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Firefox a great web browser

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Get Firefox

Get Firefox!

I’ve never got excited about a web browser before* but Firefox is a good, very good. I definitely recommend it.

It’s been my default for two weeks now and IE will not be coming back. It’s the speed, the tabs, the syntax highlighting in View Source (which can open in a new tab), the built in search, rss bookmarks, yadda.

I am using these exensions in order of preference:

Web Developer 0.8 OMG!
Adds a menu and a toolbar to the browser with various web developer tools. Current tools include converting form POSTs to GETs, hiding images, outlining block level elements, and disabling styles – plus many more.

I use the CSS tools the most

Bookmarks Synchronizer
Bookmarks Synchronizer is a Mozilla Firefox extension that let you connect to an FTP server and synchronize your bookmarks that are stored in an XML file. Setup is easy; just write in your FTP server address, username, password and a name for the XML file

I’ve wanted something like this for years, It Just Works. Any machine** that I use now has all of my bookmarks and it auto updates them all on browser load (although this can be switched off)

ColorZilla
Advanced Eyedropper, ColorPicker, Page Zoomer and other colorful goodies.
A collection of tools, including a Color Picker similar to the one found in Photoshop, an Eyedropper that allows to get a color reading from anywhere in the browser window and a Page Zoomer that allows you to set the page zoom to anything between 20 and 1000 percent.

Get firefox, it’s great and it parses web pages properly

*apart from when I had a two month fad for Opera about 3 years ago

**shouldn’t that be ‘box’

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bealers

Hi, I'm Bealers and I use this blog to share some of the things I learn whilst I'm on my journey. If you're new to the site then you might want to start here. The best place to find me is on Instagram.

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Bealers.com Geeking Out Since 1998

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