Have you ever needed to take Firefox offline to do a little work? Maybe you wanted to use Firefox, but didn’t have Internet access at the time? If this sounds like your type of situation, check out the Take Offline Firefox extension. Want more? Check the author’s Web site for screenshots of the extension in action.
Ever wanted to known to the public for the love of your browser? Over at Firefoxies, they are trying to find a spokesmodel. The submission that gets the most votes will win the spot, pretty easy right? Here is what to do.
1. Send them a photo (less than 2 megs). It would be great if it had something to do with a computer or using Firefox. (download Firefox – it’s free)
2. Include a nickname
3. A quick blurb on why you use Firefox (optional)
4. Check out the site www.firefoxies.com in a few days and have your friend vote for you!
5. They will post your picture for voting within the next few days. The site will be up and live with a potential for a lot of traffic. Get seen!
This should be interesting to watch over the next few weeks.
It seems like just about everybody these days is a “web developer”. We all have our own corner of the Internet that we like to call home. Just like you have a tool belt for home repairs, you need one for Web site repairs as well. That is where this top 10 list from The Moleskin comes into play. I have to say I agree with all the choices for the best Firefox extensions for Web development. Do you?
Want to be able to track your Google PageRank on all the links on your Web site? Download and install PR Overlay for a new look at all those links. What is PageRank? PageRank aka PR is one of the methods Google uses to determine the relevance or importance of a Web page. PageRank is a vote, by all the other Web pages on the Internet, about how important a Web page is. A link to a Web page counts as a vote of support. If there are no incoming links to a Web page then there is no support.
I talked about hitting the milestone before, but now it has happened. The eBook, Firefox Facts has been downloaded over 10,000 times. This just goes to show you that when you put out a quality product and you price it for free, good things will happen. Of course, many thanks go out to Lockergnome and Gada.be. Asa’s mention of the eBook really helped put us over the 10,000 downloads mark, so I want to thank him for that as well.
Available in nightly builds (starting Friday, May 5, 2006) the feeds view in Firefox is going to get a little more pretty. Right now Firefox is still dumping out the ugly XML interface that would scare most of my non-geeky friends. The future looks bright though, with the ability to choose live bookmark subscription, one of the many Web site subscription places or an application.
In my opinion, the address bar in Firefox is too long and the search bar is way too short. Now if we lived in a world without extensions, I would just have to live with this fact and move on. Thankfully somebody else feels the way I do and has written an extension to fix it.
Searchbar Autosizer allows you to resize that search box to fit your personal browsing needs.
Specializing in Mozilla-based products (such as Firefox) MozillaKicks.com looks like a neat place to find Mozilla news, updates and interesting links. Yes, it is another Digg.com clone, but that shouldn’t take too many points away from it. I just wish it was a little more active.
Making up for the fact that they had to drop Places for right now, it looks like all is not lost. Via CyberNetNews.com I read about a new “Add-ons Manager” that seems to be merging both the theme manager and the extension manager into one spot. Hey, the more simple you can make it, the better.
I wouldn’t mind seeing them put in a search engine manager there as well. Themes, extensions, and search engine plugins are the three major things folks add or delete from Firefox, so why not join them there in one window?
See the pictures of it over at CyberNetNews.com!
If you have been using Firefox for any amount of time, you have probably fell in love with the search box in the top right corner of the browser. The only problem is that not every Web site is listed on Firefox’s search plugin Web site. Are you looking to add a search engine that nobody has written a plugin for? Try the Search Engine Wizard.