University Web Developers

University Web Developers

I just read this interest article at ReadWriteWeb:

Chrome Market Share: WebTrends Says 2%; Over 7% at ReadWriteWeb

I'm seeing about a 2% share for Chrome at the sites that I support. How much is Chrome being used at your sites? Are there things we should be thinking about if Chrome becomes a major player in the browser market?

Views: 50

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

We've only got 0.43% since Chrome's launch.

Since it uses Webkit, the changes shouldn't be huge, but hopefully Google will be using the data gleaned from people using Chrome to improve not only the browser, but the search experience in general.

I could see Google allowing you to personalize your version of Chrome to best suit your browsing/searching habits. That is, using your past searches to more accurately predict future searches (which I suspect is what they're doing to some extent with iGoogle, etc).
We're showing 0.34% since Chrome launched.
Our site analytics show 0.66% over the last two weeks...almost double Opera's share, for whatever that's worth.
My data look like everyone else: 0.40%. I'm glad to see IE at less than 60%.

Chrome is all about data applications. I don't think we'll see it jump as a general browsing tool for most people. Safari and IE are too easy to use as the built-in browsers, and Firefox has awesome plug-ins for the tech folks. Google is going after desktop applications more than browsers. I think of Chrome more like a light operating system.
We ( are seeing about a 1.5% share of our traffic. I have to echo Anne's comment, since it's basically webkit we aren't concerned about it.
Our Analytics account is showing approximately 0.25% over the last few weeks. I haven't visited our site at all using Chrome, so it must be someone other than me. :)
Mark, we've seen .55% for and .42% for (22% and 24% respectively for Firefox). I think Chrome will eventually match Firefox in market share though not until it goes through a few refining processes. However, running Gmail, Pandora, and Meebo simultaneously and not having other tabs/windows slow to a crawl is reason enough for me to use it.

If Chrome does become a major player then we're still going to send it web-standard code, right? I'm a firm believer in sending the same markup to whatever software requested it.
I've had a similar experience in terms of Chrome slowdown with multiple tabs open.

I'm a tab fiend, I might add, which means I also won't be using it until they solve the problem.
Only about 0.17%
At OSU Fisher College of Business (, 0.18% of web visitors are using the Chrome browser. IE use is at 76% and FireFox is at 19.8%.
Here at UBC (vancouver) we're seeing 0.45% over the last month.

Maybe this is a little too far down the road, but the impact we may need to start considering is the eventual increase in screen resolutions in the 320x240 range. With Chrome and Safari now on mobile devices, it's only a matter of time before "industry" starts releasing sites / apps / widgets etc. that cater to the small screen interface in one way or another.

It's already happening to some extent (for example WordPress for iPhone) and it will likely expand to more services, many of which probably haven't even been conceived yet. Industry shifts the expectations of what can be done on the web, our audiences take those expectations with them wherever they roam, and eventually we move to meet these expectations as best we can. For example, two or three years ago, who would have expected universities to be creating a presence in YouTube, Facebook, or iTunesU?
The Top Browsers from GA

1. Internet Explorer 56.87%
2. Firefox 32.11%
3.Safari 9.86%
4. Mozilla 0.53%
5. Chrome 0.29%
6. Opera 0.16%
7. Netscape 0.07%
8. Camino 0.03%
9. Konqueror 0.02%



Latest Activity

Linda Faciana commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Join us for our next webcast with April Buscher from Montana State University Billings to learn how blind readers and people with hearing impairment view and read your website and how you can make it accessible to them."
Amanda Lawson joined Lynn Zawie's group


Share your experiences using OmniUpdate CMS
Aug 9
Amanda Lawson posted a photo

Amanda Lawson

Amanda Lawson, Web Content ManagerCommunity College of Allgheny County
Aug 9
Sara Arnold commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"High schoolers spend more time on their digital devices than they do sleeping, doing homework, or participating in extracurricular activities. So how do you make your message stand out to them? #eexpect"
Aug 8
Linda Faciana commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Want to increase digital engagement with high school juniors and seniors? Join our next webcast with Stephanie Geyer from Ruffalo Noel Levitz as she shares new data from the 2019 E-Expectations Trend Report on email, paid media, and social media…"
Jul 31
Charlie Holder joined DNI's group

Cascade Server CMS

For folks who use (or are interested in) Hannon Hill's Cascade Server CMS productSee More
Jul 26
Linda Faciana commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Is your website in compliance with the new WCAG 2.1? Join our webcast to learn various accessibility guidelines, what’s new in 2.1, and more!"
Jul 22
Sara Arnold commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Even though GDPR has been in effect for over a year, many U.S. colleges and universities are still struggling with how best to implement the rules. We’re here to help."
Jul 18
Sara Arnold commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Does your college or university website meet the new WCAG 2.1 accessibility standards?"
Jul 12
Linda Faciana commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Join us for our next webcast with Eric Turner from Mt. San Antonio College, who will share easy steps to make your website GDPR compliant."
Jul 10
Linda Faciana commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"It is always important to make a good first impression! Join Aaron Blau from Converge Consulting as he covers ways to make your web content attractive to your target audience and create an authentic brand message."
Jun 19
Jon Shaw posted a discussion

email obfuscation

Anyone using a javascript or php email obfuscation library that is effective for spam defense?See More
Jun 11
Linda Faciana commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Join us for our next webcast with Kelly Bostick from University of Arkansas who will provide some great tips on ways to ensure that all of your digital content is accessible."
Jun 6
Sara Arnold commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Creating and producing website content is just the tip of the iceberg. In our latest white paper, learn how to manage that content to help your website reach its fullest marketing and recruiting potential."
May 30
Sara Arnold commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"A college or university website redesign is the most effective and cost-efficient way to attract and recruit new students. Download our ultimate guide to get started on your redesign today!"
May 28
Cody Bryant is now a member of University Web Developers
May 20
Linda Faciana commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Join us for our next webcast with Rachael Frank from Gravity Switch to learn how to organize your content and messaging for a website redesign."
May 16
Sara Arnold commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Capitalize on content by creating an editorial calendar for your college or university website. Here’s how:"
May 9
Sara Arnold commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"A soft launch of your website redesign is well worth the extra time. Find out why."
May 2
Linda Faciana posted a blog post

Webcast - Website Redesign | The importance of using content inventories

Join us for our next webcast with Laura Lehman from Eastern Mennonite University to learn how to effectively use Google Sheets during a website redesign and migration! More
May 1

UWEBD has been in existence for more than 10 years and is the very best email discussion list on the Internet, in any industry, on any topic


© 2019   Created by Mark Greenfield.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service