Editor’s note: Austin from MuseGames put together this comparison of how 3D environments render in a variety of browsers. Muse Games is a destination site that finally brings fun 3D, multiplayer gaming in to the web browser.
Being peddlers of 3D content, we thought it appropriate to take a look at the current state of 3D in the browser. How do the different browsers stack up? Read on to find out, and if you’re using IE6, please, for the love of your developers, upgrade.
Safari 3 (and 4)
It may be surprising, but IE 7 and 8 get third place in our browser line up. It may not have the prettiest web rendering, or even support all the web standards we would like, but the core engine is relatively stable, and doesn’t cause any of the disastrous framerate glitches we see in Firefox. Of course IE8 is much better than IE7 in terms of web standards compliance, but really, that is just a matter of taste, and if you really care about supporting web standards, download Safari or Chrome. That said, picky users who only trust Microsoft products should still download the latest version of IE, both for the added security benefits as well as superior gameplay performance.