My company has developed a plug-in that we think our users will love, but right now it's for Chrome only and most of our visitors are using IE. Does anyone know of any research that has been done to suggest that users will - or won't - switch to a different browser so they can access content or features not provided by their current browser? Anyone have anecdotal evidence or experience with this question? Thanks in advance for your feedback.
Saw a very brief demo of a *reality* browser on TV last week via Brink on the Science Channel (which btw also had an excellent demo by Bill Buxton & the MS Office Labs 2019 vision--posted elsewhere on this forum).
Basically it seems to be mobile browser (served as an app) which in real time mashes-up digital content (information) and physical context---it's called Layar and seems to be live in the Netherlands.
Very, very cool stuff was curious to know if there were any thoughts or if anyone has had first hand experience with something like this.
Browser throbbers are broken. These spinning, swirling, pulsing
artifacts were a great way of indicating state back when a web page
wasn't loaded until it was loaded, and once it was loaded it didn't
need to load any more.
But the Web 2.0 blah blah has crept up on us, and I suddenly find
myself waiting for pages to load with no indication of state. I
interact with pages, wait for a response, but find myself without any
idea of whether the connection is actually working, or how long it
might take to finish the transaction.
Are there any studies out there that say what percentage of Internet users
use which browser? I'm trying to make a point that Firefox is probably used
more now than Netscape, both browsers second to Internet Explorer, but I
want the statement to actually be valid.
So, if you have links or knowledge of any major browser studies please pass
IMHO, if the user is presented with a big red button for HOME, he will
definitely use it, irrespective of whether the Web site or web app has
a good/bad design. The point for the user would be to simply follow the
I've been using Google toolbar's "Up One Level" button since last one year
on almost all the websites I visit including web apps. And its been an
invaluable shortcut for me. [I never observe/search if the site has a
That said, I dont see any thing wrong in giving some more COMMONLY used
[not 100] buttons on the Browser bar.
Firefox (and some other browsers) allow you to organize multiple pages
(browser instances) into a tabfolder metaphor. You can easily cycle thru
multiple pages - they're all displayed in the same browser window.