10%

Note that within Internet Explorer, the breakdown is 45% IE7, 29% IE8, and — this is depressing — 24% IE6. Which means that about 7% of our overall audience is still on creaky, broken, ancient old IE6. The Firefox breakdown is primarily 3.0 and 3.5, with a smattering of older versions.

As for the screen size of Stack Overflow users:

1280×1024 24.03%
1680×1050 14.52%
1280×800 14.32%
1024×768 12.32%
1440×900 11.57%
1920×1200 8.40%
1600×1200 3.24%
1152×864 1.68%
1920×1080 1.32%
1400×1050 1.28%

Those resolutions account for about 90% of the audience — those that report this data back to Analytics, anyway.

(Just as an aside, in case anyone was waiting for the podcast: as noted on last week’s episode, there will be no podcast recording this week.)

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