I don't usually write an article on another site but I came across it and rather than just add it to my weblinks section, I thought I'd give it a little more credit.

"Motive is a web design and development agency based in Wellington, New Zealand providing consultation, website design, development and usability evaluation services."

Their website has initiated a Web Definition Glossary (there are others but this one's got that "kiwi" approach)

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_web_browsers

 

Year Web Browsers Internet
Users (in millions)
1991 WorldWideWeb  
1992 ViolaWWW, Erwise, MidasWWW, MacWWW  
1993 Mosaic, Cello, Lynx 2.0, Arena, AMosaic 1.0  
1994 IBM WebExplorer, Netscape Navigator, SlipKnot 1.0, MacWeb, IBrowse, Argo, Minuet  
1995 Internet Explorer 1, Netscape Navigator 2.0, OmniWeb, UdiWWW, WebRouser, Internet Explorer 2, Grail 16
1996 Arachne 1.0, Internet Explorer 3.0, Netscape Navigator 3.0, Opera 2.0, PowerBrowser 1.5, Cyberdog, Amaya 0.9, AWeb, Voyager 36
1997 Internet Explorer 4.0, Netscape Navigator 4.0, Netscape Communicator 4.0, Opera 3.0, Amaya 1.0 70
1998 Internet Explorer 5.0 Beta 1, iCab, Mozilla 147
1999 Amaya 2.0, Mozilla M3, Internet Explorer 5.0 248
2000 Konqueror, Netscape 6, Opera 4, Opera 5, K-Meleon 0.2, Amaya 3.0, Amaya 4.0 361
2001 Internet Explorer 6, Galeon 1.0, Opera 6, Amaya 5.0 513
2002 Netscape 7, Mozilla 1.0, Phoenix 0.1, Links 2.0, Amaya 6.0, Amaya 7.0 587
2003 Opera 7, Safari 1.0, Epiphany 1.0, Amaya 8.0 719
2004 Firefox 1.0, Netscape Browser, OmniWeb 5.0 817
2005 Safari 2.0, Netscape Browser 8.0, Opera 8., Epiphany1.8, Amaya 9.0, AOL Explorer1.0, Maxthon 1.0, Shiira 1.0 1018
2006 SeaMonkey 1.0, K-Meleon 1.0, Galeon 2.0, Camino 1.0, Firefox 2.0, Avant 11, iCab 3, Opera 9, Internet Explorer 7, Sputnik 1093
2007 Maxthon 2.0, Netscape Navigator 9, NetSurf 1.0, Flock 1.0, Safari 3.0, Conkeror 1262
2008 Konqueror 4, Safari 3.1, Opera 9.5, Firefox 3, Amaya 10.0, Flock 2, Chrome 1, Amaya 11.0 1565
2009 Internet Explorer 8, Chrome 2, Safari 4, Opera 10, Chrome 3, SeaMonkey 2, Camino 2, Firefox 3.5 1734
2010 Firefox 3.6, Chrome 4, Opera 10.50  

  1. The concept - typically drawings, words, models, code and basic prototypes that describe the nature, objectives and features of the website.
  2. Design document - a detailed plan of the website’s features and how it will display are generated from the concept and presented to potential publishers.
  3. Technology demo – a prototype that demonstrates the website’s technology, illustrating for example the presentation and registration services. This is produced for review so as to decide if concept is marketable.
  4. Browsable prototype or Vertical slice – normally a few sections of the website are produced with many of the website features in and working, this allows reviewers to get a feel for the site, the level of usability, the saleability of the product and technical risk involved in fully developing the website.
  5. ALPHA/BETA – these are the next major milestones that represent near completed websites, these are subject to extensive testing, compatibility and QA by both the developer and the publisher.
  6. Master – a completed, bug-free website approved by the customer and available online.