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Firefox 2.0 -- the web developer's handy tool
« on: November 21, 2006, 09:40:41 PM »
I posted some of this on other forums/threads, but thought you might find these tools as useful as I have for developing/testing the website, and safe/effective browsing.

All are plugins for Firefox browser ( http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/ )

Essential for developers:

Web Developer: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/60/
 (the Swiss-army-knife of useful developer tools)

Firebug: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1843/
 (the essential JavaScript debugging console)



Browsing safety:

NoScript: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/722/
 (selectively enable JavaScript by website)

Netcraft toolbar: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1326/
 (see risk rating, site ranking ISP, and country of origin for website)


Usability enhancers
Download Statusbar: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/26/
 (makes downloads painless with status)

PDF Download: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/636/
 (lets you choose what to do with PDF.. download? Open? etc.)

Tabbrowser Preferences: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/158/
 (gives extra config options for the browser webpage tabs)

Weather related:

ForecastFox: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/398/
(toolbar gets Accuweather forecast/conditions/radar)

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Re: Firefox 2.0 -- the web developer's handy tool
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2006, 10:07:05 PM »
Quote from: "kenmtrue"
ForecastFox: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/398/
(toolbar gets Accuweather forecast/conditions/radar)


Thanks for the post, but I'll just have to do without that plugin - AccuWx no longer has my popularity vote, thanks to their many (but failed :) ) attempts to run the NWS into the ground.
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Re: Firefox 2.0 -- the web developer's handy tool
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2006, 10:14:57 PM »
I'm not fond of their tactics either.  The ForecastFox plugin originally used weather.com as the data source, but switched a while back to using (not necessarily aptly named) Accuweather instead.

I don't visit the Accuweather website directly (only get data displayed on a toolbar) and have a 1-mouseover button to view animated west-coast regional radar.

It provides another data point for the forecast, and doesn't take much real-estate.   Like all Firefox addons, you can easily try it and if you don't like it, remove it :-)

Too bad nobody makes an addon that could hook to a PWS like ours..

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Re: Firefox 2.0 -- the web developer's handy tool
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2006, 12:12:28 AM »
Heh...

Microsoft Firefox 2007

(ducking....)

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Re: Firefox 2.0 -- the web developer's handy tool
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2006, 09:03:00 AM »
You've got to click on all the links in that page for "Microsoft Firefox", they are really funny...
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Re: Firefox 2.0 -- the web developer's handy tool
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2006, 09:12:53 AM »
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Microsoft Firefox 2007 (ducking....)

That site is a scream!   A significant amont of effort went into it, and I think it actually lets you download IE7! [-X
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Re: Firefox 2.0 -- the web developer's handy tool
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2006, 10:00:34 AM »
The scarry thing is that most of it is true!

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Re: Firefox 2.0 -- the web developer's handy tool
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2006, 10:16:51 AM »
Quote from: "ncpilot"
You've got to click on all the links in that page for "Microsoft Firefox", they are really funny...


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