WordPress Surprise

Today I opened Firefox 3.6 to test an add-on I am working on (yes, many still support it) and saw this notice in the WordPress Dashboard.

Well, it is not a surprise really, as WordPress has been doing great things for the Web to move it forward since it’s inception. They are Open Source. The platform gets better and better with each release. They have a viable business via Automattic. WordPress and Firefox have always played nice together. There are plenty of add-ons available to enhance your WordPress experience. I could go on…

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Pretty Install

There was a plan to turn the Firefox add-on install dialog into a doorhanger dialog (bug 588266). This has been abandoned in favour of an approach using tabs (bug 643020). Rather than let the work for the former approach go to waste, we are releasing it as an add-on.

USAGE:

  • It only works for remote installs. For local installs, the current dialog shows.
  • Clicking anywhere outside the doorhanger dismisses it and cancels the install.
  • Switching to a new tab or window when the doorhanger is open cancels the install.

If you feel like it is an experiment worth pursuing further, the source is available on github.

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Proud

Today, I am proud to be a Firefox user and Mozillian. Thank you to the amazing Mozilla community worldwide that has contributed to Firefox 4 and the Open Web.

If you don’t know what Mozilla and Firefox are all about, watch this video.

Watch with subtitles in some languages here.

Can’t see the video? Get Firefox! Alternatively, watch here.

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Hack the Browser, London Style

Calling all software developers in the UK and Ireland. If you are interested in the Web, an event not to miss is the upcoming Mozilla Add-ons Workshop in London. It is an evening event scheduled for 6:30pm -10:30pm on 30 June.

We’ll be talking about extending Firefox, the latest and upcoming happenings on the Mozilla Add-ons site, as well as the great Web technologies packed into modern browsers – HTML5 and more.

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