We don’t usually put too much confidence in projected stats, since a lot of the time they turn out to be totally false in everything they stand for. We do, however, would love to see the day where IE is no longer the most popular web browser. According to trends and stats that are too complicated to verify, it’s being projected that by May 22 (yes, random date, we know) Firefox will be the most widely used browser, followed by IE6, and then IE7.
Firefox’s popularity has been increasing at a steady pace for months and months now, and it’s really only a matter of time before it’s number 1. May 22 or not, it will happen eventually. And why is that? Because the performance is just SO much better. The stats look pretty legit and if all goes well and continues on the same path, Firefox will soon control 37% of the web browser population. — Andrew Dobrow