Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Broswer Compatibility: IE8, Firefox 3.5 and Chrome 4

Our previous browser compatibility strategy support Internet Explorer 6 and Firefox 3 is a bit outdated, and it’s time to relook into the current browsers’ trend in order to introduce a more intuitive user interaction by leveraging on the power of more advance browser.

Based on Google Analytics’ report on visitor’s Browser, Malaysia Most Wanted will gradually support the Top 3 most popular browser: Internet Explorer (51%), Firefox (34%) and Chrome (8%). Though Apple’s Safari share of 4% is quite significant as well, but we do not have the necessary resources to do so at the moment (and we are hoping support for Chrome will do some good for Safari, since they utilize the same browsing Engine, WebKit).

Among different versions of Internet Explorer, IE7 (37%) is the most popular followed by IE8 (34%) and IE6 (28%). We shall focus on supporting IE8, since the adaptation rate of IE8 will pick up very soon and IE6 is too old (and too buggy).

As for Firefox, we shall focus on Firefox 3.5 (62%). The market share of Firefox 3 (25%) will continue to fall.

Chrome 4 (6%) market share is still very little is due to the recent release which was only 1 day ago. We are sure that Chrome’s automatic update will upgrade the current Chrome 3 (88%) very soon, thus we will emphasize on supporting Chrome 4.

It’s almost impossible to support all browsers (sorry to Opera) and all versions (goodbye to IE6), but we will continue to make sure future enhancement will support Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 3.5 and Chrome 4.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

MalaysiaMostWanted.com Server Migration

Malaysia Most Wanted websites will go offline (not accessible) on 9th January 2009 (saturday), 12AM until 9AM due to server migration.