14 Rules for Fast Web Pages

11 05 2007

Steve Souders of Yahoo’s “Exceptional Performance Team” gave an insanely great presentation at Web 2.0 about optimizing website performance by focusing on front end issues. Unfortunately I didn’t get to see it in person but the Web 2.0 talks have just been put up and the ppt is fascinating and absolutely a must-read for anyone involved in web products.

His work has been serialized on the Yahoo user interface blog, and will also be published in an upcoming O’Reilly title (est publish date: Sep 07).

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12 Coolest FireFox Tricks, ever!

11 05 2007

 

Everybody’s favorite open-source browser, Firefox, is great right out of the box. And by adding some of the awesome extensions available out there, the browser just gets better and better.

But look under the hood, and there are a bunch of hidden (and some not-so-secret) tips and tricks available that will crank Firefox up and pimp your browser. Make it faster, cooler, more efficient. Get to be a Jedi master with the following cool Firefox tricks.

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Firefox 2.0.0.3 is out!

21 03 2007

It has not been announced officialy, but the full release is done, here is a direct download:http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/2.0.0.3-candidates/rc1/firefox-2.0.0.3.en-US.win32.installer.exe

other langs/os’s here: http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/2.0.0.3-candidates/rc1/

Not a big update, but some small fixes.

Enjoy.





FireFox 2: Top Tweaks

21 03 2007

fxheader1.pngby Gina Trapani

The Firefox homepage calls the web browser “fully customizable to your online life,” and that’s not just marketing claptrap. Beyond the extensive options available in its menus and dialogs, there’s a lengthy set of advanced Firefox preferences that can customize the browser to your specific needs. Sure, your brother-in-law’s not likely to edit Firefox’s default configuration, but you? You’re a power surfer and you want your web browser your way.

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Bake Firefox Cookies! Yum!

8 02 2007

Firefox Cookies

(all from http://blog.josephhall.com/2006/11/firefox-cookies.html)

I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving Day weekend! I thought I’d try out a couple more cookie techniques this weekend, since I had a couple of days more time than usual. Interestingly, one of them wasn’t nearly as successful as I had hoped, and the other was far more successful than I expected. Fortunately, with that switch-up going on, these Firefox cookies really ended up looking much better than I had hoped. Before I start, I’d like to thank Jon Hicks for his permission to use the Firefox logo that he designed. And yes, this tutorial proudly ships with the Firefox name and logo.

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Polarize Pictures!

25 01 2007

Polaroize is the service to convert any phots to Polaroide like images.

 

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WiiPlayable!

25 01 2007

Play Wii Flash Games online through your Nintendo Wii’s Opera web browser.

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