Since the Akismet stats were first introduced (back in Oct 2008, the hint Joseph mentioned) they have required flash. Nowadays, there are several disadvantages to using flash for charts:
- None of the iOS devices support it
- There’s often a delay before chart data can be displayed
- We are forced to rely on a third-party .swf file which can’t be modified
We’ve redesigned the Akismet stats page to bring it in line visually with the rest of the WordPress admin. There are new view options: the last two months, the last six months, the last year, or all time.
Not only does the page look better, it also loads faster thanks to flot.js. Flot is a great little open source chart library for jQuery. Flot give us complete flexibility over how we display stats, and it allows you to view stats on any device that supports JS.
We hope you enjoy this update!