Firefox Addon FireBug is one of the easiest & efficient way for web developers to edit CSS in Firefox browser. Its a tool which easily captures the fine CSS elements, allows to change the style, css & provide the instant view of the changes made. Although the changes are not permanent but helps to make important desicions regarding the different views , styles in the web pages after observing the results of the change.
This is a nice video from kristarella in which Firebug’s usage is nicely explained with a coverage of tools
If you bookmark a lot of websites & love to save important webpages as bookmarks, it’s always a good idea to have them backed them up somewhere. The best backup place, of course, is the Internet where all your bookmarks stay safe from any possible hardware failures that may cripple your PC.
We are going to How to effectively backup and synchronize your bookmarks in Mozilla Firefox, one of the most widely used web browsers.
Delicious for all!
Delicious is no stranger to us, being the largest online bookmark organizing and sharing service. Meanwhile, Delicious also offers official add-ons for Firefox and Internet Explorer that keep the bookmarks in your browser and your Delicious account completely synchronized. If you’re using another browser, simply grab the Bookmark on Delicious bookmark-let and use it to save bookmarks in your Delicious account (rather than your browser).
Of course, Delicious isn’t the end of the world, and you can choose from various other options if you want to. Read on!
We all love Firefox. With over 6000+ add-ons and counting, there are always more than one ways to get something done with this browser. And backing up bookmarks is no exception.
Like IE, manually backing up bookmarks in Firefox is dead simple.
Xmarks (previously Foxmarks) is a solid add-on that can sync your bookmarks and even passwords across multiple PCs. In addition, Xmarks can suggest tags for new bookmarks, and show information about your visited sites based on this bookmark database.
Xmarks is also available as Foxmarks for IE 6 / 7 and Safari 3(Mac OS X only), though with significantly less features.
How do you organise, backup and sync your bookmarks? Let us know your techniques. Say in the comments.
Now Google Toolbar is equipped with a new feature, Google Sidewiki which is meant to allow users to Read, Publish & Share Insights & related information in the sidebar, next to any webpage. Its really very useful to track how many people visit the same pages and look for the same information & get the information that is added by many others have done while searching the same.
Google Sidewiki, with the major aim to contribute helpful information to webpage visitors, appears as a browser sidebar, where you can also read and write entries along the side of the page & share them.
Google has implemented an algorithm that promotes the most useful, ordered & high-quality entries allows you to see the most relevant entries first.
Google Sidewiki as a feature of Google Toolbar, is now only for Firefox and Internet Explorer but it will be available soon in Google Chrome and elsewhere too.
Also, you can to start exploring the web with Google Sidewiki, visit google.com/sidewiki to download Google Toolbar with Sidewiki and contribute your own entries alongside pages on the web.
Web is an ocean of videos & there are numerous video sites. We all love watching videos. YouTube has gained popularity from a wide range of audiences – from kids who love to watch cartoon shows to adults who browse through TV shows they miss. It uses Adobe Flash Video technology to display its videos. It now has three main video formats: standard, high and 720p HD. However, it does not usually show download links for its videos since they want videos to be viewed through their website. Third-party programs (browser plugins, software applications, and websites) now offer a way to download YouTube videos.
Here are the top 3 ways to download videos for free.
 VideoDownloader Mozilla Firefox Plugin
Can download videos from many video streaming sites including YouTube or any page that has embedded music or video. When installed, a small VideoDownloader icon will be added in the browser’s status bar and toolbar. Clicking the icon while navigating in a supported page will open a dialog box. You just have to right click and save the file into your system. The file downloaded is in FLV format.
Just Download Orbit Download Manager & install it. Its Free. Enable its Grab++ tool & reload the webpages with videos, music etc you want to download. It will automatically grasp them & allow you to save them onto your system.
YouTube downloader is the most popular third-party, free and is easy to use software for downloading YouTube videos. Once the program is installed, it will just ask for the link of the video you want to download. After hitting the OK button, it will ask you for the file name and where would you want to save the file. The software can also download videos from other sites such as Google Video and Yahoo Video. It can convert the downloaded videos to formats compatible to your iPods, PSP, cell phones, and other media players.
FireFox browser’s latest version 3.5 is released. Firefox 3.5 release promises a lot of new Features that provide its users a much better experience in browsing the web world.
Now Surf the Web without leaving a single trace.
Start typing in the search bar and it will prompt you with a drop down of filled-in suggestions, plus you can use the search bar as a calculator, converter and more.
Remember site passwords without ever seeing a pop-up.
Find the sites you love in seconds (and without having to remember clunky URLs).
View a wider variety of fonts on Web sites while you surf.
According to Results of a SunSpider test on a Windows XP machine FireFox 3.5 is fastest, compared to FrieForx 3. New View Web pages way faster, using less of your computer’s memory. Firefox 3.5 is more than twice as fast as Firefox3, and ten times as fast as Firefox2.
Anti-Phishing & Anti-Malware
Enjoy the most advanced protection against online bad guys.
Unexpected shutdown? Go back to exactly where you left off.
Open Video and Audio
Firefox is the first browser to support open video and audio formats, allowing practically limitless new ways for sites to display rich content.
Bookmark, search and organize Web sites quickly and easily.
Forget This Site
Having second thoughts about having visited a certain Web site? With this feature, you can remove every trace of that site from your browser—no questions asked!
Thousands of add-ons give you the freedom to make your browser your own.
Web Application Integration
Expand the power of Web-based applications. Now you can choose a Web mail clients (like Hotmail, Gmail or Yahoo! Mail) to launch when you click on that email address.
Do more at once with tabs you can organize with the drag of a mouse.
Instant Web Site ID
Avoid online scams, unsafe transactions and forgeries with simple site identity.
Now Firefox can tell websites where you’re located so you can find info that’s more relevant and more useful (for example, getting directions or finding restaurants near you).
The next Firefox is currently slated to be released in early- to mid-2010, according to Mozilla’s developer notes. That, as we saw with Firefox 3.5 , can always change as things moves forward; in fact, Mozilla’s already given Namoroka the additional nickname of “Firefox.next” to avoid getting attached to any specific figures.
It shows you How you can use Google Gears & Turbo tool provided by WordPress to speed up site loading & responses.
This will speed up general use of WordPress by downloading key files to your computer. WordPress uses Gears to locally store (cache) files for the blog dashboard can be very helpful for the administrators.
Torrents is a great way of downloading very large files from Internet & they have become very popular downloading method in recent years. Also there are a large number of torrents search engines available on the web and all of them have some or the other pros and cons. So, the information and accurate review of all such torrents search engines can be helpful & time saving to search torrents & get the best results for those torrents that you are looking for downloads.
KickassTorrents is such a torrents search engine which is quickly gaining popularity among downloaders. This site has a very simple, user friendly but attractive, efficient design which lets you make your torrents searches very easily & quickly access the results. Site home page is also equiped with tag cloud of the most popular searched torrents, that makes searchs one click away.
KickassTorrents search engine allows you to search & download torrents in Anime, Applications, Books, Games, Music, Movies, TV Shows, XXX & other categories. People can search for files manually by entering the title, subject or search term they wish to download, or they can search by browsing the categories. The site have files from seeders who are the file uploaders, and anyone who wishes to download certain files are free to do so. The site also offers free user registeration & after registering you can set up your own preferences, bookmark torrents you like & upload your own torrents.
When any search is made, resulted torrents are listed in different categories with their health status, size, date uploaded, seeds & leechs which helps you to analyse which one is best to download. The good thing about this website in particular is that it contains some user comments and thank you notices next to each result. A number of thank you messages potentially indicates that the file is safe and working to download, other irrelevant messages and where the users say the file is not working, allows the viewer to avoid these torrents.
The torrents take a variable amount of time to download and depend on your internet connection and also on the file size being downloaded. The more demand on a particular file, the more users that will have the file, and the faster it will download. The site also provides direct downloads for some popular items. However, The torrents with the majority of files are safe to download and install, some contain viruses which are hazardous to computers.
Further, KickassTorrents provide Firefox search plugin so as to directly search torrents from your firefox web browser. Their blog will keep you informed about updates & announces. Its Community with 170,000+ member will help you connect, share & solve your problems.
As a good search engine requires a good level of relevant results, KickassTorrents actually delivers reliable and accurate results.
Reading Magazines is always interesting & a good source of knowledge. You can read latest issue of popular magazines like PC Magazine, MIT Technology Review, Mac World, Reader’s Digest, Popular Photography, etc up to 23 magazines for free.
Zinio offers free access to the digital prints of popular magazines only to the iPhone users, however you can read and download these high resolution magazines for free from your browser. What you actually have to do is trick the website that you are using iPhone browser. If you are Firefox user you can do this by using User Agent addon. Lets see how it is done in Firefox.
When you click on any magazine you will be asked to enter email address to get latest iPhone updates from Zinio, if you don’t want to give email id, just type any letters that are in email address format like email@example.com to bypass. You have to confirm your age if you want to access PlayBoy and PentHouse magazines.
Gmail is the most widely used popular email service after its launch in 2004. Now you can use Gmail with its extented ability to be accessed in the offline mode(when your network is not connented to Internet) with the arrival the Google Gears plug-in for Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Yes, Offline Gmail. So even if you’re offline, you can open your web browser, go to gmail.com, and get to your mail just like you’re used to.
How this Works?
Once you turn on this feature after installing Google Gears, Gmail uses this to download a local cache of your mail. As long as you’re connected to the network, that cache is synchronized with Gmail’s servers. When you lose your connection, Gmail automatically switches to offline mode, and uses the data stored on your computer’s hard drive instead of the information sent across the network. You can read messages, star and label them, and do all of the things you’re used to doing while reading your webmail online. Any messages you send while offline will be placed in your outbox and automatically sent the next time Gmail detects a connection. Having your mail on your hard drive makes fast work of archive searches that can take several seconds when interacting with Gmail’s servers.
What to do to use Offline Gmail?
After you install Gears, you’ll see an Offline option under the Labs tab in Gmail’s Settings. Choose the Enable button, and when you restart your browser, you’ll see an “Offline 0.1″ link in the top-right corner of the main Gmail window. Click this link to begin the installation. (You’ll also be prompted to download and install Gears, if you don’t already have it on your PC.)
After the initial sync completes, click the Offline icon to the left of the Settings button to check your online status and view your options (choose Show Actions to see all available options).
Offline Feature of Gmail Helps
Mail searches become more faster
More Fast Archives Searches
Speedy Accessibility of Mails
Note:Gmail’s offline capability is still experimental & may not work sometimes as expectations.
Twitter, started in March 2006, has grown into a real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices. But one of the few irritating things about Twitter is the limit of 140 characters per tweet. It becomes extremely hard especially when you try to share a link with your Twitter friends and followers. In such a case, you need to summarize your feelings to fit 140 characters.
So, here are the top 3 ways to tweet more than 140 characters every time.
txtB.in allows you to share text data with anyone in the world in two steps. You enter the text into the text field and hit the save txt button. It then gives you a shortened URL that you can share with your friends to read this text. Absolutely no restriction on the character size.
tweetasaur.us is an online free service where you can type as many characters as you want. Your tweet will be broken up into 140 character chunks and posted to your account in small increments.Here you can see how easy is to use tweetsaur.us to twitt your “extra-large” messages.
 Twitzer from shorttext.com, is a Firefox extension for Twitter that will short tweets that seem to cross the 140 limit. When you type your “extra long” tweet message in the Twitter box then twitzer addon shorten with a simple right click. Twitzer truncates only some part of your message and replaces it with a link to the full message, helping in twitting without any limitation of 140 charcters only.