‘Sketcher’ is a Firefox extension that allows you to draw graphic comments over web pages. You can link ‘sketches’ to other ‘sketches’, Web pages or files, organize sketches by topic and add in-line comments. A tool for web-research. Or for grafitting the web.
It seems like nearly every day there is a new tool that sheads new light on this feed reading revolution. Every time you think that all the ideas have been maxed out, something comes along to redefine the way you look at news and headlines again. What is it this time around? The Firefox extension, infoRSS might be the feed reading solution for you.
When it comes to editing text forms on a Web site, you are pretty much stuck with the tools the Web site provides. Some Web sites and scripts do it very well – while others tend to suck. What is the answer? Give the WYSUWYG Firefox extension a try!
wySUwyg is an Extension for Firefox browser which allows you to format the content of any TextArea. Just right-click on any web based form you want to fill, and launch the editor. It makes HTML formatting as easy as using a word processor, by bringing the power of Xinha editor to your browser.
Does the “sort by name” feature really throw off your organization of bookmarks and links in Firefox?
I couldn’t find an extension for this, and I didn’t dig too deep into the developers documentation, but I did find something in the chrome/browser.jar file. In order to remove the option you need to edit a file in that archive.
This has been an interesting one to watch from the sidelines. What really is in a name?
Debian is ready to change the name of Firefox in its distributions, beginning with Etch. They say it can be done within a week. The reasons stem from Mozilla’s recent insistence on trademark fidelity and its preferences regarding Firefox patches. Debian doesn’t want to accept the original trademarked fox & globe logo; they don’t see it as really ‘free’ to use.
Symantec had some harsh things to say about Firefox, and now the Mozilla team has decided to speak out and put any rumors out there to rest.
The Symantec Internet Security Threat Report came out yesterday. Of all the metrics that they are using, number of vulnerabilities gets top billing. This is possibly because this concept is easiest for people to understand: Count up the number of bugs. Product with the least bugs is declared to be more secure. It is, of course, much more complex than that.
The Offline Page Validator is a neat tool for any Web designer to carry around in his or her tool belt. This extension submits the current open page to the W3C validation tool, even if the page is on a non-public server, a local file, or requires a login.
He is a robot the comes from the future, no wait. That is the Terminator, not the Translator. The Translator Firefox extension comes from the present day and time to help you figure out what words in foreign languages really mean.
Want to have your say in the planning of the Firefox 2006 Party? If so, go check out this thread over at spreadfirefox.com:
We’re still working hard to get the Party Tool up. We’re also putting together Firefox 2 Party Packs — a small kit including t-shirts, stickers, and other Firefox swag that we’ll make available to party-goers. (You all are planning to host or attend a Firefox 2 party, right?!)
This extension for Firefox is pretty straight forward. It gives you the ability to have a little calculator in your sidebar for all those times you need to crunch some numbers on the Web. Sure, I haven’t ever had to do that either – but it is nice to know it is there.