9 Essential Firefox Add-ons for Easy Web Development

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If there is one reason web designers love using Firefox, it must be the huge variety of add-ons. Firefox is very flexible. There are thousands of add-ons available on Mozilla’s site and we can add them to our Firefox freely.

I design my own blog, and Firefox with its add-ons really helps me on doing it.

In this post, I’d like to share which add-ons I used to help me design my blog, their function, where to download them, how those add-ons helped me, and how they could help you too.

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Will FeedBurner or Plain XML Get You More Subscribers?

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The RSS subscriber count is the statistic I’m most interested in. It tells me how many people are listening to my tips and tutorials (Thank you to anyone that is!)

I want as many people as possible to click that little orange button, so I have chosen unique icons and put them in noticeable places on the site. But what about when they click those links?

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How Does Your Blog Really Look?

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Image by Gwennie2006
We all think we know how our blogs look. We look at them everyday. We boot up our computers, fire up the browser and…

Wait. What web browser are we using? And is it even a computer?

Firefox or Internet Explorer? PC or Mac? Windows or Linux? Desktop or handheld? iPhone or PS3?

There are a lot of possibilities, but some are more important than others. This is the order that I would recommend testing them in, and how do the test.

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In Defence of Internet Explorer

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Internet Explorer vs Opera Opera have kicked up a storm by launching an attack on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. The case focuses on the anti-competitiveness of Microsoft bundling IE with Windows and their poor standards support.

It’s very easy for a web developer to take up arms against Microsoft (Goodness knows we do that often enough!), but in this case Opera is wrong.

I’m Free To Choose Whatever Browser I want

From Ars Technica’s Opera/IE write-up, we have this quote from the Opera CEO:

"We are filing this complaint on behalf of all consumers who are tired of having a monopolist make choices for them."

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