In addition to the big two extensions that almost all developers who work in Firefox have installed (i.e. Firebug and Web Developer), another very useful Firefox extension which I like having tacked on is MeasureIt, a screen ruler measuring system developed by Kevin Freitas. While technically the awesome Web Developer extension also comes packing a measuring ruler (Miscellaneous -> Show Ruler), I prefer MeasureIt’s simple, focused implementation, whereby you simply click on the ruler icon in the status bar, measure your target area by means of a standard mouse drag selection, view the dimensions of the selected area (in pixels) right next to the highlighted block, and then click on the ruler icon once more to close the whole thing down. Simple, targeted and very easy to use. You can manipulate your selection in terms of size and placement, making it an ideal way to get a feel for how much space you have available, or what is the best sized image suited for an area. In short, MeasureIt is really good at… well measuring stuff. Well worth checking out if you are a web developer who enjoys working in Firefox. Related Link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/measureit/
Phoca Gallery is a fantastic image gallery for the popular Joomla! CMS, created by the Phoca group. It requires a minimum of Joomla! 1.5.10 and PHP 4.4.1 with GD library to run and comes standard with everything you need from a photo gallery piece of software. It integrates very nicely with Joomla! and is extended by a variety of plugins, components, modules and themes in order to make it even more useful and integrate better into your site. Featuring the ability to upload multiple images via either its Java or Flash uploader, Phoca Gallery is certainly a great way for sprucing up your site with some more images for your visitors! Related Link: http://www.phoca.cz/phocagallery
Enjoy uploading your blog but want to do it a little faster without resorting to the clunky standard web interface? Enter Scribefire, a brilliant browser add-on that makes for quick and simple posting directly to your blog!
I was working on my portfolio site the other day and needed something that would take full page screenshots of the current website loaded in my browser.
Marc-Antoine Ross has knocked together a great little jQuery plugin, or extension if you will, which gives you a nice autocomplete country selector textbox.
Allows you to download all the photos and images from either a FaceBook friend, event or group’s photo album en masse, i.e. all in one foul swoop.
Allows you to right-click on any selected text on any webpage your are currently browsing and then send the highlight text, title plus link to an email recipient
Dave Garrett took over the existing but stalled project Flagfox and after an extensive rewrite, churned out Flagfox 3, one of the niftiest (if not one of the more pointless) Firefox add-ons currently available.
Craig Lotter is an established web developer and application programmer, with strong creative urges (which keep bursting out at the most inopportune moments) and a seemingly insatiable need to love all things animated. Living in the beautiful coastal town of Gordon's Bay in South Africa, he games, develops, takes in animated fare, trains under whichever martial arts dojo is closest at the time, and for the most part, simply enjoys life with his amazing wife and daughter.
Oh, and he draws ever now and then too.
This is a collection of things that he has managed to find the time to scribble down since 2007.
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