HTML Validator

I will not lie to you, no matter how much hate mail I get for saying what I am about to say. I don’t often check to see if my Web sites are using “valid HTML”. Now that I have confessed my sin, I am ready to start validating like everybody else. The HTML Validator extension for Firefox is what is going to help me make the change.

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Another Battle of the Browsers

CNET has put together it’s own battle of the browser wars. With insights on Internet Explorer beta 2, Firefox 2 alpha 1 and Opera 9 beta 1, who will come out the winner? I’m not too sure if I agree with the outcome, but there is a lot of good side by side comparisons here you should check out.

[Battle of the Browser Betas]

Googlebar Lite

Everybody loves the Google Toolbar, right? Well not everybody. I will admit I used to use it back when it first came out, but now it just feels a little bloated. I would still like to use some of the Google features, but I don’t want the official toolbar. What am I to do? Googlebar Lite offers you the great taste of the Google toolbar, but is less filling.

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Switch Back to IE?

InformationWeek has posted an interesting article asking if Microsoft can get folks to switch back to Internet Explorer. You aren’t going to see me do it, and this article points out many reasons why I wouldn’t. I think the competition is good for the industry. I also think we haven’t even come close to seeing the browser wars’ “shock and awe” period just yet.

[Can Microsoft Convince You To Switch?]

Video Downloader

I’ve been playing with a new Firefox extension over the weekend that allows you to download those embedded movies that you see on Web sites. The extension is called, Video Downloader. The only catch I can find is that it has to be one of the video services they support. The good news is they support about two dozen (including MySpace, Google Video, YouTube, iFilm and more). Well worth the download if you find yourself wanting to save a lot of media from the Web.

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CSSVista

Ever wanted to edit your CSS files for your Web site while getting a live preview on both Firefox and Internet Explorer? CSSVista is a program that will let you do that all in one application. The only catch is that it is only for Windows XP. I have to say this is one freeware program I won’t be doing without anytime soon.

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