Posts Tagged ‘firefox’

Considering the amount of time everyone spends online today, it is funny that many people still don’t know what a web browser is, even though they use it every day.

The following video is a questionnaire conducted by Google while promoting their browser Chrome, and it shows that many people don’t know what a browser is, or they confuse a browser with a search engine. Only a few people answered correctly.

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away…
No wait!! That’s another set of wars that we are talking about here, one that does not involve lightsabers and droids. According to Wikipedia, the term “Browser Wars” refers to the competition for dominance in the Web browser marketplace. So far, there has been two major browser wars: (more…)

Multi-Browser Testing

Posted: August 25, 2006 in Cool Finds, Thoughts
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Being a web developer for some time, the first rule in developing a good web application is to test the appearance and the usability of the application (or the web site). When I started developing my first web application, I was heavily using Internet Explorer as my favored browser, and almost everyone I know as well. Mozilla Firefox did not exist yet, and Netscape was losing ground to IE. These factors combined made me unconsciously (and unfortunately) target my web application towards IE users. The pages were full of VBscript code, and other IE-specific functionality that would not work on any other browser. At that time, it was fine, and no one complained.

My Top Ten Firefox Extensions

Posted: July 21, 2006 in Top 10's

Whenever I install Firefox on a PC, the following extensions are the first ones I install. This does not mean that everyone should do the same, but I find these extensions very useful for me, and I thought they might be useful for others. The extensions are ordered alphabetically. (more…)