Chrome tops Safari as Internet Explorer, Firefox shares drop

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It the end of the month, and May sees Google Chrome topping Apple’s Safari in total market share with a 7.04 percent stake, compared to Safari’s 4.77 percent stake in the browser market share war for third place again, according to NetApplications.

However, what makes it interesting is that it is Internet Explorer and Firefox that has dropped, while Chrome, Safari and Opera has gained when compared to last month. While they are minuscule losses, it looks like Chrome’s simplicity has an effect on the big two browsers.

I think it is because of the push from both Chrome and Safari of HTML5 and CSS3, allowing people to see these cool new effects that you can do without using Flash. However, Chrome’s success over Internet Explorer and Firefox is mainly due to the lightweight browser experience.