Web hosting company HostMySite.com (hostmysite.com) announced on Friday it contributes free, managed, dedicated hosting to SpreadFirefox, the online volunteer community devoted to promoting the Mozilla Firefox Web browser. To celebrate the two-hundred-millionth download of the Web browser, SpreadFirefox launched the Fox Tales Website (thefoxtales.com), providing users with a venue to share stories on how they promote Firefox.
You mean it is all just a myth made up to protect us from the government’s lies about our browsing experience? OK, maybe I am a little off base here.
One of the persistent pieces of “common knowledge” out there is the idea that Firefox is slowly grinding Internet Explorer into the ground. Along with this “common knowledge” is the assumption by some Web developers that since the Firefox Revolution is nigh, there is no real reason to take Internet Explorer into consideration. Sadly for the Firefox fans out there, this simply is not true.
When it comes to Web development there is no equal to the love you get from the Firefox community. I dare you to find a better browser that is suited for editing layouts and getting things just right. The only problem comes in when it comes to making everything look good in Internet Explorer as well. It is like living in a dream, and then waking up to find a nightmare.
No matter how much it scares you that most of the world is still using Internet Explorer, I have found five extensions that will make the pain go away.
Want Firefox to help you encrypt your secret files and documents? Maybe you just want to learn more about the encryption process? No matter which camp you fall into, the Fire Encrypter Firefox extension is for you. It brings the top secret world of encryption right into your favorite little browser.
The folks over at Mozilla have posted a slew of RSS feeds for you to put in your favorite reader of choice! These are great for keeping up with all the latest and most popular extensions and themes they have on their Web site.
Somebody must have sneezed, because it is time for another side by side comparison of Internet Explorer and Firefox. This time We are looking at the RC1 release of both browsers.
Internet Explorer version 7 RC1 and Firefox version 2 RC1 are now out so I thought it would be a good time to do some simple side-by-side comparisons. The “RC” stands for Release Candidate, meaning that these are the near-final versions.
They have posted an interesting idea over at SpreadFirefox.com for the launch day of Firefox 2.
On the day of Mozilla’s Firefox 2 release, Firefox fans can
make calls to their local radio and TV stations. We can provide a few talking points and possibly host a conference call for the community to offer tips on how to work with the press. We can provide a list of the top 10 media markets, but no market is too small to hear about Firefox 2.
Why stop there? I say you start picking random numbers in the phone book and let them know about it. Just keep talking till they hang up on you and then try somebody else. :)
Have you ever wondered what your Web site looks like on a cell phone? The Small Screen Renderer extension for Firefox will help your dreams come true. Sure, you could probably just drag your browser to a tiny width and try to guess on the rest. Why do that though when you have an extension that will do the work for you?
The folks over at Pronet Advertising have posted a wonderful guide to using my favorite Firefox extension, StumbledUpon.
StumbleUpon is a popular social site that over 1 million people use. It is not as popular as digg or del.icio.us, but it drove 17,209 visitors in the last 25 days to this blog. That makes it a valuable traffic source, so lets see how StumbleUpon works and how you can use it to get traffic to your website.
Firefox 2 is coming along really nicely. I just downloaded the RC1 yesterday, and things are looking about as good as they can get. I could see how this newest version would help people get things done a lot faster than in the past as well. Need a good example of this in action? I found one over at CMSReport.com.
Over the past few months I found that Firefox 2 is a browser that has change my browsing style and it will likely do the same for you.