Friday, November 12th, 2010

HTML5 forms validation in Firefox 4

Category: Firefox, JavaScript

Mounir Lamouri looks at native browser-side form validation in Firefox4  – while re-iterating the need for re-validating on the server-side too. The objective of the browser-side form validation is to relieve JavaScript of the need to do a lot of basic form checking. Lanouri writes: ”All new input types introduced with HTML5 forms except search Read the rest…

Posted by jvaughan at 3:20 pm

3.6 rating from 11 votes

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Firefox 4 Beta

Category: Android, Firefox, Mobile

A new beta for mobile this way comes. Outstanding issues addressed include reduced memory usage, improved text rendering install size reduction on Android.

Posted by jvaughan at 2:33 pm

2.9 rating from 17 votes

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Animating With Firefox’s mozRequestAnimationFrame

Category: Animation, Firefox

Firefox 4 is going to be a very exciting release. Robert O’Callahan details one of the new features, which should help animation, called mozRequestAnimationFrame. First the motivation: In Firefox 4 we’ve added support for two major standards for declarative animation — SVG Animation (aka SMIL) and CSS Transitions. However, I also feel strongly that the Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 7:00 am
1 Comment

2.8 rating from 19 votes

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Firefox 4: HTML5 and Native JSON Store

Category: Browsers, Firefox

Mike Beltzner, Director of Firefox and all-round top chap, gave an open presentation on what is coming in Firefox 4: The full video is also available which goes into detail on the main themes of the next release of Firefox (3.7 is dead, long live 4!) Fast: making Firefox super-duper fast Powerful: enabling new open, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:06 am

2.7 rating from 3 votes

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Firefox Heads Up Display for Developers

Category: Firefox, Utility

Firefox was the Web runtime that gave us the best Web developer tools… some built-in, and then the likes of Firebug. We are seeing more, newer tools coming out of Mozilla. David Dahl, Firefox engineer, is working on a fun new console heads up display: Create an interactive Console to help web developers understand everything Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:57 pm

5 rating from 30 votes

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Jetpack SDK: The reboot of the extensions

Category: Firefox, Mozilla

The Jetpack project over at Mozilla Labs has been rethinking what it is to extend the browser (as has Chrome Extensions). They both move us to using Web technologies and skills rather than having to digg into XUL or C++. The project has gone through a reboot, and shed the original experiment as Jetpack Prototype. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:16 am

4.3 rating from 21 votes

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Firebug 1.5: New Features and ready for Firefox 3.6

Category: Debugging, Firefox

Nice work Firebug team for announcing Firebug 1.5, a great release that fixes many bugs and adds great features: Mike Radcliffe’s Inspector. A key feature, now solid as a rock, Jan ‘Honza’ Odvarko’s expanded and refined Net panel, with accurate timings, Steve Roussey’s reworking of HTML editing and entity support, Kevin Decker’s CSS and Style Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:49 am

4.6 rating from 61 votes

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Official Firefox Add-On Store?

Category: Firefox, Mozilla

According to The Register, Mozilla may soon build a marketplace for add-ons: Mozilla has said it will “probably” open a marketplace for Firefox add-ons sometime next year. Add-ons product manager Justin Scott (reluctantly) announced the news this morning at an add-on-happy conference in Mozilla’s home town of Mountain View, California. “We’ll probably be doing a Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 10:59 pm
1 Comment

2.7 rating from 31 votes

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Firefox 3.6 appearance adds a lot of developer features

Category: Browsers, Firefox, Mozilla

Firefox 3.6 is already on the scene with the first beta release. The Mozilla team is moving faster and faster these days which is fantastic to see. At the high level: Users can now change their browser’s appearance with a single click, with built in support for Personas. Firefox 3.6 will alert users about out Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:30 am

2.7 rating from 69 votes

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Be a CSS Ninja with your Font Dragr

Category: Firefox, Showcase, Typography

The CSS Ninja has created a Font Dragr drag and drop font tester: Font dragr is an experimental web app that uses HTML5 & CSS3 to create a useful standalone web based application for testing custom fonts, once you visit it for the first time you don’t need to be online to use it after Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:34 am

1.7 rating from 53 votes

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Firefox Trunk: Accelerometers, WebGL, and CSS Transitions

Category: Firefox

Paul Rouget shows off some cool new demos that are baking on the trunk of Firefox currently. First are some nifty new events that get fired if your computer has an accelerometer: < View plain text > javascript window.addEventListener("MozOrientation", function(e) { /* 3 values: e.x, e.y, e.y */ }, true) It works with MacBooks and Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 7:30 am

4 rating from 34 votes

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Enhanced Firefox Memory Profiler Add-on

Category: Firefox, Mozilla

Atul Varma keeps on producing more amazing tools for the Web than I have had hot dinners. I got to work with him on the original memory tool experiment and he has just improved it a lot. As well as the nice new look, there is a new API with nice methods such as getObjectTable Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:27 am

2.6 rating from 25 votes

Monday, September 21st, 2009

WebGL available in Firefox Nightly

Category: 3D, Firefox

We mentioned that WebGL had landed in WebKit source, when it joined Firefox. Vladimir Vuki?evi? of Mozilla has posted on how it shows up in a nightly instead of just source (which requires a compiler flag etc. This is incredibly exciting, as Jon Tirsen said: Your next 3D shooter will sport a nice “Your browser Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:03 am

4.4 rating from 38 votes

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Crazy sexy Firefox multitouch demo

Category: Browsers, Firefox

Felipe Gomes has extended multitouch support in Firefox to reach into content space (i.e. us Web devs can use it!). Checking out the sexy demos in the video above will make you pine for the day (not long!) where all laptop screens support touch (my son thinks they are already ;) We have three new Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:59 pm

4.4 rating from 33 votes

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Firefox 3.5: The fastest fox has landed

Category: Browsers, Firefox

It is great to feel the good vibes at Mozilla HQ today as we launch Firefox 3.5! It is always an interesting ride to see a browser develop, and realize how complex and large the work is. Congrats to the browser developers out there who are working hard to make the Web better. With final Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:35 am

4 rating from 83 votes

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Web Developer Collection: Packaged up Firefox extensions

Category: Debugging, Firefox, Utility

Over the years we are have mentioned many Firefox, and Firebug plugins to aid us Web developers. Wouldn’t it be nice to subscribe to a bundle of these tools? The Firefox Add On team has now given us that ability with Add On Collections: Today, we’re excited to introduce a new feature to our website Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:22 am

3.8 rating from 23 votes