State of the Web — just the results

Here’s the tabular results for all the questions for which this makes sense. You can also download the full dataset in CSV format (120KB compressed).

Which size organization do you work for?
AnswerCountPercentage
I’m a student685.51%
I’m a hobbyist211.70%
I’m a freelancer22518.23%
Small Company (up to 10)23519.04%
Medium Company (up to 50)24419.77%
Large Company (up to 500)18414.91%
Huge Company (more than 500)23118.72%
Other181.46%
No answer80.65%
Non completed00.00%
Which sector do you work in?
AnswerCountPercentage
Design Agency31925.85%
Banking & Finance332.67%
Construction & Property20.16%
Consumer Goods110.89%
Engineering161.30%
Health221.78%
Industrials20.16%
Leisure90.73%
Media12910.45%
Natural Resources20.16%
Retail141.13%
Technology23118.72%
Telecoms151.22%
Transport60.49%
Utilities30.24%
Local Government161.30%
State/​Regional Government292.35%
National Government302.43%
Charity/​Not for Profit423.40%
Education12510.13%
Other16913.70%
No answer90.73%
Non completed00.00%
Which OS do you primarily use for day to day work?
AnswerCountPercentage
Windows XP46537.68%
Windows Vista1139.16%
Mac OS X 10.4655.27%
Mac OS X 10.551241.49%
Linux564.54%
Unix10.08%
Other70.57%
No answer50.41%
Non completed100.81%
Which browser do you primarily use for day to day browsing?
AnswerCountPercentage
IE6151.22%
IE7403.24%
IE830.24%
Firefox 2443.57%
Firefox 374160.05%
Safari 210.08%
Safari 325820.91%
Google Chrome524.21%
Opera383.08%
Other272.19%
No answer50.41%
Non completed100.81%
Which browsers do you test your web sites with?
AnswerCountPercentage
IE5534.29%
IE696878.44%
IE7110489.47%
IE836429.50%
Firefox 260448.95%
Firefox 3113591.98%
Opera61649.92%
Opera Mobile614.94%
Safari 223719.21%
Safari 399280.39%
Mobile Safari25920.99%
Google Chrome48839.55%
Which type of markup do you use?
AnswerCountPercentage
Exclusively HTML735.92%
Exclusively XHTML52342.38%
Mostly HTML, sometimes XHTML19615.88%
Mostly XHTML, sometimes HTML36729.74%
XML90.73%
Other100.81%
No answer110.89%
Non completed453.65%
How often do you validate your markup?
AnswerCountPercentage
Always45436.79%
Frequently40132.50%
Sometimes27822.53%
Never413.32%
No answer151.22%
Non completed453.65%
Which doctype do you typically declare for your pages?
AnswerCountPercentage
none211.70%
HTML 4.01 strict1068.59%
HTML 4.01 transitional14211.51%
HTML 4.01 frameset30.24%
XHTML 1.01 strict38431.12%
XHTML 1.01 transitional42534.44%
XHTML 1.01 frameset10.08%
XHTML 1.1534.29%
HTML 5161.30%
Other100.81%
No answer282.27%
Non completed453.65%
Do you use tables for layout?
AnswerCountPercentage
No104684.76%
Yes12710.29%
No answer161.30%
Non completed453.65%
If you use any of the following HTML tags or properties, please mark them:
AnswerCountPercentage
None37830.63%
font705.67%
b21817.67%
i18715.15%
border14611.83%
width28423.01%
u796.40%
height23819.29%
cellspacing24319.69%
cellpadding20916.94%
center1229.89%
Do you use microformats in your markup?
AnswerCountPercentage
Yes42934.76%
No51241.49%
What are microformats?23118.72%
No answer171.38%
Non completed453.65%
Do you use RDFa in your markup?
AnswerCountPercentage
Yes423.40%
No58647.49%
What’s RDFa?54444.08%
No answer171.38%
Non completed453.65%
Which of the following best describes your web design philosophy?
AnswerCountPercentage
Pages should look as near to identical as possible across browsers30424.64%
Consistency across browsers is important, but I use features supported in newer browsers provided they don’t cause problems for older browsers70857.37%
Pages might look substantially different in different browsers, but provided they look acceptable in all browsers, consistency is of no great concern1179.48%
No answer90.73%
Non completed967.78%
Which of the following best describes your approach to developing for multiple browsers?
AnswerCountPercentage
I only develop for IE30.24%
I develop for IE first, and then make sure my pages work in other major browsers625.02%
I develop to W3C standards, and then work around IE94676.66%
I develop to W3C standards and expect browsers to support these1169.40%
No answer110.89%
Non completed967.78%
Do you typically use quirks mode when designing sites?
AnswerCountPercentage
Yes1169.40%
No83567.67%
What’s quirks mode?16813.61%
No answer191.54%
Non completed967.78%
Which of the following do you use CSS for?
AnswerCountPercentage
Controlling fonts and text style111290.11%
Controlling page layout111590.36%
Controlling print appearance85168.96%
Which of these types of selector do you regularly use?
AnswerCountPercentage
HTML element selectors such as “p {}”102783.23%
Class selectors such as “p.classname {}”105785.66%
ID selectors such as “p#idname {}”99980.96%
Descendent selectors such as “p a {}”96177.88%
Child selectors such as “p > a {}”33727.31%
Do you use any CSS3 or experimental CSS properties, such as CSS transitions, transforms, animations, shadows?
AnswerCountPercentage
Yes27422.20%
No84368.31%
No answer211.70%
Non completed967.78%
Do you use linked fonts with the @font-face statement?
AnswerCountPercentage
Yes514.13%
No106085.90%
No answer272.19%
Non completed967.78%
Which type of fonts do you link to?
AnswerCountPercentage
Truetype504.05%
EOT70.57%
Do you use SVG?
AnswerCountPercentage
No92374.80%
A little17213.94%
Extensively151.22%
No answer282.27%
Non completed967.78%
Do you use the Canvas element?
AnswerCountPercentage
No98980.15%
A little1119.00%
Extensively90.73%
No answer292.35%
Non completed967.78%
Do you optimize your sites for devices other than laptops/​PCs?
AnswerCountPercentage
Yes31025.12%
No81365.88%
No answer151.22%
Non completed967.78%
Do you use JavaScript in your development?
AnswerCountPercentage
No655.27%
For visual effects90273.10%
For form validation75461.10%
For complex application interaction52042.14%
For Ajax communication with the server65953.40%
Do you separate your JavaScript from your markup?
AnswerCountPercentage
Always47738.65%
Usually51841.98%
No473.81%
No answer826.65%
Non completed1108.91%
Do you strictly adhere to the W3C DOM, and avoid browser specific extensions?
AnswerCountPercentage
Yes37530.39%
As much as possible61349.68%
No534.29%
No answer836.73%
Non completed1108.91%
Which JavaScript libraries and frameworks do you use?
AnswerCountPercentage
None1199.64%
Backbase20.16%
Dojo362.92%
Ext332.67%
GWT161.30%
JQuery77562.80%
Mootools23519.04%
Prototype28723.26%
qooxdoo10.08%
script​.aculo​.us22418.15%
YUI13310.78%
Other504.05%
Do you incorporate media into your sites that requires browser plugins to play?
AnswerCountPercentage
Yes77462.72%
No33927.47%
No answer60.49%
Non completed1159.32%
Which kinds of content do you use?
AnswerCountPercentage
Flash75761.35%
Silverlight262.11%
Quicktime24219.61%
Real252.03%
Others221.78%
What do you use this kind of content for?
AnswerCountPercentage
Audio48339.14%
Video72959.08%
Embedded games and other interactive applications27222.04%
Whole sites836.73%
What type of hardware do your sites run on?
AnswerCountPercentage
Dedicated servers managed by you or your company43335.09%
Dedicated co-​​located servers18915.32%
Shared servers36829.82%
Don’t know625.02%
Other403.24%
No answer171.38%
Non completed12510.13%
What server software is used to serve your sites?
AnswerCountPercentage
Apache84968.80%
IIS28022.69%
GWS50.41%
lighthttpd685.51%
Don’t know1159.32%
Other816.56%
Which operating system(s) do your servers run?
AnswerCountPercentage
Linux72558.75%
Unix20616.69%
Windows34327.80%
Mac OS X695.59%
Don’t know1139.16%
Other262.11%
What database systems do you use?
AnswerCountPercentage
none423.40%
MySQL86970.42%
Microsoft SQL Server27121.96%
Oracle1139.16%
PostgreSQL12810.37%
Other806.48%
Which programming languages do you use?
AnswerCountPercentage
ASP14411.67%
ASP​.NET20816.86%
ColdFusion887.13%
Java15212.32%
JavaScript68055.11%
Perl1038.35%
PHP77863.05%
Python18715.15%
Ruby17814.42%
None433.48%
Other433.48%
Which back-​​end frameworks do you use for development?
AnswerCountPercentage
None36729.74%
CakePHP756.08%
CherryPy30.24%
Django13310.78%
Ext GWT40.32%
Ruby on Rails16413.29%
Struts231.86%
Zend framework796.40%
Developed internally24119.53%
Other19916.13%