Web Design statistics
The Web Direction site publishes the summary of results of several surveys on how webmasters make websites, and that reflects the state of the Web in 2008.
Actually the study makes a wider scope, giving statistics on the OS, browsers, but the public surveyed was not representative of the sum of Internet users, and these extra results have little interest.
- Form: 61%
- Special Effects: 73%
- Web Applications: 42%
- Communicate with the server: 53%
How many webmaster have a strictly standard code ? Only 4% said they do not follow it and have a code that is not compatible with all browsers.
But beside that, the study of key data on the Web conducted by Opera shows that, conversely, only 4% of sites have a completely valid code according to the W3C standard.
Using a framework
- JQuery 62%
- Script.aculo.us 18%
- Prototype 23%
- Mootools 19%
- Yahoo UI 10%
We see that some webmasters use several frameworks at once. These figures are different from those given by older surveys.
Flash or Silverlight
How many webmasters incorporate media such as videos that require a plugin, and which one?
- Flash 61%
- Quicktime 20% (the public is mostly Macintosh users)
- Silverlight 2%
- Other 4%
Note that users who downloaded the Flash Player would be about 95% according to Adobe, the percentages are probably higher for others too.
About the content using the plugin, it is as follows:
- Video 59%
- Audio 39%
- Game 22%
- The whole site: 7%