I’ve been using Mozilla Firefox since version 0.8. I love it. It’s perhaps the best thing to happen to the Internet since Netscape 3. One of the things I love about Firefox is that it is extensible. You can download hundreds of custom modifications to make Firefox tick just as you want. Below is a list of the extensions I automatically install on every computer I plan on using for any length of time:
- Web Developer Toolbar — An indespensible list to allow you to inspect any and every aspect of a webpage and its contents. It’s the best thing I’ve ever seen for debugging CSS and DHTML code.
- Tab X — Adds a close button to the corner of each open tab. Some people don’t like this, but I think it makes cleaning up a bunch of open web pages very easy.
- Colorful Tabs — Makes sorting through tabs very easy, thanks to the soothing colors it assigns each tab.
- Live HTTP Headers — Shows you exactly what’s being sent to the server. A web designers delight! I used it to debug a Smoothwall box just the other day!
If you don’t already have Firefox, get it now! You’ll be surfing faster and safer!