• Making the most of Firefox 2004-02-09

    The web development community is positively buzzing at the moment with news of the release of Firefox 0.8, the latest release in the Phoenix/Firebird/Mozilla browser line. The release marks the third and final name change for the Mozilla project's st

  • Firefox Search Plugin for Sitepoint 2004-06-04

    As it's Friday, a nice gimmick for Firefox users, inspired by Planet PHP's Search Plugin (itself inspired by the PEAR search plugin). First you need a little XML like; name="Sitepoint" description="Sitepoint Search" method="GET&qu

  • Firefox Extensions for Forums 2004-07-18

    Couple of helpful Firefox extensions for working with forums like Sitepoint forums BBCode – adds a context menu (right click in textarea) to add BBCode tags to the text you're typing. Works pretty nicely (although hopefully the author will consider k

  • Momentum for Firefox 2004-12-13

    Not that it did not have any momentum – but Firefox has the potential to gain another 80,000 users even as it surpasses 10 million downloads. Penn State University has issued an advisory to students and staff urging them to discontinue use of Microso

  • Concern Over Firefox Reviewer Resources 2005-03-12

    A recent blog post reflects some concern over the number of serious resources available for code/patch review for Firefox. This post, by one of the senior hackers involved in the evolution of the browser, perhaps shows more the frustration and diffic

  • IBM Looks to Contribute to Firefox 2005-04-14

    Reported through several outlets yesterday - IBM is looking to hire a developer for its advanced technology group who can contribute to the upstart web browser. IBM is seeking to insure Firefox works with all of its applications across multiple platf

  • Google Toolbar for Firefox et al 2005-07-08

    Google has released a long-awaited Firefox version of its toolbar. The toolbar runs on Windows, Mac and Linux systems. There are some other Google-related extensions for Firefox: Google Sugggest – suggests completion of search terms typed into the Fi

  • Firefox Secrets interview on Computer America 2005-07-19

    Just before I hopped on a plane to Canada last week, I was interviewed on the Computer America radio show, which is broadcast all across the United States. For the second hour of Thursday's show, I spoke about the Firefox browser, offering up a handf

  • Firefox - the secret is out

    Firefox - the secret is out 2005-07-20

    As you may have already noticed, SitePoint's latest title has just hit the shelves - 'Firefox Secrets' by Cheah Chu Yeow. Chu Yeow, in case you don't know, has run one of the most influential and informative Firefox blogs over the last few years and

  • You Don't Know Jack About Firefox!

    You Don't Know Jack About Firefox! 2005-07-26

    If you feel that the Web has lost its sparkle, that's probably because you're slogging across it in an old browser. I'm over here on the other side, and the grass is not only greener: there are none of those microscopic grass bugs that cause nasty ra

  • Small Screen Testing in FireFox

    Small Screen Testing in FireFox 2005-07-26

    A month or two ago I wrote a little piece on Testing for Smartphones & PDAs in the Design View. In essence, the article was a barebones rundown of the more well known small screen emulators. Today I discovered I had overlooked a reasonably handy alte

  • Java applets to gain new life in Mac Firefox 2005-08-31

    (Via MozillaZine) Firefox 1.5 for Mac OS X will have the Java Embedding Plugin built in to allow the browser to take advantage of the latest version of Java on that platform. Java applets have had a rough time of it, as technologies go. Hyped beyond

  • Greasemonkey beta available for Firefox 1.5 2005-09-20

    With our current feature article focusing on Greasemonkey, no doubt many of you have noticed that the extension doesn't work with the new Firefox 1.5 Beta 1. A new beta version 0.6.2 of Greasemonkey addresses this, restoring compatibility with the ne

  • ScreenGrab & Devboi for Firefox

    ScreenGrab & Devboi for Firefox 2005-10-02

    It's been a few months since I've had a good look at some of the newer Firefox extensions, but there are two that have really grabbed my fancy lately. ScreenGrab The first is ScreenGrab. Like many, I looked at this one and immediately thought 'What t

  • Website testing with TestGen4Web and Firefox

    Website testing with TestGen4Web and Firefox 2005-10-31

    So back again for another round. While "away", further hair was lost and failed to gain useful employment as a forester. Meanwhile, number 2 child on the way in December. Enough already. Ran into TestGen4Web today; a Firefox extension (needs 1.5

  • One Year and 100 Million Downloads Later, Firefox 2005-11-10 have a gallery of screenshots up to celebrate Firefox's first birthday. In its first year of official release it has enjoyed more than 100 million downloads (check out the celebratory photo gallery) and is now tipped to have reached

  • Things to Do With Firefox 1.5 2005-11-29

    Firefox 1.5 is here, and available for all to download and use. Many of you no doubt have tried out the Beta and Release Candidate builds. Here's a list of things to do and see with Firefox 1.5. Use the back and forward buttons to see the dramatic in

  • FireBug - The King of Firefox Validators

    FireBug - The King of Firefox Validators 2006-01-25

    Being 2006 and all, you would think it should be difficult to get excited about markup validation extensions for Firefox. Nevertheless, I have to say Joe Hewitt's new offering Firebug has to be the most impressive new developer extension I've seen fo

  • MozBackup - Backup tool for Firefox & Thunderbird profiles

    MozBackup - Backup tool for Firefox & Thunderbird profiles 2006-03-23

    Although this isn't strictly web development, I figure that many of us are likely to (if you haven't already) encounter this issue at some time –particularly with Firefox– so it's worth mentioning here. This week I found the buzz of setting up my shi

  • Google Advertises Firefox to IE Users

    Google Advertises Firefox to IE Users 2006-04-26

    Most web developers agree that Firefox is a superior browser to Internet Explorer, but how do we get non-technical users to give it a try? Well- what if Google told them to? Starting today, Internet Explorer users based in the United States who visit


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