I have been looking for a source for stats on browser marketshare, and what do you know, I’ve found it. There is a site called Market Share that apparently publishes this information on a monthly basis. So now I have some concrete information to go on. In fact you can see September 2007 browser stats here. Here is a snippet of info.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 – 42.75%
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 – 34.60%
Firefox 2.0 – 13.57%
Safari 41 – 3.91%
As you can see, IE7 is still second to IE6 with Firefox coming in far behind in third. So if you ever doubt that you need to check your work in IE6, it is still the most used browser out there.
Update – 10/16/07: Microsoft is issuing an automatic update today that will install IE 7. We should be able to see the effects of this if we watch the browser stats in the next few months.