Be a man, toss out the mouse! Lifehacker has a nice guide when it comes to learning all the Firefox keyboard shortcuts. From the toolbar to the searching and all the way to opening Web pages, just about everything is covered. They even have a grab bag of random helpful keyboard shortcuts that will cut your browsing time down.
Everybody has tried out the new Google Calender by now, right? If you haven’t, it is pretty neat. I wouldn’t say it is going to change my life, but it does do a good job at managing it. Now that we have this great tool, we need a way to get notified from it. Google Calendar Notifier does just that.
The Google Calendar Notifier Firefox extension lets you know when dates on the calander are coming up.
Quick Online Tips has a great list of Firefox extensions for “power surfers”. I don’t know if you would want to install all 50 of them, but they are worth giving a look to. There are lots of different Firefox extensions out there today. Did your favorite make it to the list?
Have you found yourself needing to translate some text quickly? Maybe your Spanish isn’t as good as it was in high school, or maybe you never took the class. No matter what the situation is, ImTranslator will help you translate from one language to another.
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.