I’ve just upgraded to an Apple 13″ MacBookPro and so far loving it! This is my venture back into Mac OS world after being majorly disappointed with the performance of the 17″ Apple PowerBook G4 that first hit Australia in 2004. My decision to go Mac recently, was set in concrete by several hair-pulling-out “Blue Screen Of Death” experiences. Didn’t help that most of these happened just when I was about to publish a lengthy blog post
Sure it’s been a tad tedious having to setup and configure everything just the way I like as well as getting used to the different keyboard layout of Mac machines, but I’m really digging Mac OS :) (I’ll talk more about this in a later post).
One of the first things that I did was install Firefox. While Safari has improved substantially over the last couple of years in terms of speed and functionality it doesn’t have the extendability and support that Firefox has particularly through Add-ons. For those who don’t know, Add-ons are extensions that you can add to your Firefox browser to give you more functionality. They can range from news readers to games.
6 WebMaster Must-Have Add-on for Firefox
A lot of people ask me what Add-ons I use for Firefox since I’m such an FF advocate. The ones I present below will particularly help those who have websites or blogs and want to not only monitor its performance but also allow you to share your content rapidly.
3. Shareaholic : Once installed you can submit your website to a multitude of social bookmarking sites by simply right clicking
4. StumbleUpon Toolbar : Speaking of social bookmarking sites, one of the most famous is StumbleUpon. Quickly access all StumbleUpon’s main features with this.
5. Web Developer : If you’re a website designer or developer this add-on will help you quickly identify various elements of websites. Especially handy when customising CSS
6. NoFollow: Incoming and outgoing links are very important to website owners. This site gives you information if website, particularly a blog will reciprocate a link to your website after you’ve left a comment.
There are a couple of other ones that I use out of personal preference, not really having to do anything with web work like ForecastFox and FoxClocks that help me keep track of weather and international timezones. You can get a whole stack more of Firefox Addons here.
What Firefox Add-ons Do You Use?
I’d be interested in hearing what any other web developers / designers use with Firefox, especially to make the work of creating, maintaining and promoting their websites.
Hope this post helps some out there.