Browsers and Screen Size on Stack Overflow

by Jeff Atwood

on August 21, 2009

The question occasionally comes up: what web browsers do Stack Overflow users tend to use?

Here's a quick look at our Analytics data from June 1st - August 19th.

Firefox 50.53%
Internet Explorer 29.12%
Chrome 9.04%
Safari 7.33%
Opera 2.44%
Mozilla 1.15%
Konqueror 0.10%

Note that within Internet Explorer, the breakdown is 45% IE7, 29% IE8, and -- this is depressing -- 24% IE6. Which means that about 7% of our overall audience is still on creaky, broken, ancient old IE6. The Firefox breakdown is primarily 3.0 and 3.5, with a smattering of older versions.

As for the screen size of Stack Overflow users:

1280x1024 24.03%
1680x1050 14.52%
1280x800 14.32%
1024x768 12.32%
1440x900 11.57%
1920x1200 8.40%
1600x1200 3.24%
1152x864 1.68%
1920x1080 1.32%
1400x1050 1.28%

Those resolutions account for about 90% of the audience -- those that report this data back to Analytics, anyway.

(Just as an aside, in case anyone was waiting for the podcast: as noted on last week's episode, there will be no podcast recording this week.)