The data for the most commonly used platforms by visitors to www.utexas.edu are:
|Platform||Jan. – June 2015||July – Dec. 2014||Jan. – June 2014||July – Dec. 2013|
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.