Archive | June, 2010

Find Image Attributes With Image Spider

Find Image Attributes in Firefox

Want to know specific details about an image you are looking at?  You can quickly find an image’s width and height with the Image Spider add-on for Firefox.

Now I can not see where this would be useful for your normal day to day Firefox users.  I can see where it could serve as an important tool for web site designers.  For any image on a website you can pull up details such as the width, height, natural width, natural height, and HTML elements such as the alt, title tag and border tags.

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Redesign of Firefox Facts

Well, it has been over a year since I messed around with the design of FirefoxFacts.com, so I thought we were long overdue for a new look here.  I have tried to both simplify things and make the layout and design more user friendly too.

Some of the most noticeable changes include:

  • Bigger fonts/easier to read posts and pages
  • Better search, dropped Google Site Search
  • Simplified the navigation too, you can easily jump from categories to related "facts" to the next post in the archive all with one click

I really hope you enjoy the new look, and tell your friends to come visit too.  Thanks for reading Firefox Facts, and there will be plenty more Firefox tips, themes, add-ons, tutorials and more in the future.

Anything else you’d like to see? Leave a comment and let me know!

Firefox 3.7 Beats IE, Chrome and Opera

Let us end this week with one more win in the Firefox column.

Browser Comparison

Over at Download Squad, they have been doing some really interesting browser testing.  In a 4-way HTML5 speed test, Firefox 3.7 beat Internet Explorer 9, Opera and Chrome.  The Video really speaks for itself, but if you want to learn more – be sure to check out this post over at DownloadSquad.com.

Remapping Your Interests in Firefox

Pearltrees in Action

Need a good way to quickly reorganize the way content is seen on the web?  That is what Pearltrees is trying to do, and it is getting a lot of good press in delivering one of the best representations of this age old idea.  The idea of bookmarking pages is really outdated.  Shouldn’t there be a better way by now to save, discover and share the stuff you like?

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Personas Plus – Firefox Skin Manager

More Personas, Less Fuss

So, what happened to the Personas add-on for Firefox, now that Personas’s quick skinning abilities are built into the browser?  Well, it has become Personas Plus.  With this add-on installed, you get one-click access to the full Personas experience.  You can quickly change between all the Personas out there and a few more neat things too.

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Firefox Movie Remake

Did you know there was a Firefox movie?  Yes, there was – it was about jets and Clint Eastwood.  What I want to know is when will we see a modern day remake about Mozilla?

I know I’d pay good money to see it.  Maybe insert some covert Google Chrome or Microsoft spies into the mix?  We have next summer’s blockbuster in the making.