Debug, edit and monitor a live web page

Categories: Web Dev
One of the tools that I use daily is the Firefox add-on Firebug. If you’re dealing with web development in any way, Firebug will give you an enormous wealth of information and tools: monitor how long it takes for each component of your web page to load; edit css and html with a live preview; debug javascript errors; analyze DOM, and more. Although this is a plug-in, it has its own environment of extensions to add even more to the fun.

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Firefox being released with open source video and audio codecs

Categories: Audio and Video Industry News Office
The Mozilla team has announced that Fiirefox 3.1 will come with native support for Theora and Vorbis media. So, this means that: open source media can become a bit more mainstream (finally moving away the proprietary mp3 monopoly); no longer will we have to install Firefox plugins to see embedded audio and video files (as long as they’re in .ogg format) The code is already out, available in Firefox’s nightly builds releases for large scale testing.

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Use web applications offline with Gears

Categories: Utilities
The Firefox add-on Gears, formerly known as Google Gears, allows you to use web applications as if they were installed on your computer. Consider it as a fancier offline browsing. So, basically the data instead of being completely stored on the web is actually stored in your computer. You’ll have access whenever you want. The number of websites compatible with Gears isn’t that huge at the moment but there are some very good ones already adopting it such as RememberTheMilk, Google Docs, Zoho, Google Reader, and most recently MySpace.

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Firefox 3, almost 24 hours away!

Categories: Utilities
The folks at Mozilla will be giving us the full stable Firefox 3 in a bit more than 24 hours. A really really nice improvement from the 2.0 release which now seems pretty ancient for all of those already testing beta releases and release candidates. Mozilla is even trying to set a new world record for most number of downloads of a single software in one day. Join in the campaign if you’d like as well.

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Firefox 3 coming closer!

Categories: Utilities
Firefox, our favorite web browser, is coming closer and closer to its version 3. I’ve been using Firefox v3 beta 5 for quite some time now and I can say it is working amazingly fast and more stable. Today Mozilla released Firefox v3 release candidate 2. Compared to the old Firefox v2, the new release is safer, faster, easier to manage with their plug-in management, and even looks nicer! The full list of features for v3RC2 is here.

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