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

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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Useful Firefox SEO tools and extensions for bloggers & Web Designers

Today, we are going to look into 15+ Useful Firefox SEO tools and extensions for bloggers. Web designers who run blog may also need these tools.

1. SEO for Firefox

SEO for Firefox is definitely the most powerful Firefox SEO plugin. This plugin pulls useful marketing data points and integrate into your search results. For example, it pulls the PR, delicious save counts, Technorati links, Alexa rank, WhoIs information and etc. You can selectively turn it on and off by using the icon at Firefox status bar.
SEO for Firefox

2. SeoQuake

SeoQuake is a program that integrated in Firefox so that users can view a large number of search engine parameters on the fly. It consists of SeoToolbar, Seobar, and output of requested parameters on Search Engine Result Pages.
SeoQuake

3. SEO Link Analysis

SEO Link Analysis enriches the link data in Google Webmaster Tools & Yahoo! Site Explorer by showing the PageRank of the linking page, the anchor text and whether the link is followed, nofollowed or no longer exists.
SEO Link Analysis

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FireFox add-on, Debug PHP Using Firefox with FirePHP

Typically, there are two main ways of debugging server-side code: you can utilize an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) with a built-in debugger or log and perform your debugging processes in a web browser.

How to Debug PHP Using Firefox with FirePHP

This article shares an elegant, simple, and more maintainable way of debugging Ajax apps via the web browser (more specifically for the Mozilla Firefox browser). You’ll learn the basics of leveraging Firefox in conjunction with Firebug and FirePHP to implement FirePHP libraries on web apps and logging messages in the Firebug console.

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