A brief overview of the visualization

The visualization compares Web browsers' market share in different countries across time. Every planet is a browser and every moon orbiting it is a country where the browser has the majority market share. On older machines, it might take a few seconds for the moons to initially appear. The website works in Firefox, Chrome, Safari (desktop) and Opera.  (compatibility table for SVG SMIL animation support)

travel through time with your keyboard

Travel through time using your keyboard's left and right keys

follow individual countries

Follow the shifts in browser usage across time for a chosen country

compare sensitive countries to the entire set of countries

Red is the subset of priority and up-and-coming markets*

This work was developed by Ali Almossawi . Questions, comments? Feel free to get in touch!

Market share data from July 2008 to present is from StatCounter Global Stats. The background music is an excerpt from the album Heaven and Hell by Vangelis.
The website is released under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-SA 3.0).

* Argentina, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Switzerland, China, Germany, Spain, France, UK, Indonesia,
  India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Sweden, Turkey, United States, Vietnam

Cosmoz (groan...) Hawking