Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
What are the current Web Directions? John Allsopp is back, with results from his latest State of Web Development 2010 survey.
Fancy some crib notes? Here are some of the highlights from the report:
- Few respondents use any form of Internet Explorer for their day to day web use, but IE8 is the num ber one browser devel op ers test their sites in.
- Google Chrome has jumped dramatically as the browser of choice for devel op ers, to rank 3rd, at 17% just behind Safari at 20%.
- Firefox remains the number one choice by some way, but respon dents were split between 3.5 and 3.6 at the time of our survey.
- Firefox 3.6 was released only a week before the survey began.
- Over half of respondents now use Mac OS X as their primary operating system.
- Nearly a third of respondents (up from 16%) use Mobile Safari, while Android use is at around 4%.
- JQuery has become even more dominant, with nearly 80% of all respondents using the library, up from 63% last year.
- Desktop-??like application frame works, such as Cappuccino and SproutCore show little sign of wide spread adoption by developers. Perhaps the day of desktop-??like web apps is yet to come, or perhaps developers really aren’t look ing to build webapps which mimic the desktop.
When it comes to web devel op ment tech nolo gies, the big sto ries are CSS3, web fonts and HTML5.
- More respondents (45%) than not (44%) use CSS3 and experimental CSS, up dramatically from last year (only 22% then were using CSS3 and nearly 70% not)
- Last survey, only 4% were using font link ing using @font-face. This survey that’s climbed to 23%
- HTML5 is now used to some extent by around 30% of respondents, up from under 10% last survey
Interesting stuff. Do you see any other trends from the data?
Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:23 am