The browser wars are a big deal for us web designers and developers. They determine what we can and can’t do with the websites we create. It is an accepted fact that Internet Explorer has stunted the speed at which we can push the limits of what is possible on the web. There are still too many people using old, horrid versions of Internet Explorer that do not support modern web building techniques.

However, one big change that happened in December is that Google Chrome has become the second most popular choice for browsers and pushing Firefox down to number 3. Firefox changed the way they handle updates to their software which often broke add-ons and I think a lot of people got frustrated and moved to Chrome as a result. I still personally use Firefox but I can say it is 100% solely because of the fantastic Web Developer Toolbar which is irreplaceable for web development (the Chrome version is not nearly the same thing as the Firefox version).