Browser Usage Stats

I found this awesome representation of the percentages of usage of different browsers by visitors to the W3Schools.com site thanks to Twitter.  It’s a Flash object, so click through to the original post to see it.  Representing the breakdown of browser wars is nothing new, but there are a couple things I liked about this way of doing it.  Versions of one browser (IE6, 7, 8 ) and the same company’s browsers (Mozilla/Firefox) are designated by families of one color.  I also like that mousing over each strip shows the actual percentage data point rather than cluttering the visual diagram by attempting to include all those numbers somewhere.  The Flash object is also resizable and I noticed that it loads from innermost circles to outermost.  (Those are not really functionally useful characteristics…but they look cool!)