Chaz Meyers (cpm) wrote,
Chaz Meyers
cpm

Wherein I tell lies.

I normally don't look at browser statistics. However, since I'm about to start a new design of something, I was curious where we stand right now with respect to IE.

Before we start, let me confess that my data gathering methodology is completely flawed for a number of reasons and quite possibly misleading. Still, if we can compare flawed apples to flawed apples, we might get some ideas about the tree. I found these results a little surprising:

# Unique IPs identifying as IE6 - September 2008
[ ~/www_logs]$ zgrep "MSIE 6" . www.200809* | cut -b 17-31 | uniq | wc -l
474

# Unique IPs identifying as IE7 - September 2008
[ ~/www_logs]$ zgrep "MSIE 7" . www.200809* | cut -b 17-31 | uniq | wc -l
5520


I thought that IE6/IE7 in the wild was close to 50/50 or slightly leaning toward IE6 still, but I guess within our demographic that's no longer the case. IE6 numbers are actually slightly inflated because I noticed quite a few webserver cracking scripts running against us were identifying as IE6.

In contrast, here is where we were a year ago:

# Unique IPs identifying as IE6 - September 2008
[ ~/www_logs]$ zgrep "MSIE 6" . www.200709* | cut -b 17-31 | uniq | wc -l
848

# Unique IPs identifying as IE7 - September 2008
[ ~/www_logs]$ zgrep "MSIE 7" . www.200709* | cut -b 17-31 | uniq | wc -l
1044


IE6 IPs have been dropped by a little less than 50%, but more impressive, IE7 IPs have nearly quintupled! Of course, it's not all roses:

# Unique IPs identified as Firefox - September 2008
[ ~/www_logs]$ zgrep "Firefox" . www.200809* | cut -b 17-31 | uniq | wc -l
320

# Unique IPs identified as Safari - September 2008
[ ~/www_logs]$ zgrep "Safari" . www.200809* | cut -b 17-31 | uniq | wc -l
12

# Unique IPs identified as Google Chrome - September 2008
[ ~/www_logs]$ zgrep "Chrome" . www.200809* | cut -b 17-31 | uniq | wc -l
7

# Unique IPs identified as Opera - September 2008
[ ~/www_logs]$ zgrep "Opera" . www.200809* | cut -b 17-31 | uniq | wc -l
2


We sill have a long way to go!

(On a slightly different note - we have two Opera users? Are they using our app on their Wii or something??)
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