Archive for category Firefox

Firefox Add-Ons Series: Web Browsing And Blogging

Web Browsing And Blogging

Today we will look at the Firefox Add-ons that enhance your blogging experience and make browsing the Internet easier and more convenient. I’ve decided to allow the add-on’s own description to let you know what is available. I believe they can say what their add-on does much better than I.

SimilarWeb

Wherever you go on the web, the SimilarWeb sidebar will help you discover related sites. It enhances your browser making it easier, faster and more productive to surf the web. Once Installed, the sidebar appears on the side of your screen and shows you small pictures of sites that are similar to the site you are currently viewing. Share your favorite sites across our community. We take all user ratings and suggestions into consideration. SimilarWeb is a great research tool which can help you find competitors, free alternatives, popular sites in your interests, and much more.

More information at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10548/

BlogHer

The BlogHer Firefox Toolbar allows community members to receive updates of new stories and site messages, update their BlogHer Chatter, access their My BlogHer Inbox and other quick links, share stories to Facebook, Twitter and Email, and to search within the BlogHer site.

More information at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/212349/

WordPress Helper

The Firefox extension WordPress Helper helps you working with WordPress by providing useful help and tools. The extension eases the fast and simple access to develop-relevant pages of the WordPress Codex. So you always have all the necessary help at your fingertips. It’s also possible to search after strings of text that is currently marked. Furthermore it’s possible to easily switch to WordPress backend of current site. More than that, a small Icon indicates whether the currently displayed website makes use of WordPress.

More information at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4835/

GrazeIt Snippet

GRAZEit lets you see related posts, tweets, news, videos and other content relevant to the page you’re current visiting, while you surf. You’ll find stuff you didn’t know you were looking for, right there in your browser. Grazers, like yourself, share related links where they matter most – on any page, of any website. Once you download the add-on – the GRAZEit snippet will be your new companion on your Firefox. It will show you related grazes (related pages) on any page you’re visiting.

More information at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10980/

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Firefox Add-Ons Series: Appearance

Appearance

Add-ons are installable enhancements to the Mozilla’s Firefox browser. Add-ons enable users to add to or augment application features, use themes, and handle new types of content.

Add-ons allow users the ability to customize the look and feel of their Internet experience. There are thousands of add-ons to choose from in 14 categories not including themes or personas.

Add-ons also add functionality to the browser. Creators of the add-ons sometimes create features they think should have been included in the original design of the browser. Some features make browsing more aesthetically pleasing by allowing you to change the look and feel of the browser. Some add functionality to other online applications.

As we take a look at Firefox Add-ons this week you will get a feel for some of the add-ons I use and some that come highly recommended. Today I will cover how Firefox Add-ons can change the look of your browser with Themes and Appearances. Tuesday will cover Web Browsing And Blogging, and the rest of the week will highlight Privacy & Security, Social & Communication and finally on Friday, Photos, Music & Videos. I use Firefox on my PC and I think it is the best browser money doesn’t have to buy. I hope to be able to show you some things (Mozilla users and those who should be), about Firefox that you may not already know.

AniWeather

AniWeather animates weather information for locations around the world. Here are some highlighted features it provides:

1. Weather information in appealing animations (view a live demo at http://www.aniweather.com)
2. Real time condition update + 5-day forecast
3. Check the weather of over 77,000 locations worldwide
4. Switch locations in one click
5. (US only) A rich set of graphic reports (radar, satellite, alerts, etc.)
6. Link to more detailed views seamlessly
7. Fully customizable to fit your preference (temperature unit, location list, and much more)

More information at http://www.aniweather.com

Personas

Over 30,000 different designs to personalize your browser! Just move the mouse over a design to try it on.

More information at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/personas/

Fission

Fission combines address bar and progress bar (Safari style). This makes the progress bar more visible and allows for a nice visual effect.

More information at http://mozilla.zeniko.ch/fission.html

Themes

More information at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/themes/

Great themes to choose from: Small Ring, ACE Foxdie, Yogurttree (for kids), GrApple Crisp (for Mac), Indianapolis Colts, NASA Night Launch

 

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