Browser Wars

Firefox 4 - Internet Explorer 9 browsers have both been released recently

Firefox 4 versus IE9

The latest versions of the Mozilla and Microsoft browsers, Firefox 4 and Internet Explorer 9 respectively, have both been released within the last couple of weeks and it appears that the latest incarnation of Firefox has been downloaded significantly more than IE in the first 24 hours of release. Around 7.1 million downloads for Firefox with 2.35 million downloads of the Microsoft browser.
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Browser Stats

Just headed over to StatCounter to check the latest browser stats.

As I write this IE6 has had an average of 13.7% market share for the past year *puts head in hands*, on the upside the market share in Europe went under 5% in Europe and under 6% for North America for May 2010.

I also read an article containing an interview with Ryan Gavin, head of the Internet Explorer business group, who is quoted as saying:

Part of my job is to get IE6 share down to zero as soon as possible

I hope he is VERY good at his job.

Update 4/6/2010: Really? IE9 100% Compatible with HTML5?

Flickr iPhone App

Flickr iPhone app screen shot

There’s been a lot of furore about the Spotify app released for the Apple iPhone in the last week or so, but I’m more excited about the new Flickr app which I downloaded yesterday.

Being a bit of a vinyl junkie I seldom use the iPhone for music anyway, and I can’t realistically see me using Spotify away from my computer, the Flickr app, however, is definitely something I’ll use.

Screen shot from the app front page shows a picture of a toilet from my friend Vanbonko, thinking about music it reminded me of the cover to the Rolling Stones album Beggars Banquet.

The Howies Do Lectures

The Do Lectures web site has been up for a few weeks now which has given me time to view a few of the videos, some quite interesting talks on there.

The Do Lectures Website Page Capture

The Do Lectures Website Page Capture

The talks were organised by Howies, a clothing company based in Cardigan Bay in West Wales. The concept of the talks is pretty simple, invite people, 20 in all, to talk about what they ‘Do’. The lectures are aimed at spreading innovative ideas about design and living with a strong emphasis on environmentalism.

I particularly liked the talks by Ken Yeang and Michael Braungart.