Mac browser stats?
August 17, 2005 9:54 AM   Subscribe

Where can I find updated statistics on Mac browser usage?

I'd really like to know the precentage of users of Safari versus IE versus Firefox on the Mac platform. It would be nice to know when I can start ignoring Mac IE when developing sites. ;)
posted by jca to Computers & Internet (2 answers total)
The best statistics for this are those that you collect yourself. If you have access to full logfiles with user-agent strings, run them through a logfile analyzer to see who is visiting the sites you develop, not some other site with questionable methodology (I can't believe how many sites still break down visitors between vague Netscape and IE categories). You can also use javascript and a server-side scripting language such as PHP to log other things such as screen size and color depth. I used that at my last job to convince the powers that be that we could stop worrying about web safe colors.
posted by zsazsa at 10:59 AM on August 17, 2005

As zsazsa hinted at, it's not really an issue of generalities. My Apple site I developed gets FAR more MacIE visitors than some Microsoft site out there, thus developing with MacIE in mind is more important to me.
posted by JPigford at 11:34 AM on August 17, 2005

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