Entries tagged with ‘Firefox’

Browser share

Since each web browser behaves differently, web developers are always interested in how many visitors are using which version of each of the major browsers. As new versions are released, fewer people end up using older versions of browsers and we have to worry less about our pages looking perfect in some of the less […]


Search Engine Plugins Updated

Our three search engine plugins (Gustavus website, College Calendar, and the Gribly — previously here) have been updated to use the OpenSearch standard that Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 7 use for their built-in search boxes. One exciting new feature of Firefox is auto suggestions in OpenSearch plugins. Now when you search for something at […]


Firefox 2 Released

Mozilla released Firefox 2 yesterday, which is a huge update to the increasingly popular web browser. Firefox 2 has a ton of new features and bug fixes to offer, including inline spell checking and identity theft protection. Those two features alone make it worth a download for me. Once you get settled into the new […]

Directory Search Plugin Updated

We are moving a few things around here and so the directory search plugin for Firefox needed a little updating. If you were experiencing any difficulties with it in the past week or so, worry no more. I believe that things should update automatically, but if they do not, feel free to install the directory […]


Visitor Snapshot

Thanks to Shaun Inman’s Mint, we are able to see an extremely current and accurate snapshot of who is visiting our website. I checked out some of the user agent statistics that we collect and was pleasantly surprised with some of the figures. Firefox is In While Firefox is a relatively new browser compared to […]

Greased Lightbox

This weekend I had a little extra time so I whipped up a Greasemonkey user script that adds Lightbox funtionality to websites that link to images such as Google Image Search, Flickr, and toothpaste for dinner. I call it Greased Lightbox. Check out the project page to download it or for more information. Requirements Firefox […]

Evaluating Web Sites for Accessibility with Firefox

Patrick H. Lauke at Get Tooled Up outlines how Mozilla Firefox can be used in conjunction with the Web Developer Toolbar to carry out a preliminary accessibility review. Although awareness of web accessibility has steadily increased in recent years, many web developers are still uncertain about how to evaluate their sites. The relative complexity of […]

Socially engineering the web

Outfoxed is a Firefox plugin that relies on a database built by other trusted Outfoxed users to tell you whether sites are good, bad, or dangerous. From the Outfoxed website: There are over 8 billion web pages. Most of them suck. Outfoxed uses your network of trusted friends and experts to help you find the […]

Adblock list

The adblock extension for Firefox allows users to block unwanted advertisements from webpages. This provides for a much faster, cleaner, and enjoyable browsing experience. However, to block those unwanted ads, you have to add filters to your adblock plugin. One could either go through all of the websites that one visits and add filters for […]

Firefox extensions that I use

I am about to switch to a new machine and am working on consolidating all of my data that I need to move. So I got to thinking that it would be nice to have a list of all the Firefox extensions that I use to help me with the switch. Then I was thinking […]