The Evolution Of Web Browsers (Infographic)


13 Responses

  1. wholesale lingerie says:

    Really all very creative. Thank you for sharing.

  2. j9 says:

    no wonder explorer had weighed us down for so long. it’s was huge. in retrospect, phoenix is a fab name for what became firefox.

  3. Stephen says:

    Great idea.
    I just can’t help feeling you started with chapter 2.
    Ask your father about “Mosaic”, the web browser with one-colour grey background, one font and no pictures.
    Things were tough in those days (’92-’93), snow, wind and rain, but we all pitched in and somehow.. I don’t know, somehow we made it through.

  4. Joaquin says:

    This is a nice visualization but the author forgot, or pretended to forget that the most people aren’t using latest generation browsers like this graph hints to.

  5. Mark says:


    Of course most people use latest software.

  6. Brad Einarsen says:

    Re: Joaquin – it *would* be cool if there were sub-streams with the versions, that’s always very important for dev.

    Re: Stephen – “Luke, I am your father.” I remember Mosaic on both AIX (UNIX) and (if memory serves) Windows 3.0 / 3.1 with the manually-installed Hummingbird TCP/IP stack.

    Also, one shouldn’t forget OS/2 and the built in browser called WebExplorer. I don’t think it even got table support before it was killed…

  7. Rick says:

    NCSA Mosaic was the engine that both IE and Netscape were based on, surprising that it was forgotten. AOL also had it’s own browser and it could be argued that it was the most popular at the time merely because they were the largest Internet provider at one point.

    Also, Opera has had Mouse Gestures since around version 3.

    What about Lynx? 😀

  8. زفات says:

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