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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Firefox joins Chrome in plugin crash protection

Category: Plugins

Yesterday Mozilla released a new Firefox 3.6 point release including regular stability fixes and a plugin crash protection system that was originally planned for Firefox 3.7. The crash protection isolates plugins in their own process, meaning that a plugin will not bring down the entire browser when it crashes or freezes. Mozilla states that one Read the rest…

Posted by José Jeria at 11:47 am
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2.3 rating from 3 votes

Monday, May 24th, 2010

FireBreath: Cross platform plugin framework

Category: Plugins

FireBreath 1.0 has been released. What is it you ask? FireBreath aims to be a cross-platform plugin architecture, targeting: NPAPI browsers on windows, mac, and linux: Gecko/Firefox Google Chrome Apple Safari ActiveX Control hosts: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8 You can run a script and start hacking on a new plugin, and it Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:34 am
3 Comments

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1 rating from 1 votes

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

O3D: Google releases 3D API in a Browser Plugin

Category: Google, Plugins

Google has released O3D, a browser plugin that gives developers a 3D API. It sits at a slightly higher level than other APIs (such as OpenGL / Canvas 3D type implementations) so it will be interesting to see if developers like the higher level abstraction, especially for building games. These APIs can also be implemented Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:23 pm
12 Comments

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4 rating from 55 votes

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Horizontal Accordion 2.0 for jQuery

Category: jQuery, Plugins, UI

Alexander Graef wrote in to tell us about the excellent Horizontal Accordion jQuery plug-in, which takes an unordered list: HTML4 < view plain text > <ul class="test">   <li><div class="handle"><img src=’images/title1.png’/></div><img src=’images/image_test.gif’ align=’left’/>     <h3>Content 1</h3>     <p>…</p>   </li>   <li><div class="handle"><img src=’images/title2.png’/></div><img src=’images/image_test.gif’ align=’left’/>     <h3>Content 2</h3>     <p>…</p> Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:06 am
10 Comments

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4 rating from 11 votes

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Notimoo Brings Growl to MooTools

Category: MooTools, Plugins, UI

Joining the world’s collection of Growl-related libraries is Notimoo, a beautiful Growl implementation for MooTools. It’s a little more sophisticated than most of the Growl ports as it supports persistence messages (that require a user’s click to clear and scroll into view) and allows you to configure where on the screen the messages appear: js Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 11:30 am
2 Comments

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4.1 rating from 33 votes

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Text-Overflow for Firefox via jQuery

Category: Firefox, jQuery, Plugins

Devon Govett is a fan of the new CSS3 property text-overflow: There are a few CSS features that Microsoft pioneered and has had available to developers in Internet Explorer for a long time now. One of those features is the text-overflow property, which is now in CSS3 and has implementations in Safari, and Opera. Firefox Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 9:03 am
26 Comments

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3.3 rating from 33 votes

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Write your own Yahoo! BrowserPlus service with new SDK

Category: Browsers, Plugins, Yahoo!

Lloyd Hilalel and the Yahoo! BrowserPlus team have released a BrowserPlus SDK which allows you to easily create your own services: We’re extremely happy to announce the availability of the BrowserPlus SDK. This first SDK and the accompanying documentation gives you all the tools you’ll need to start extending the web using BrowserPlus. Getting started Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:13 pm
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4.2 rating from 36 votes

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Live Blogging the Yahoo BrowserPlus Release Party

Category: Browsers, Plugins, Yahoo!

Austin Chau and I are here on the Yahoo campus for the Yahoo BrowserPlus release party. I’m going to blog the event as it happens here (Disclosure: I work for Google with the Open Web Advocacy and Gears teams). First, Ernest Delgado, Canvas whiz here at Yahoo, sent me a cool demo showing a prototype Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 7:36 pm
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3.5 rating from 24 votes

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Greasemonkey, Chrome Edition

Category: Browsers, Chrome, Plugins

Chromium gained an important patch over the weekend, with the introduction of Greasemonkey support. The patch came from none other than Aaron Boodman, creator of the original Firefox add-on, and also a Google employee. For now, it’s just a patch and it’s not yet clear if and when it will be part of the official Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:09 pm
5 Comments

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4 rating from 30 votes

Monday, July 21st, 2008

WebMonkey’s Five Best Firebug Extensions

Category: Debugging, Plugins

Adam DuVander over at WebMonkey has compiled a list of their five favorite Firebug extensions. The ever-popular YSlow tops the list, but to that they add: Firecookie for easy access to cookie information FirePHP to integrating server-provided PHP debugging information with the Firebug UI Pixel Perfect for overlaying mock-ups on top of the real thing Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 9:06 am
11 Comments

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4.5 rating from 31 votes

jQuery: Sparklines Plug-in

Category: jQuery, Plugins

Edward Tufte has long had a following of fans in the field of information visualizations. Among his interesting taxonomy of visualization types is the “Sparkline“, which he describes as “data-intense, design-simple, word-sized graphics”. While Tufte originally suggested that computer displays are too low-resolution to effectively make use of Sparklines (vs. printed page), James Dempster pointed Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:21 am
9 Comments

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3.8 rating from 39 votes

Friday, October 19th, 2007

jQuery Logging

Category: jQuery, Library, Plugins, Tip

Dominic Mitchell has created a mini jQuery logging plugin that ties Firebug to the call chain. This means that if you are debugging something you can quickly add a .log(“….”) in the chain: javascript < view plain text > jQuery.fn.log = function (msg) {       console.log("%s: %o", msg, this);       return Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:05 am
11 Comments

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3.1 rating from 105 votes

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

AjaxRain.com gets a facelift, tops 600+ Ajax/JS/RIA controls

Category: Ajax, Plugins, Roundup

AjaxRain.com, the site dedicated to aggregating Ajax, JavaScript and RIA controls & libraries, has gotten a cool facelift and some much needed features. On top of that, they continue to post controls at an amazing rate with 638 submissions at last count. Some of the new nuggets include: Storing favorites Comments Voting on entries Date Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 1:00 pm
11 Comments

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4.1 rating from 14 votes

Monday, August 7th, 2006

Ajax3D – the Next Arc up the Hype Curve

Category: Editorial, Plugins

Overuse a term and it becomes meaningless. How much meaning is still in the term ‘Ajax?’ Media Machines tries to wring a little more buzz out of it — first take an X3D and VRML browser plugin with ECMAScript bindings (Flux), combine it with XMLHttpRequest and voila! You’ve got Ajax3D. At least that’s what you Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 5:45 pm
12 Comments

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3.1 rating from 31 votes