The data for the most commonly used platforms by visitors to www.utexas.edu are:
|Platform||Dec 2011 - Feb 2012||Mar-May 2012||Jun-Aug 2012||Sep-Nov 2012||Dec 2012 - Feb 2013||Mar-May 2013|
The following platforms were at less than 1 percent of usage: Linux, iPod, BlackBerry, Windows Phone.
Develop for Multiple Environments
One recommended approach that developers may use to design for multiple platforms is to build sites that are platform agnostic using responsive-design and progressive-enhancement techniques.
Responsive design focuses on the use of three design features:
- Flexible grid-based layout
- Flexible images and media
- CSS media queries
Progressive enhancement focuses on establishing a base set of features and then adding functionality as allowed by the visitor’s platform.
Information on both responsive design and progressive enhancement can be found here. Using these practices provides a standards-compliant way of ensuring support in multiple environments as well as future proofing your sites against new platforms.