Archive | May, 2010

Firefox 4 – Version Switches and News

Firefox 4 is Coming Soon!

Firefox 3.7 will soon become Firefox 4.  Now to help make some sense of this, let me break it down.  Right now the latest version of Firefox is 3.6.2.  Once Firefox 3.6.4 has been released, then Mozilla’s main development will switch to Firefox 4.  Everything that has been Firefox 3.7 since then will now be re-numbered to Firefox 4.

So right now, other than a new interface – what does Firefox 4 bring to the table?

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Bring KDE Style to Firefox

Oxygen KDE Theme for Firefox

Want to bring the clean and classic look of the KDE graphical desktop environment to Firefox?  The Oxygen KDE theme for Firefox does it with style.  Giving you an alternative modern theme to browse the web in, this theme for Firefox is sure to become a favorite.

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Mouse Tips for Firefox Fans

Best Browser Mouse Tips

There is a lot you can do with Firefox when it comes to the mouse.  Now, most of the time people focus on all the keyboard shortcuts you can do with Firefox – however, the mouse shortcuts are equally as cool. 

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Add-ons Manager Redesign – Coming Soon!

Firefox's New Add-on Manager

Coming to Firefox, you will soon start to see your add-ons manager inside the Firefox browsing window, rather than a popup window.

Personally, I really hope they plan to do this with all the extra popup windows Firefox has, because I want everything to be integrated within the browsing experience, and it has always seemed to me that a tab would be a much better place to take care of editing add-ons, options and more.

So, do you like the planned change?  You can read more about it on Boriss’ Blog.

Measure the Text to Code Ratio

How does your page score? 

Many web designers and search engine optimizers will tell you that it is important to keep a high text to code ratio when developing a web site.  I have just stumbled upon an add-on that will help you do that very task.  The Text to Code Ratio add-on will provide you a simple percentage based score at the bottom of your Firefox browsing window to tell you what your text to code ratio is.

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Like Anything, Anywhere on Facebook

Facebook Like BookmarkDo you want quicker access to "Liking" things in Facebook?  The Like-o-matic is an awesome bookmarklet that is designed to let you like anything on the Web and share the fact you like it on Facebook. 

Using this bookmarklet is easy.  All you have to do is visit the web site, drag the bookmarklet to your bookmark toolbar and then click it when you see something you like.  When you do, all your buddies, friends, and family members will be notified that you think that page, article or domain is absolutely awesome.

Go grab the bookmarklet at http://likeomatic.heroku.com/ then come like me!