The HTML language is currently in its 5th incarnation, as in HTML5. Prior to Cascading Style Sheets, aka CSS, we had to use formatting features built into the HTML code, like <font> and <big> and <center>. Now we use CSS to format how a web page looks. <... VIEW FULL GOLD NUGGET
For as long as the World Wide Web has been around, there has been competition over the most popular web browser. Many web browsers have joined the extinct software list, or at least become endangered as technology changes.
The right information can help you make the right decisions in business. I enjoy the process of digesting all the data I track into actionable information for the jewelry industry.
For the last 4 years, I've been running reports on the most popular web browsers and mobile devices every 6 months or so. Although I have browser tracking data that extends back to 2003, the first time I was able to successfully report mobile device usage was in Fe... VIEW FULL GOLD NUGGET
I finally have some statistics from browser usage from December 2012. I actually managed to track both consumer usage and usage of actual retail jewelers.
In the battle of smartphone operating systems you hear a lot of Google Android users saying that the Apple iPhone is horrible, meanwhile iPhone users don't normally make a big deal about the Android.
According to sales reports the Android is pulling ahead of the iPhone, and that might make you believe that the Android is the better smartphone. You really have to look at the fine print of those sales reports to see the Android is se... VIEW FULL GOLD NUGGET
With my new data collection methods it's become much easier to look at important website design and usability metrics. Computer speeds, internet connection speeds, mobile technology, and web browsers all play a pivotal role in our daily lives. A small change in any of those 4 parts of technology can force a complete redesign of your website.
Approximately every other month I'm collecting data about the latest web browser usage on jewelry websites. The last time I published these reports was May 28, 2012, Memorial Day in the USA. Let me repeat that these measurements are for jewelry stores only and not generic numbers for every industry.
Here's a quick reminder of the old measurements as of May 27, 2012:
38.18% Internet Explorer 19.83% Safari 19.65% Firefox 12.01% Chrome 6.33% Android Browser 1.83% M... VIEW FULL GOLD NUGGET
Today is Memorial Day in the United States, which means most businesses are close. It's also Pentecost Monday which is widely celebrated throughout Europe, so most businesses are close there today too.
In honor of the holidays we're going to make this Daily Golden Nugget brief. After all, who wants to read one of our long posts on their day off?
Let's check in on some simple statistics about web browsers. We looked up two previous Nuggets to surface old browser usage data, and at the bottom we're showing you the most recent measurements.
We measure the various web browsers across several hundred jewelry websites, and this is what we've found...
Browser Usage Data on September 12, 2011:
48.7% Internet Explorer 21.4% Firefox 17.3% Safari 12.4% Chrome 0.3% Opera
HTML is the programming language for the web. Any web page you look at through a web browser needs to be presented using the Hypertext Markup Language, or HTML for short.
In the early days of the World Wide Web, HTML was pretty simple. In those days all you needed was a way to show words on a screen, some images, and create links from one page to another. The functionality of HTML quickly expanded and new web browser versions kept coming out to support the expansions.
HTML blossomed into different versions and by time early public awareness of the web came about in 1996, we were already using HTML version 3.2. That was quickly replaced by HTML 4 in April 1998.
The next version of HTML, version 5, promises to solve a lot of programming issues between proprietary web browser techniques and programming methods. One ... VIEW FULL GOLD NUGGET
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