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Bringing Purity Back to Firefox

Purity Theme for Firefox

This inspirational theme, created for the Firefox browser, is one of the most attractive themes I have seen in some time.  Designed with the idea in mind that simple/flat designs tend to be more appealing than overly decorated ones; Purity is ready to refresh your browsing experience.

The author of the theme notes that some of the theme is still a work in progress, as many of the dialog icons are from the stock Aero theme.  However I have high hopes for this unique browser skin.

You can download and install the Purity theme for Firefox (Windows only) at the Firefox Add-ons web site.

ArzoFox Theme for Firefox

Very clean and easy on the eyes, two things you can say about the ArzoFox theme for Firefox.  I like themes that can make the browser experience better just by touching up a few things.  The gradient background, mixed with the colorful icons is a great combination that is really hard to beat.

ArzoFox Screenshot #1   ArzoFox Screenshot #2

Like what you see?  You can pick up the ArzoFox theme on the Firefox Add-ons web site.

This Firefox Theme is SoCool!

Based on a custom theme that was originally made for the Maxthon browser, SoCool-Calx brings a colorful, yet simple design refresh for Firefox.

SoCool-Calx theme for Firefox

I am afraid there isn’t much more of  back story about it that I could find, because much of the conversation about it on the Web is all in like Chinese, so enjoy it for what it is – a great looking theme for Firefox.  I also found another theme by the same name, (SoCool) however couldn’t get it to install correctly after downloading it via Mozilla’s site. 

Go download the SoCool-Calx theme for Firefox, and let me know what you like (or dislike) about it.

Browsing in Two Dimensions

Two Dimensions theme for Firefox

If your looking for a mostly 2D, grayscale and compact theme for your Firefox browsing ways – look no further than the Two Dimensions theme.  As you can see with the screenshot I included, it is a very slick skin for your Firefox browsing ways that will not disappoint those of you who like to keep things simple. 

It would fit nicely, I think, in my list of lightest popular themes for Firefox.  Who knows, it might earn its spot soon enough.

Thus far a five-star theme, that is rising in the ranks, you can pick up Two Dimensions and add it to your own Firefox installation at the Firefox Add-ons web site.

The Amazing Stratini Themes for Firefox

I can’t get it out of my head that this modern and compact theme sounds like a great magician.  I want to call it the Amazing Stratini!  What is its first trick?  To turn your Firefox installation into a better looking browser.  Actually, there are now two different flavors of the Stratini theme, one is the original (which is more compact) and the other is more padded and spaced out.

Here is a little more about the themes in question from the developer:

What basically started as a small project to simplify and shrink the default Strata Theme has turned into a distinct theme. The icons are designed around the simplified Stop, Reload, Back and Forward icons of Strata… expanding those basic elements across the entire interface.

You can now download either or both!  Be sure to let me know which one you decided to use and why. 

Stratini

Stratini theme for Firefox

Stratini Padded

Stratini Padded theme for Firefox

I really enjoy the themes that can keep it simple, yet give me something new and fresh to look at that doesn’t look like it was ripped from the theme down the street.  Both Stratini and Stratini Padded pass those test, so they get two enthusiastic thumbs up from this Firefox fan.

Cover Firefox in Black Steel

Want to coat your favorite browser in Black Steel? The Black Steel theme for Firefox might not exactly be my cup of tea, however it does have a simplistic dark appeal that I am sure many will love.  If your searching for a black theme, it is one of the best looking ones of the bunch too. 

Black Steel for Firefox

The entire theme is very sleek and polished feeling.  One feature that it provides that many other dark themes are lacking is that it is still easy to read the menus and other text inside the browser too, without having to slowly inch your face towards your monitor. 

You can pick up the Black Steel theme over on the Firefox Add-ons site.

Taking Net Notes with Firefox

Want to store notes you have taken across the Web in your bookmarks? 

Net Notes for Firefox

Net Notes will allow you to easily store notes on specific sites in your bookmarks.  Once you install Net Notes, you can start taking notes about the active tab you have open.  The Net Notes sidebar can be toggled (shown and hidden) via Firefox view menu, with a toolbar button, or with a customizable keyboard shortcut.  The notes themselves are edited in a simple textbox in your Firefox sidebar.  In the options, you can also set it to open your notes in a bottom bar instead.

When you close the sidebar or open a new window, the content of the notes textbox will automatically be saved for you.  To help you organize, web sites with notes are automatically tagged with a customizable, comma separated list of tags.  Since the notes are stored with your bookmarks, to backup, restore, import and export your notes just backup, restore, import or export your bookmarks.

So if you are searching for a decent note taking add-on for Firefox, Net Notes is well worth checking out over on the Firefox add-ons web site.

Hexxya! Theme for Firefox

1237374348As the author puts it, capturing the theme of the 80’s era spirit, Hexxya! for Firefox looks to be a really unique theme that is very easy on the eyes. 

I really enjoy the simple icons and the softer use of colors in this theme for Firefox.  It all just works together very well.

Here is more about the theme from the developer:

You might notice that random arrangements of icons will not work with this theme. You will need to play around in the Customize Toolbar settings to get the icons to fit together in a manner that works, or just follow the order used in the sample screen shots for the best results. The large version has more space between the icons and is more flexible to different arrangements.

If the style of this theme looks familiar, the author of the theme also brought Slickerfox into the world.  The two don’t look exactly the same, but if you like one – I am willing to bet you will like the other.

Pick up the Hexxya! theme on the Firefox Add-ons web site.