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This is a good article about why the iPod is so popular. The same rules can be applied to why applications such as Firefox and OpenOffice are catching on. I think the only reason most people still use IE is because they don't know about Firefox or they are forced to use IE at work. OpenOffice has similar adoption problems compounded with interoperability issues with Office. Microsoft needs to start simplifying before it's too late. Why Features Don't Matter Any More Forget about the killer feature. ...
We are starting a new project, and I have been trying my hardest to use XHTML. In the past, I have always used HTML, so this is my first real shot at it. XHTML definitely makes the site more accessible to people with disabilities, renders faster and keeps the HTML clean. What I'm missing is a good designer to layout my site. Any suggestions, or do I need to do this by hand? The most frustrating part is not getting the layout to look good, it's getting it to look good and the same in both Firefox ...

jCXP.net have obtained screen shots of Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 Build 5299 (Beta 2 Preview).

I haven't noticed anything exciting in the screen shots - certainly nothing that FireFox doesn't already offer. Does anybody know of any interesting new feature coming from Microsoft in IE7 ?

I've just discovered del.icio.us direc.tor which is an innovative and powerful user interface for managing your del.icio.us bookmarks. You add a bookmarklet to your FireFox (or MSIE) and launch it when browsing del.icio.us. What you get is a drop-down list of all your tags. Choose a tag and another drop-down list is populated with all related tags. Choose a tag from that ddl and the process continues. This is an excellent way to find links through tags and to see which of your tags are useful and ...
Is anything you download from Google not labeled BETA? Well, I guess the search engine isn't! Anyhoo, they now have the Google Pack. A collection of various Google and other third party offerings designed to <marketing on> help your computer run better and provide much needed services such as photo editing and organization, search, directions, screensaver, anti virus, etc. They also include the Google Updater to automatically check for updates on all the included packages. Really, when is the ...
Amazon has now added the ability to "tag" items. I have added a few DVDs and created a sample personal online DVD collection. I think this new feature could have some interesting applications. Now the scary part: Tags do appear to be accessible from Internet Explorer. I can view them in Firefox or Netscape, but tags do not show up on individual item pages or my profile under IE. When I try to use the direct link to my DVD collection above from IE I get an Amazon error page. Is anyone else having ...
Portable Firefox 1.5 has released along with a new website dedicated to portable applications. A portable app is a software program that you can carry around with you on a portable device and use on any computer. When your USB thumbdrive, portable hard drive, iPod or other portable device is plugged into a Windows computer, you have access to your software and personal data just as you would on your own PC. Sections include Audio & Video, Development, Games, Internet, Office, Operating Systems, ...
The messaging feature of Where's Tim was not working in FireFox and Safari. I changed my javascript code from: var msg = document.getElementById(... frm = document.getElementById(... To: var msg = document.getElementById(... frm = document.getElementById(... That seemed to be the fix for Firefox. I admire you web developers, this ...
The get directions to Tim feature on Where's Tim wasn't working quite right in Firefox and Safari. I changed my javascript code from: Window.Navigate(url); To: Window.Location=url; And that fixed it in Firefox, I haven't had a chance to test on Safari yet ...

I found this how-to article on ipKonfig.com:

How-to: Firefox on Steroids

I applied the 'hack' to Firefox 1.5, and I think I notice a bit of a difference. I guess I won't know for sure until I download NetBeans & JDK1.5 tomorrow morning.

BrickQuest - BrickQuest is a game of small-scale fantasy combat similar to HeroQuest, Warhammer Quest, or MageKnight Dungeons. It requires at least two players to play and can be played easily by four to six players Ten to Avoid - the Worst Products of 2005 - For you last-minute shoppers, here's my annual list of the ten worst products of the year—as scored and reviewed by PC Magazine Labs. FireFox 1.5 - Firefox 1.5 builds upon the success of its predecessor to deliver an improved browser with ...
As you might know Click Once does not support Firefox, to be more specific ClickOnce even requires IE to be your default browser to work 100%.There are a few workarounds available: use IE for installing the Click Once application.This sounds a bit odd, but is probably is the easiest solution. If Firefox is your default browser you might still be able to install a click once app by using IE.The problem: If your Application carries a bootstrapper along with it to install prerequisites before the actual ...
Tonight at midnight marks the launch of the XBOX 360. Good luck everyone. Microsoft brainstorms every angle of sleek, slick Xbox 360 console - Microsoft sees it as a doorway into your living room. PhotoStamps - PhotoStamps is an exciting new product that lets you take your own photographs and turn them into real U.S. postage! ASP.NET for Designers - See how ASP.NET 2.0 makes creating great looking XHTML-compliant pages easy. (Includes downloadable design templates.) Microsoft makes Windows validation ...
A-ha! Turns out it's been right under my nose since July, but late is better than never - The Google Toolbar for Firefox is here. Firefox's built-in Google Toolbar is extremely lame when compared with what Google's Toolbar for IE has to offer. I've been wanting to set this imbalance right for a long time and I've finally stumbled on a reference to it over at Andi Gutmans' blog ...
From Savas' blog: Microsoft coder Nikhil Kothari released Virtual Places which uses Virtual Earth and various web services to display various geographically relevant results. Really cool stuff. Yes it's similar to Google Maps and yes it doesn't work in Firefox but it has tons of potential and I find it really slick for a personal project. Great job Nikhil ...
So Kyle and I were talking about Where's Tim, and we decided we need to make it more of a replication of a business Automatic Vehicle Locating (AVL) solution. So when we are talking to potential clients about what EnGraph can provide them, we use this page as an example. One of the things that every AVL product needs is messaging. So we added a feature where you can click the icon and in the info window is a place to enter your return address and message. Using AJAX, the message is sent to my cell ...
If you are looking for a free lightweight feed reader that isn't tying you to a portal site such as Google or MSN, then check out Sage (http://sage.mozdev.org/). I've been using this at work and home and it is very fast and integrates very will into the FireFox browser. I've downloaded free readers in the past, but they were just resource hogs and had more stuff than I needed. I just simply want to group my feeds and be able to access my feeds quickly in one place. So far so good, check it out ...
Flock is an interesting web browser that has spun off from Mozilla FireFox. The folks at www.flock.com have extended the FireFox open source code to include cool features like: Favorites (=bookmarks) that are hosted on a central web server, so they can be accessed from anywhere on the net. They can also be tagged. The history of pages that you visited is searchable (at last!) Embedded blogging features that include posting to Flickr and easy aggregation of news feeds. Available for Windows, Mac and ...
SitePoint's latest newsletter is promoting XForms again. Now that there are working plugins for both IE and Firefox is it a good idea? As you can see, when the Mozilla XForms implementation becomes publicly available, developers who have the luxury of asking their Internet Explorer users to install a plugin could find real-world uses for this technology fairly quickly. I say no. And it's because of that word luxury. You will completely alienate yourself from Mac users and corporate clients. I know ...
Gina Trapani posted a nice how-to for Slogger which is a Firefox extension. I figured I'd pop a little comment in for PC Magazine's Web Historian but apparently you have to be *invited* by someone before you're granted the privilege of posting comments! Nah! Not interested in registering for one more web thing. I wonder how much of my undelivered mail is sitting in Beverly Hills CA 90210? :) Save your personal Web with Slogger by Gina Trapani Web pages change. They disappear. They move to new URLs. ...
If you've ever been bothered by the way FireFox handles NTLM authentication, you should read Patrick Cauldwell post on the subject: "It’s not at all obvious how to make it work, and it took me a few tries. You have to go to your Firefox address bar and type about:config. This will bring up the internal config editor, which allows you to set all kinds of properties that influence Firefox’s behavior. Look for the key called network.automatic-ntlm-auth... Set that key’s value to a comma separated ...
I read about this tool on someone's blog a week or two ago, downloaded it and only just got around to installing it (sorry, I can't remember where I heard about it originally). If you are creating any sort of web content this tool is bound to be useful. I used to use the developer tools in firefox to test and fix css issues, but this tool has a number of cool features that set it apart from the ones available in the Firefox extension - it has a DOM browser that lets you drill down the DOM hierarchy ...
After working on net for almost 5 years, I think the key to success of any browser is based on the usability features and improvements done for making them comfortable to users. After thinking over what I have liked in the browsers I have used so far, below is the top 10 key features I would prefer to have in a single browser. Most notably I think these would be a preferred feature for any internet browser user, do let me know your list through feedback 10. Developer tools {Developer’s developer’s ...
A report came out today from Symantec (by way of CNET) that says Mozilla browsers are more vulnerable than IE. I'm not here to say they're right or wrong (I think the web browser is the most obvious attack surface for internet-based attackers, and no popular web browser will ever be 100% secure). However, ZDNet just published a response from Mozilla's Tristan Nitot in which Nitot completely missed the point of the article. Symantec used data from the first half of 2005 to demonstrate that because ...
I just downloaded the new Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar Beta - and I'm lovin' it! It looks very much like the plug-in I've had for FireFox for quite a while now, but it rocks to have it for IE too. Also, this is my first post at geekswithblogs, where I'll be posting technical stuff from now on. I have another blog at http://jannikanker.blogspot... where I'll be posting the more personal (leisure time) stuff. As of now, it's still stuffed with tech, but that ends now ;-) Oh, and a very short ...

Recently Opera had a special “Free Day” where you could get the full browser at no charge.  I guess it worked well, because now Opera is changing to a completely free model.

It will be interesting to see how this effects Firefox and IE.

I regularly have applications which restrict access to a single logon, on a single PC, with the same user name. To achieve this all users have to logout properly, so that they clear down a unique logon GUID is the system database. Being human, not all of them click on LOGOUT within the application; instead they just close the browser directly. When they next try to logon they are warned someone is already logged on with the same user name and have to confirm that they should log the other user out. ...

TomsHardware has an interview with Blake Ross a Firefox Developer.

I came across this interview whilst i was searching for a plugin for Trillian. Looks like Blake uses Trillian too

It also appears that now there is a skype plugin for Trillian.

IGN team has deciphered a very ingeniously hidden code in a picture of a tree released by Origen Xbox 360. After zooming into the picture, you can see the hidden message written on a tree branch to the very left side and in the bottom. Just visit the Origen Xbox 360 site and zoom in a couple of times on the picture made using Flash, and you will be revealed a hidden message written in Latin. I wonder if Da Vinchi has made a secret picture especially for Xbox :) Visit IGN Xbox 360 for the explaination ...
The September 6th issue of PC Magazine has a very good article on loading up your USB Key with portable applications. I have several of these already, my favorites being Portable Firefox and RoboForm. With the rising popularity of the USB drives, portable apps could really explode soon. Here is a quick list of what I use on my SanDisk Cruzer Micro: Ad-Aware - spyware scanner. AntiVir - anti-virus. CoolPlayer - media player. CruzerLock 2 - file encryption. FileZilla - standard and secure FTP. Foxit ...
I am continuing my work with System.XML and System.XML.XPath namespaces. This implies that my adventure with XML and .NET is not over yet. I came across this interesting situation while freezing my code for next release.I was actually generating XML document using System.IO.StringWriter and System.XML.XMLDocument. Apparently there shouldnt be any issues with it. But actually there is a small problem with that. When you use StringWriter to write XMLDocuments it appends a prologue with “UTF-16” ...
Recently downloaded the latest release of Netscape navigator (8.0.3.3), I am quit surprised at the improvements and very practical approach they have taken towards making the new browser acceptable by all. Firstly, there is not ‘yet-another-browser-... concept for this browser; it natively supports both Internet Explorer and FireFox rendering engines. This basically means, if you are viewing a website which does not support Firefox or Internet explorer, choosing the alternate engine ...

Anyone else noticed that the home page of http://www.geekswithblogs.net/ is broken in Firefox (it didn't used to be).  It coud be due to a individual post I suppose.  The banner has a gap in it and the page resizes larger than the browser window so you have to do a lot of horizontal scrolling.

Source: QAnews.com AdventNet QEngine is the first tool to offer a single tool for record and play of Web Pages for the following environments. Mozilla 1.5,1.6 and 1.7.3 [Linux and Windows ]IE 6.0 [Windows]QEngine release 5.1.0 (to be released by May 2005 ) wil have support for FireFox [ Windows and Linux ] ...
I've been playing with Windows Vista (admittedly in a VPC image) for a few days now, and yes it's quite pretty but it's ungodly slow. Of course, I know it's in BETA and it's running on a VPC image, but I've thrown a gig of RAM at it and turned off most of the resource sucking options, and it's still dog slow. A few notes: - It makes it really hard to explore when just right-clicking can be measured in minutes. - One thing I noticed right off, is no new games in the start menu. That's a bummer. We ...
Lately, you would think that web browsing was the next best thing to nirvana, rapture, or that sweet shivering feeling of goodness you get from cold ice cream on a hot day. At least, that is what I have been reading from Firefox aficionados on pretty much a daily basis over the last several months. I guess I need to expand my web surfing to juicier web sites. I must be missing something. I have found IE7 (Beta 1) to be boring -- and I think that is exactly what I want from a browser. When people ...
Messed around with the IE 7 beta today. I was hoping that it would run as a stand alone app rather than integrating, but it seems to be o.k. no problems with running as default for visual studio. I'm really digging the tabbed browsing experience; yeah i know firefox already had it. its nice to see it in the ie world now too. The RSS feed discovery is a nice addition as well. Its cool that it lights up as it finds the feeds and gives you the option of setting a favorite for it. 7 doesnt seem to be ...
I have been a FireFox user for well over a year now. The number one reason is that I can get the tab functionality to work the way that I want it to work (with the addition of a couple of addins). So far IE7 is falling a little short in tab functionality. The menu, shortcut and standard button bar are linked to each tab. Remove the standard button bar on one tabe, it is still available in other tabs. I understand that this may be nice in some situations, but I would at least like to be able to turn ...
My VMware install is complete and running. As I hinted to in my previous article the video display on setup and first boot is terrible. After first boot I was able to find out it was running at 4–bit color. :-) No wonder it looked bad. Anyway… it’s the VMware video. The install went without error. Vista b1 will install on VMware v5 build 13124. Now… it’s just no fun without decent video so in comes VMtools. This is where is goes down hill, a little. First off the VMtools ...
DHTML is a great scripting language. Although I have never written any DHTML scripts of my own but I have played around with few of them. DynamicDrive.com is the God of all DHTML websites. I was just browsing the website today and I found a very cool script for making tooltips. I used it in my code and it creates kinda cool effect. Check out the image below: This is loading the data from the Categories table of the Northwind database. I used simple databinding to display the contents on the screen. ...
i'm having an issue with positioning in firefox. i have an ajax table that i popup on the bottom of the screen using clientHeight + scrollTop for the style top. it works great in IE, however in firefox it looks like butt. its almost as if ff isn't accounting for the taskbar, etc..style top:newyPos = document.body.clientHeight - objPopUp.offsetHeight + document.body.scrollTop; anybody else have this issue? google isn't helping, so maybe i'm just overlooking something. email me here with suggestions ...
Speaking of goodies, looks like the Firefos team has a present for us too. There is an update (1.0.5) out for the coolest browser out there and it aims to keep us safer on the web. from Mozilla.org: What's New 1.0.5 Firefox 1.0.5 is a security update that is part of our ongoing program to provide a safe Internet experience for our customers. We recommend that all users upgrade to this latest version. Here's what's new in Firefox 1.0.5: Several security fixes. Improvements to stability. http://www.mozilla.org/prod... ...
As I wrote earlier, I decided to attempt to use Netscape 8.0. Today I turned it off as my default browser. But, the folks at Netscape/AOL/Mozilla/Whatever should be proud of themselves. I kept it as my default browser for 45 days. That’s about 44 1/2 days longer than I’ve lasted with Netscape for a long long time. However, it still suffers from bloat, particularly with both the Firefox and IE engines loaded. I kept waiting and waiting on new themes and extensions, but so far none. I finally ...
Harish recommends MSN Messenger 7.0. No, no, no, no, no. And if you recommend AOL IM? No, no, no, no, no. Can these two IM clients throw everything at you except the kitchen sink, or what? Good grief! Some products will get so bloated, and be completely blind to the features that are really important. If I use MSN Messenger as my only IM client, that means I can only talk to other people who use MSN Messenger. If I want to chat with my friends who use AOL IM, I have to install that and run it as ...
Netscape v8.0 surprisingly has a useful and unique feature that can be of help to developers working on cross-browser projects. You can view a single page in two different tabs - One tab rendered with the MSIE engine and the other with Netscape's Gecko-based engine which is basically the same as FireFox and Mozilla. At the bottom left of each tab there is a small icon indicating which of the two engines is used to rendered the page. Clicking the icon enables you to instantly switch from one engine ...

browserCaps

A quick fix for rendering ASP.NET properly in firefox for example...

In a somewhat desperate attempt to counter FireFox' rising popularity, Microsoft have made it possible to experience tabbed browsing in Internet Explorer even before they ship version 7.0. To enhance MSIE6 with tabbed browsing, you can download and install Microsoft's MSN Search Toolbar. But if tabbed browsing is all you're interested in, the toolbar is an annoying host - It adds an MSN Search textbox to your MSIE Toolbars and defaults to installing the MSN Desktop Search (Microsoft's answer to the ...
Hey! this is cool (was scary at first). If you have many websites you visit a lot, you can set them all (tabbed) to your Firefox homepage. I wanted to change my homepage to the new cool google personalized page (www.google.com/ig), the other day and I had a few other windows open. I didn't notice when I went into “Tools”,”... “General” that the button said “Use Current Pages” Next time I opened FFox, I couldn't figure out why there were multiple ...
Netscape 8.0 has been released. BFD, right? It's based on the Firefox framework, so if I want that I should just use Firefox, right? After all, it's slower than Firefox and who wants a browser to be slower? It has that abomination that allows it to use the IE rendering engine for specific pages (or even by default) if you want. Ewww...why would you mess up that clean Firefox browser by polluting it with IE?All of those are valid criticisms, as is my basic one that I haven't seen a version of Netscape ...
Disclaimer: I am an avid user of FireFox.I am kinda tired of updating FireFox twice a week. It is a great product but the arrogant idiots who claimed FireFox is secure are just that: idiots. Did you really think that Microsoft was the only software company in the world writing vulnerable applications? At least with IE, I don't get bugged every other day to fix a critical flaw.Alas, I digress. Here is the link detailing the vulnerability: here ...