Chrome has turned 10.
From humble beginnings to a market leader Chrome has grown and changed with the times and where once Internet Explorer was dominant, since 2012, Google has reigned supreme. As of August 2018, it commanded a whopping 63.31% of the desktop computer browsing market and 35.54% of the mobile browsing market*. That’s a long way to come from nothing!
What makes one browser better than another?
A web browser’s job is to read code and display a web page per said code. The speed at which it renders that page is relative to the amount of data it needs to load. Chrome is a simpler design than most of its competitors. For example, the options at the top are far fewer. This means it can return a web page faster because it has less features to load.
Chrome also uses open source code which means anyone can edit and submit a bug fix or improvement. On the flip side, Internet Explorer’s code is proprietary which means only the company can edit its code. This means it takes more time to issue updates and bug fixes and they can’t be independently reviewed.
There’s also a pretty big gap in the extensions offerings. With Google having such a huge share of the internet browsing market, a lot of small scale extension developers will only bother to make their extensions Chrome compliant. Internet Explorer, Safari, and Opera among others, often miss out. Ergo, there are a lot more sweet extensions on Google Chrome.
How does this affect Money101? Not at all.
Our modules and microsites are all built in HTML5 which means they are all mobile friendly no matter who you browse with or the size of your device. It doesn’t matter what type of device either. We cater to PC users, Mac lovers, and every brand of mobile device you can think of!
That said, full disclosure, we’ve always had a soft spot for Google Chrome. For us there’s just something a little sexy about the way it renders our pages that really makes us go wow!
With Google’s latest release, Chrome has only gotten faster. Its design has become more modern, and a number of stability and performance improvements have come into force. As far as we can see it’s only getting stronger and we’re looking forward to it getting even faster and more efficient.