Egyptian blogger from Cairo.
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Posts Tagged ‘firefox’

5 reasons why Adobe Flash will slowly but surely go extinct

As trends go through their natural cycle, the general public’s definition of ‘attractive’ websites alters. There’s no doubt that websites built in flash can be breath-taking. Wonderwall, AgencyNet 2.0 and Waterlife are a sweet reminder of the creativity and innovation that designers and multimedia developers are capable of. However, while Adobe Flash provides what many ambiguously call the ‘wow factor’,…

Why we should all use Firefox and NOT Google Chrome

Chrome

In December 2008, tech giant Google unleashed the stable version of its browser, Chrome. Less then two years later, it has eaten up over 17% of the browser market share, growing at an unprecedented rate. It’s fast and light-weight, and boasts a sleek interface. The problem, however, is that the small advantages of the new browser, come at big costs….

No More, thanks to KnowMore.org

KnowMore.org notification bar

When non-profit organizations and foundations made the realization that, despite their limited budget and resources, they could reach their target audience effectively (all thanks to the web), their objectives suddenly became much more attainable. Carrying out the tasks of a given development program might be costly, but at least spreading awareness of the issue, and reaching out to volunteers and…

Avoid Waiting on Downloads: SkipScreen

I had previously discussed the 7 must-have Firefox add-ons for web developers and designers. I had also spoken about AdBlock Plus, which is, at times, the most downloaded Firefox extension out there. Now I think it is important to bring up an add-on that revolutionizes the way many people exchange files via bulk storage and sharing websites such as RapidShare…

Firefox 3.5: Big Improvements

On June 30th, the Mozilla Foundation released the latest version of the world’s best web browser: Firefox 3.5. The original plan was to bring out Firefox 3.1, but as the developers realized that the changes and enhancements were significant, it was given the honorary title of 3.5. As always, there are load of new features incorporated, but let’s talk about…

When Will IE6 Come To An End?

RIP IE6

As a web designer, it’s quite a task to explain to a regular user the disadvantages of Internet Explorer 6.0. Mostly because there are so many reasons to hate the Microsoft browser, that anyone who has to deal with its annoyances will rush into yelling and swearing, and would never be able to make a rational argument. But generally speaking,…

Adblock Plus

Using the AdBlock Plus Extension

At 747,978 download a week, Adblock Plus is the most popular Firefox extension. It is an absolute must have for anyone, regardless of how you use Firefox, or how you surf the web. Despite it’s overwhelming popularity, I was surprised to see that many people aren’t aware of this revolutionary invention, which is way I’d like to discuss it. Adblock…

7 Firefox Plugins For Web Designers

There is absolutely no doubt which browser we all should be using, regardless of the OS of choice. The beauty of Mozilla Firefox lies in the ability to customize it and extend it to fit your needs. While there are thousands of free plugins out there, I’ve complied a list of the seven add-ons that I believe any web designer…