Essential Firefox Add-ons for Web Developers

Firefox has some cool add-ons which make the job of website designers much easier. These add-ons are definitely going to improve your work-flow and enhance your overall internet browsing experience. Don’t miss this chance to work quicker and better!

Firebug
Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page.
http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1843

Web Developer
The Web Developer extension adds a menu and a toolbar with various web developer tools.
http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/60

ColorZilla
Advanced Eyedropper, Color Picker, Palette Viewer and other colorful goodies for your Firefox.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/271

FireShot
FireShot is an advanced screen capture add-on for Firefox. In addition to giving you the ability to capture an entire web page, FireShot also allows you to add add graphics and notes directly to your screen captures.
http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5648

Codetech
Get the feel of Dreamweaver in a Firefox extension. Edit your documents right next to your web pages as you surf.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1002

CSS Validator
Validates a page using the W3C CSS Validator.
http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2289

HTML Validator

HTML Validator is a Mozilla extension that adds HTML validation inside Firefox and Mozilla. The number of errors of a HTML page is seen on the form of an icon in the status bar when browsing.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/249

W3C Offline Page validator
Validates the source of a HTML/XHTML page via the W3C Markup Validation Service using the direct-input form.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6006

Greasemonkey
Allows you to customize the way a webpage displays using small bits of JavaScript.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/748

GridFox
Draws a grid on top of a website. This is useful for checking designs that are supposed to follow a grid-based layout.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4904

HttpFox
HttpFox monitors and analyzes all incoming and outgoing HTTP traffic between the browser and the web servers.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6647

CSSViewer
A simple CSS property viewer.
http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2104

IE NetRenderer

If you are like me and design your sites for Firefox then this is a great tool for you. IE NetRenderer will create you an image of how the website looks in IE 5.5, 6, 7 and 8 so you can get an idea of whether or not it looks right in IE.
http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6455

Foxy SEO Tool
Foxy SEO Tool offers tools for search engine optimization (SEO), web traffic and page analysis for webmasters and web professionals.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/9440

Useful jQuery Plugins

Quick and powerful, jQuery can help designers and developers create awesome interactive websites that are appealing and accessible to the widest range of browsers. For your audience, the visit to your site will be both exciting and entertaining. Navigation, galleries and slideshows, are hot points for a site to shine.

Here are 35 useful fresh jQuery plugins focusing on navigation, gallery and slideshows, calendars, tab browsing and further resources to reduce time and effort while increasing your audience.

Direct Link: 35 Fresh and Useful jQuery Plugins

Fix Windows XP Errors with XP Quick Fix

Virus or Trojan attacks disable task manager, registry editor, run dialog box or send to context menu. Any user who has been running computer regularly can give list of such windows registry errors. There are over 32 such problems/errors that we come across again and again.

XP Quick Fix is a portable, small and fast utility which solves these problems (including command line utility) thus a must have on your computer!

Using XP Quick Fix is very simple to use, just run it, and click on the button with the relevant fix. Clicking a fix button is safe and will not harm even a proper configured computer!

XP Quick Fix
XP Quick Fix

Following are common fixes present in XP Quick Fix tool:

  • Enable Task Manager
  • Enable Registry Editor
  • Stop “My Documents” open at startup
  • Enable Folder Options
  • Restore missing Run dialog box
  • Enable Command Prompt
  • Restore “My Computer” properties
  • Restore Device Manager
  • Fix delay in opening Explorer
  • Restore grayed Explorer and Taskbar toolbars
  • Restore “My Documents” properties
  • Remove OEM splash and wallpaper
  • Restore My Network Places to Desktop
  • Enable Recovery Console
  • Restore grayed file associations
  • Fix right-click error
  • Fix slow network file/shared/remote
  • Restore Network icon to system tray
  • Fix slow hotkeys
  • Fix CD/DVD drive is missing or not recognized
  • Fix CD auto play
  • Restore “Send To” context menu item
  • Restore the native ZIP file integration
  • Fix error 1606 couldn’t access network location
  • Error when trying to access Add or Remove Program and Features program

Note: This program works great on Windows XP but some of the fixes may work on Windows 7 and Vista.

We recommend this portable utility, try it.

Download XP Quick Fix

Final Version of Internet Explorer 8

IE8Microsoft released the final version of Internet Explorer 8 last week on 19th March to continue the web browser war. This latest version brings a number of new user-friendly features, intended to make browsing the internet more convenient, fast and secure. Internet Explorer 8 is also the latest challenge to its main rival, Mozilla Firefox for the quest of web browser battle.

Internet Explorer 8 is now available in 25 languages for Windows Vista, XP and Windows Server. However, Internet Explorer 8 won’t be available for the Mac.

Microsoft says IE8 beats other top browsers in page-load time on almost 50 percent of the top 25 comScore Web sites. Microsoft also pointed to some new features to help consumers save time, including accelerators, Web slices, and visual search suggestions. Accelerators are built-in tools to let user translate text, search or handle mapping inside through window inside the working browser window. Web Slices let users put a small portion of busy web page to their favorite bar and keep it updated, such as bidding activities. The Instant Search Box in Internet Explorer 8 enables real-time searches of sites such as The New York Times, Amazon.com and Wikipedia, as well as users’ favorites and previously visited sites, complete with visuals and detailed information, to save time.

There are number of security features has been added to Internet Explorer 8 such as protection against installing malicious Active-X controls, cross-site scripting attacks, increased protection against malware, and click-jacking. To secure browsing activities, Microsoft has added InPrivate browsing mode that keep no history of user activities.

The user interface in Internet Explorer has been significantly improved, make web browsing more convenient, faster and more organized. The features such as ability to recommend sites, a new visual search, and group color-coded browser tabs are welcomed additions, especially to anyone that use the internet frequently.

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Awesome Collection of Web & Blog Icons

Here is a big collection of over 3000 Web Icons, Psd Icon Sets, Png Files, EPS Files, Web 2.0 Icons, Blog Icons, Blog Chiclets and many more…

Have a look at the screenshot of few of them.

Web and Blog Icons
Web and Blog Icons

Hope you liked this 🙂

Download Files

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?zdhiu3zjnyk

or

http://rapidshare.com/files/200480601/Mega-Png-Psd-Eps-Ico-Files.zip

Six Editions of Windows 7

Windows 7
Six Editions

Microsoft has announced that its upcoming Windows 7 will have six editions – Starter, Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate and Enterprise. But unlike Windows Vista, upgrading to a higher, more featured version will not result in loss of existing features from the lower version. Also Windows 7 is designed to be more hardware compatible and will run easily on small netbooks as well as power packed gaming desktops.

Windows 7 Editions

Windows Starter edition – It will be pre-installed by an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer), this edition is available only in the OEM channel on new PCs limited to specific types of hardware. Which means you cannot buy is directly from the market.

Windows 7 Home Basic edition – It will be available only in emerging markets, for customers looking for an entry-point Windows experience on a full-size value PC. Which means you cannot buy it in the US.

Windows 7 Home Premium edition – It gives full-function PC experience and a visually rich environment in everything from the way they experience entertainment to the way they connect their devices. It is recommended for all consumers like us.

Windows 7 Professional edition – It will be available for small businesses and people who work at home but have to operate in an IT-managed or business environment where security and productivity are critical. Vista Business users will prefer this version.

Windows 7 Ultimate edition – It will be available PC enthusiasts who want it all and customers who want the security features such as BitLocker found in Windows 7 Enterprise edition. This would really be loaded with features Windows7 will boast about.

Windows 7 Enterprise edition – It will offer advanced data protection, lower cost compliance and IT tools to streamline PC management and help save costs, while enabling access to information from anywhere for business users. It will not be available at retail or by OEMs for pre-installation on a new PC. So you cannot buy it from stores.