Poll about browser use

(Lisa Sandler) #1

Please take off your developer hats… I’m asking as a web user:

  1. What Browser do you use?
    a) Safari b) Chrome c) Firefox d) other

  2. Do you mostly use portrait or landscape view on tablets?
    a) portrait b) landscape

  3. Which device do you use mostly to view websites?
    a) desktop computer
    b) laptop computer
    c) tablet
    d) phone

thanks in advance for participating.

(Tapio Laakkonen) #2

Hats off to you!

  1. Laptop = a) Safari d) Opera
    Phone = c) Firefox d) Ghostery
  2. b) landscape
  3. b) laptop computer d) phone

(Lisa Sandler) #3

@TapioMichael That’s so interesting. The difference in browser use on phone vs computer, is that because you don’t have an iphone?

(Rob D) #4

I am sure my answers will surprise at least some of you.

Re 1: Safari
Re 2: landscape
Re 3: desktop computers: 99% of time; iPad: 1% of time. I never use my iPhone for viewing websites.

(Tapio Laakkonen) #5

That’s right, I’m using Mac laptop and android phone (*sigh).

Being one of those who doesn’t like FB app bringing up a selection of pre-selected photos and suggesting those and other data be published, I have opted for to log in through the browser only when using phone and Ghostery comes handy by giving bit more privacy.

(Lisa Sandler) #6

@Rovertek I sit in front of my computer most days, as I am sure you do as well :slight_smile:

(Rob D) #7

You guessed right, Lisa. That is when I am not out taking photos (my main passion of my life)… :grinning:

(Mathew Mitchell) #8

Browser: Safari

iPad: Landscape always. Only use Portrait to test out responsive issues in web development, but never for myself.

Use most: laptop computer, with desktop a relatively close second, and phony-phone (iPod touch) a relatively close third.

(Dave Farrants) #9
  1. Chrome Canary
  2. Landscape (iPad)
  3. Desktop

(Lisa Sandler) #10

@Mathew I am most comfortable with Safari but have just gotten into Pinterest, which has an extension that only works in Chrome.

(Will Woodgate) #11
  1. Chrome
  2. Landscape
  3. Desktop computer

(scott williams) #12

Chrome on desktop during work hours
Safari on mobile (iPad 90% phone 10%)

Desktop - work hours
iPad non-work, rarely phone for browsing (I’m too damn old my vision sucks)

(Lisa Sandler) #13

@swilliam my eyes are old as well and have a hard time on phone.

(Greg) #14
  1. Safari (now that the window manager crash bug seems to be resolved), prevously Chrome
  2. Landscape
  3. Desktop mainly (at work or home), tablet often (sitting in this winter’s sun), phone last if out and about.

(Jannis from inStacks Software) #15

(Lisa Sandler) #16

@instacks Jannis-
This is global, not you, yes? What about you? :slight_smile:

(Jannis from inStacks Software) #17

Who cares what I use? :stuck_out_tongue:

(Lisa Sandler) #18

Just me :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile: ha lol etc.

(Ben Balser) #19


I think this is a reasonable pole, and would like to see a posting of the final tally. Or is there somewhere else we can find a legitimate metric about which browses end users vs RW uses use?

(Lisa Sandler) #20

I can post a total/tally at some point. I probably should have posted on a weekday… quieter on the weekends in here :slight_smile: