Archive for November 19th, 2005

Why Firefox will eventually win

In the next 4-5 years from now, Firefox will be the No1 browser. The reason: Ajax modules and web applications. Microsoft seems not to care too much about CSS2 compliancy and this will eventually drive the new big thing on the web (web applications like gmail or google-maps) to be mostly compatible with Gecko browsers. Sure, web developers will still support and test with IE, but these web apps are demanding in terms of feature-set, and if they realise that Gecko browsers do it better than IE, they will stick a big bad “Firefox recommended for usage with this site”, and that will eventually hurt IE. Safari and Opera would still be tested with, but Gecko (and especially its star, Firefox) will eventually rise as the No1 browser. Just give it time.