Mozilla Introduce Firefox 9, with Speed and less memory improvements

Mozilla has released Firefox 9, which brings speed improvements and uses less memory than previous releases. In fact, this release effectively puts Firefox back on a level playing field with Google Chrome when it comes to speed.

If you’d like to try out Firefox 9, head on over to the Mozilla downloads page. If you’re already using Firefox you’ll be automatically updated to version 9.

The big news in this release is under the hood where Firefox now supports what’s known as Type Inference. Type Inference is a new feature for Firefox’s SpiderMonkey JavaScript engine and means that complex JavaScript websites — which, let’s face it, is pretty much every website these days — should run faster. According to Mozilla, Firefox 9’s Type Inference should make the browser between 20 and 30 percent faster. Continue reading

The Next Step of google in Cloud Computing: Chrome Web Store

Google just kicked it up a notch announcing the Chrome Web Store. The wildly popular app store concept is finally being applied to today’s powerful web apps, closing the gap between native desktop and web apps even further. The Chrome Web Store is a marketplace that will make it easy for people to find and “install” todays powerful web apps.

Chrome Web Store

The Chrome Web Store is simply a marketplace that will make it easy for users to find the powerful web apps that are already available today. In the future this will be important as web apps are exponentially increasing in availability and it’s increasingly hard to find the best of the best.

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PixelZoomer: Firefox Extension For Measuring Pixels, Zooming And Grabbing Colors

PixelZoomer is a very handy Firefox extension for web developers which can replace the step of taking screenshots of a web page and pasting it into an image editing software for making pixel-perfect measurements.

Once it is activated (clicking an icon at the bottom of Firefox), a custom window with the web page screenshot is loaded.


Inside this window, you can zoom in/out, select specific areas to see their width/height and pick the color of a pixel. Continue reading

Great Collection of FireFox Add-ons For Every Blogger, Developer, Designer.

Firefox is currently the ultimate choice for bloggers because of its awesome collection of addons. These addons provide a lot of flexibility by reducing the necessity of separate tools for different tasks of blogging. This saves a lot of time required in managing different tools and thus increases the overall productivity of any web User.

Brief

It is another Firefox addon which acts as an alternative for a feed reader. Its features are not less worth than a full feed reader. The feeds are displayed in form of a full web page with a sidebar containing user’s subscriptions. The items can be searched and bookmarked. There is also a notification option which informs whenever there is an update in any feed.

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Best Chrome Extenshions for developers and designers, that make their life easy.

Since I use Chrome most of the time, I gathered 5 browser extensions which I think most Chrome users will appreciate. These extensions facilitate users in different ways, from saving our browsing sessions and managing our tabs to letting us choose hotkey shortcuts.  With the introduction of Google Chrome, the community has made some amazing extensions which are very easy to use for every day work.

FireBug Lite

This allows you to inspect the HTML, CSS, Javascript code without leaving the page. You’re also able to edit the code without any problems and test the new changes immediately.

If you use Firefox, you’ll know this is the most popular Firefox extension among web developers. For now, FireBug Lite is not as advanced as its Firefox counterpart. However, I’m sure that will change in the near future. Continue reading