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Development Firefox Extensions

In my working life, I work as a web developer. In my tireless search for tools to help in this endeavor I use some absolutely invaluable Firefox Extensions. Most people that work in the field will probably know about them, but I figured I would post something with links to the extensions I use. Let me know if there are others you use which I have missed.

Bookmark Sync and Sortconnect to an FTP/WebDAV server and synchronize your bookmarks

Deepest Sender – (OK, not really development software, but great for posting to WordPress without needing to explicitly log in to WordPress.com) post to blogs from directly within Firefox

Dowload StatusbarView and manage downloads from a tidy statusbar – without the download window getting in the way of your web browsing.

Firebugedit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page

FireFTPsecure, cross-platform FTP client

GoogleTabsopen Google search results in tabs

HTML Validatoradds HTML validation

IE Tabsee how your webpage displayed in IE with just one click and then switch back to Firefox

StylishUser styles empower your browsing experience by letting you fix ugly sites

Web DeveloperAdds a menu and a toolbar with various web developer tools

P.S. If you don’t have Firefox yet, go get it now! :p

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Free Outlook integrated RSS Feed and Blog reader

A free Rss Feed reader (much like Newsgator but free) is available at http://rssfeederdotnet.sourceforge.net/.

This integrates really well into Outlook and as an added bonus, the source code is available too.

Testing media player inspection from Deepest Sender

Update: If it did get the music info, I can’t see it 😐

Just trying to see whether Deepest Sender (an excellent Firefox plugin for posting to WordPress blogs from Firefox) actually picks up what is currently playing in Media Player.

Oh and if you are having trouble logging in to your WordPress blog with Deepest Sender, this blog helped me out by telling me:

you just need configure the plug-in with the following post URL: http://username.wordpress.com/xmlrpc.php”

Nice little extension that one 🙂