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

Google introduced “The Go Programming Language”

Google has introduced its new experimental programming language Go, which aims to combine speedy application development through simplified coding with high-speed program execution.

Google’s goal is that a major Google binary should be buildable in a few seconds on a single machine. The language is concurrent, garbage-collected, and requires explicit declaration of dependencies. Simple syntax and a clean type system support a number of programming styles.

Go works with Google’s open-source technology Native Client, designed for running native code in web-based applications, but it is not known yet whether Go will be used in the new Google operating system, Chrome.

For more on Go including FAQs, source code, libraries, and tutorials, please see the Go home page: http://golang.org

New version of Orkut

After months of hard work, Orkut team has announced the launch of a brand spanking new version of Orkut. The team has rebuilt the site from the bottom up using the Google Web Toolkit (GWT).

With the new version of orkut you’ll find:

  • Fewer pages, faster browsing
    • Simpler and faster
    • Easy navigation to other Google properties
    • One-stop notifications
    • Fast photo uploads and photo sharing
  • Greater personalization
    • State your status!
    • Pick your favorite colors
    • It’s all ‘about me’ with more customization
  • Friendlier friending
    • Find and invite friends – fast!
    • More dynamic friends list
    • Latest activity updates on friends profiles
  • Connect in new ways
    • Post a scrap to say “hello”
    • Video chat
    • Promote stuff through your friends
New Version of Orkut
New Version of Orkut

Excited about the new version of the site? Then you’ll also be excited to know that orkut is returning to its roots and granting access to it via invitations. Find a friend who’s already using the new version of orkut and ask for an invite.

For more details visit
http://en.blog.orkut.com/2009/10/introducing-new-version-of-orkut-fun.html

Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft Office 2010 will be launching soon with many new features and it will also be faster than Office 2007.

Introduction to Office 2010

Introduction to Office 2010 Mobile

Screencast of Office 2010

Google Music Search

Google has announced that Google Music Search is officially “rolling out.” This new feature will allow users to hear song previews and easily obtain artist and album information, and it is expected to be accessible to users across the U.S. soon.

Google Music Search
Google Music Search

According to Google:

Of course, this is just a first step toward making search more musical. There’s a lot of music out there in the world, and in some instances, we may not return links to the song you’re looking for. But by combining the strength of Google’s search algorithms with our music search partners’ efforts to increase the comprehensiveness of their music content, we’re on track to answer more of your rhymes with the right rhythms.

Read more at:
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/making-search-more-musical.html

Download AVG 9.0 – Free Virus Protection

AVG Antivirus is one of the most popular free virus protection softwares available on the internet. Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware and LinkScanner are three basic protection levels offered by the Free AVG 9.0 antivirus solution.

System Requirements for Free AVG 9.0:

  • Windows 2000 Professional/XP Home/XP Professional/Vista/7
  • Intel Pentium CPU 1,8 GHz
  • 512 MB of RAM memory
  • 550 MB of free hard drive space (for installation purposes)

Click here to Download AVG Free Anti-virus Edition 9.0

AVG 9.0
AVG 9.0

Download AVG Free Anti-virus Edition 9.0, install and enjoy free virus protection for your Home PC!!!

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