05/18/07 145 W, 1 I - + 19 - 14 Browser Compatability


How many people use Firefox or another non-Microsoft web browser? Keep those hands raised. On legeros.com this week, using web analytics software provided by the service provider, about 40% of users use Internet Explorer. Another 39% percent use a Mozilla Compatible Agent, such as Netscape Navigator. Less than 7% use Firefox. Okay, translate that into something we can all see. On the Wake County Emergency Information page, the main page, there is a left-side navigation menu that takes you to Fire or EMS or elsewhere. UNLESS, that is, you are using version 2.0.0.1 of Firefox. Then there's nothing. Nada. Just the text and image in the main part of the page. How many users in that situation would know to try another browser? So, for site admins reading this, is YOUR site compatible with multiple browsers? Check and see. You may be surprised. Click to enlarge:





ps- Google Analytics does all this and it’s free: http://www.google.com/analytics/.. The requirements are (1.) a Google account (free), (2.) a Google analytics account (free), and (3.) a snippet of HTML that is added to every page that you wish to track (can be easy to add).
Legeros - 05/18/07 - 05:40

I am proud to admit I am part of that 7% that use Firefox…although I will use the IE page rendering extension for those pages not setup properly for firefox…for the rest of you firefox users you can find the link here:
http://ieview.mozdev.org/
Marshall Sherard CFP[714] (Email) (Web Site) - 05/18/07 - 08:00

One of the .63% Opera users right here. And I almost never have trouble with page rendering (just with plugins like Flash).
[barrett] - 05/18/07 - 10:14

I am also a Firefox user (v2.0.0.3) and the county page referred to here works fine on this platform. Mozilla developers have traditionally been great about tracking problems and offering bug-fixes in version updates.
[bombero.loco] - 05/18/07 - 19:27



  
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