I read this post on the usage of browsers with interest - IE is not at the same level of dominance (at least with the technical user population) that one might think. So I decided to analyze my site logs a bit, and came up with some interesting numbers. I just sliced and diced on things I recognized in the logs. One interesting thing - no one hit the site with Safari today. Here's what I got:
Agent Percentage of Hits Internet Explorer 31.8% Mozilla/Netscape 20.7% Opera 0.5%
Now, you'll see that there's way less than 100% there. It turns out that a significant proportion of the daily hits on my site are with RSS Agents and Bots. I threw bots into 'other'; here are the RSS stats:
Agent Percentage of Hits BottomFeeder 23.1%% SharpReader 4.1% Radio Userland 2.7% Other 17%
Now, the BottomFeeder statistics are elevated for this site, but it's still interesting that about 30% of the site's hits are for the RSS feed. It's also fascinating that Mozilla, rather than being insignificant (as it's often reported), is a sizable chunk. Looks like IE may actually have competition.