Which Web Browser is Best?


Check out this Performance Comparison of Major Web Browsers.

Google Chrome killed it!

In summary:

Up yours Internet Explorer. And you know what? Up yours too Firefox!

I’ve been having so many issues with Firefox lately that I had to completely give up on it and use Chrome as my default browser. Many of my Firefox add-ons weren’t compatible with the latest version and the ones that were compatible were slowing it down. I’m careful with my add-ons and I didn’t have too many to begin with so this was unacceptable for me.

I’m really loving Chrome. It’s fast and it looks pretty damn cool. I have mine set up with the chrome finish so my browser looks all slick-like.


I’m not even that disappointed that I can’t use the add-ons I was so dependent on with Firefox. I don’t even miss them.

You can’t right click on an image in Chrome and set it as your desktop wallpaper which is sad, but you can right click on anything you want to and “inspect element”. This is a super handy tool for web developers, designers, internet marketers, etc. If you use Firebug for Firefox, this tool is very similar.

It’s definitely worth trying Chrome out if you haven’t already.

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#1 Wardell on 10.26.09 at 6:06 am

Google chrome is alright, but there are plugins for Firefox I constantly use and bookmarklets don’t offer the full functionality for, such as LastPass, Web Developer Toolbar, and Ad Blocker plus. I like Chrome but for it’s limited functionality it should offer a little extra speed, I use it mainly for testing purposes, or for logging into a second account for a site I’m already using in Firefox. I think Chrome has lots of potential but for now it’ll be my number 2 browser.
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#2 Chris from AB Web Design, LLC on 10.26.09 at 8:36 am

I agree, Chrome is pretty nice! However, I still do the majority of my web browsing via Firefox simply because I use an “onboard” version which runs on my special USB flashdrive (Ironkey). …and I am very interested to see what the next iteration of chrome has in store for us.
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#3 Daniel on 11.09.09 at 3:40 pm

Did someone forgot to mention Internet Explorer 8.0 ?
How about Opera browser ?

I know what you’re thinking when you’re thinking at Internet Explorer but that’s not the old, hated browser that forced people to look for alternatives such as Firefox or others.

It’s faster, more stable, more secure and has a lot of other features ( I’m talking about Internet Explorer )

Opera is an excellent choice and a lot of experts claims that this is really the fastest browser.

My opinion : I’m happy that there are a lot of good browsers such as IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari etc.

This gives us the freedom to choose from several locations.

It’s the same thing when compared with Windows, Linux or Mac.

I just hope that this will stay that way, I don’t want to be forced to use only one browser in a couple of years, one OS, only one search engine etc.

#4 Cassie on 11.10.09 at 1:26 pm

@Daniel – It’s a requirement that web developers and designers despise Internet Explorer ;)

That being said, it is nice to have options.

#5 Daniel on 11.10.09 at 3:04 pm

Dear Cassie,

I’m sure that most of the people that will read this blog has another job, other than a web developer or designer. Also, Internet Explorer has 60 % from the entire marker that’s why I insisted to talk about Internet Explorer. Right now I posting this via Internet Explorer 7 and it works great.

Regarding the security for a web browser, I guess the latest version of Firefox plus the “noscript” add-on should make him pretty secure…

Accessing the Tools – Internet Options – Security – Custom Level in Internet Explorer could do some magic regarding the security…

If we will use excessive security methods I am pretty sure that most of the websites will refuse to open as most of them requires Javascript, Java, Flash etc…

Regarding the performance comparison test I wouldn’t agree with that test as I’m pretty sure that’s not to good.

Try those web browsers on :

Windows XP SP 3
Windows Vista
Windows Server 2008
Windows 7
Linux ( All popular editions )
Mac OS X

Use different amounts of RAM, CPU power etc…

After doing a test like that we could see which browser is the best and even so you may be surprised to see that some browsers are better than others on different computers that uses a different OS.

#6 Mr WordPres$uccess on 06.26.10 at 11:25 am

I like them all – with the exception being that I only open IE if I absolutely have to. In addition to the ones already mentioned, I like to play around with Flock. I also keep Netscape around (although I never open it) to keep its memory alive;-)
Firefox I use most because I need my addons.
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