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"I don't really know..." - Most business owners / managers.

If you’re using the internet, you’re using a browser. It really doesn’t matter which one you use, and it mostly comes down to personal preference. Luckily, there are plenty of choices, such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Edge and even a couple of lesser-known browsers. They all do the same thing: They let you browse the internet.

Chrome is the biggest browser in the world. According to Statcounter (gs.statcounter.com), Chrome currently towers above the competition with over 56 per cent of the market share worldwide. Next in the line-up is Safari with 14 per cent. Then there’s UC Browser with eight per cent, Firefox with five per cent and Opera with four per cent.

 If you change from worldwide market share to specific continent market share, the stats change. In Europe, Chrome is way out in front with Safari closing the gap. In North America, the gap between the two comes down to only around 25 per cent. The stats however, prove that Chrome is still by far the undisputed number one browser across the globe. On average it has 50-60 per cent of the market share per continent with none of the others getting close.

This does however mean that 40-50 per cent of all browser users are using an alternative to Chrome. This means that a LOT of people worldwide do not use Chrome as their browser of choice, which is why your website still needs to be able to open in ALL of the different browser offerings out there.

As web designers and website developers it is always good to know which browsers are the preferred choice of your users. In an ideal world all would be equal but they are not, so it is important that designers and developers are aware of what is supported and what works in what browser.

And then there is also the incredible number of devices that the web can be viewed on, which means that when you choose a web developer, you need to be sure that your website is compatible with all of them, especially in Africa, where 60% of internet browsing is done on cellular phones.

Bottom line dear business: choose a web developer that focuses on mobile, not just on desktop…

 

Some interesting browser stats: the statistics below, indicates the percentage of internet browsers per continent using mobile vs desktop. Pay attention to the Africa stat…

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Worldwide desktop browsing: 50,626%

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Africa: cell web browsers above desktop

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North America: Desktop browsing

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Oceania: Mobile browsing

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Worldwide cellular browsing: 49,374%

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Europe: Desktop browsing

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South America: Desktop browsing

Source: gs.statcounter.com