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Firefox Extensions

Posted in Coding, Computers, Development, Productivity, Resources, Reviews, Web, Work with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2009 by blakejohnson

Google FX is a pretty sweet-ass extension that offers all kinds of cool customization options and features to Google Search users. One bug I did discover though – which is not so much a bug as a sort of conflict – for those of you using the Google Redesigned extension to make your Gmail, GCal, etc. look and feel cooler, more usable, go into ‘Manage User Scripts…’ under ‘Greasemonkey’ in the ‘Tools’ menu, and change the ‘https://*.google.*’ rule. [Note: You should be using secure connections for your Google apps anyway, and if you’re not, change that in your ‘Settings’ section of your Google account.]

userscripts via Lifehacker.

Web Developer by Chris Pederick (who has a pretty awesome website, by the way) is a sweet-ass looking tool for web designers, one of the coolest aspects of which allows them to essentially code with real time updating of the results of said code, and then a simple copy-paste-save ensures a faster, accurate workflow [no more Ctrl+S-Alt+Tab-Ctrl+R to check your code]. Also, you can validate CSS and HTML, and even local versions of those languages while you’re working on them. Tons of other features abound in this extension, check it out online and fiddle with it a bit. I promise you’ll be happy :P.

Chris Pederick via Themeforest.

Oh, and if anyone figures out how to use Chris Pederick’s other extension, ‘User Agent Switcher’, let me know. I was excited at the prospect of checking IE rendering results on my Mac, but was slightly confused and disappointed when it seemed that wasn’t what the extension was for.

Enjoy the goodies!

Mozilla Ubiquity

Posted in Computers, Development, DIY, Productivity, Web with tags , , , , , , on February 18, 2009 by blakejohnson

Ubiquity is a term I associate with the internet, however, after watching this video, I’m beginning to think it may become more manageable in the next few years.  Check it out.

Ubiquity for Firefox from Aza Raskin on Vimeo.

via NetTuts

Lifehacker Code

Posted in Coding, Computers, Productivity, Resources, Web with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2009 by blakejohnson

A cool little list of Lifehacker’s homegrown Firefox addons and standalone apps.  Some cool little useful stuff.  There are some other things I remember them making that aren’t on this list, but this is a vote on the best 5 I think, so maybe that’s why they didn’t include them all.

Some of the unmentioned ones: