2010.07.08

I’m typically not one to obsess over statistics related to the visitors of this web site, but I figured I’d take a look and see what the numbers might tell me.

Stats by Browser

Firefox is the winner here, which wasn’t too surprising to me. I was surprised to see Chrome ahead of Safari though, even if by a small percentage. Of course I’m saddened that Internet Explorer even shows up at all. At least Chrome beat IE. Also, welcome SeaMonkey user!

Stats by Operating System

Too many Windows users! I’m kidding… sort of. I mean, I tend to write about things related to Macs, Linux, and open source… none of which are Windows. My assumption is that the people with corporate jobs who are forced to use Windows machines at work (but use Macs and Linux machines at home) tend to browse this site while on the job. Yeah, that makes sense. Also, welcome to both Android users, and that lone Playstation Portable user!

Stats by Browser / Operating System

Firefox / Windows users take the lead! So at least some Windows users are smart enough to install Firefox. Not surprising, as I think it’s been at least a few years since even die-hard Microsoft fans realized that Firefox is a better/safer browsing experience than Internet Explorer. As for IE being second? Those are obviously the corporate drones who do not have privs to install Firefox. At least Safari made it into the list once… Also, welcome Mozilla Compatible Agent / iPhone (what is that exactly!?) and your friend using Mozilla / Linux!

Stats by Screen Resolution

Hooray for more pixels! Is no one visiting this site on their shiny new Netbook? I spent so much time optimizing for 800×600 when I got my Eee PC.. all for naught! Those 1920×1080 screens must be all the designers I know. And that 320×396? That’d be the iPhone.

So join me in welcoming all visitors to the site… be they Chrome / Windows users, or iPad users, 1024×600 screen resolution users. Welcome!

3 Responses to “Visitor Stats”

  1. Pete-

    We IE/Windows users love your site!

    I appreciate you sharing your stats, especially the screen resolution ones. It actually is going to come in really handy for something I am working on!

    -Larry

  2. Chad KittelNo Gravatar says:

    I was curious how multi-monitors are handled with the various browsers.

    I have four monitors two 1920x1200s, one 1200×1600 (portrait), and one 1280×1024. Depending on which monitor a majority of Chrome’s window is on, that is the resolution reported. IE 8 on the other hand always reports my “first” monitor’s resolution; 1920×1200 in this case, which is rarely where I actually have the browser window. I tend to keep my browser window on my 1200×1600 monitor.

    I haven’t used Firefox in about a year, and don’t have it installed anymore, wonder what model it follows for reporting resolution?

  3. Chad, good question! I’ll need to dig up some of my code and see what I can find out as far as resolution reporting…

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