Chrome overtook Firefox at the end of 2011 to become the second most widely used internet web browser after Internet Explorer (StatsCounter statistics source). Slowly but surely, both Internet explorer and Firefox are losing ground to Chrome.
Six months ago in July 2011 it was a different picture with Firefox still maintaining a comfortable lead on Chrome, but since then both Internet Explorer and Firefox have lost some ground to Chrome, with the majority of ground being lost to Internet Explorer. If this trend continues Chrome could also overtake Internet Explorer to become the most widely used web browser.
What are the implications for web developers?
This is a positive change for web developers. In general websites do not work as well in Internet Explorer as it displays web pages incorrectly causing formatting issues.