July 29, 2005
Opera gains self confidence
But how many sites will then end up blocking it?
July 27, 2005
Someone wrote a song about me!. I wonder if I can sue for slander?
New Gmail Notifier
Gmail Notifier 0.5.0
Get it here
- Optional dropdown for the toolbar item to access labels (unread count per label is shown there as well as in the tooltip)
- Get Gmail storage amount from screenscraping code, no longer hardcoded.
- Option to only handle unread mail in inbox (rather than total unread) in Preferences.
- Gmail changed their login code again.
Running an update from the extension manager should pick up 0.5.0. Submitted to update.mozilla as well, not sure when they'll approve it.
July 26, 2005
Migrate apps from Internet Explorer to Mozilla
My IE Migration guide has been published on IBM's DeveloperWorks. The original is somewhat old, so some of the information is a bit outdated (1.7 based), but should still hopefully help people with certain problems.
July 22, 2005
Use Firefox, Get Free Month Of Hosting
Shameless plug for my web host: Site 5 is giving away one month of free hosting if you signup using Firefox. Their new site still has some Gecko issues, but a nice idea.
July 21, 2005
Gmail Notifier Beta
The 0.5 beta is available (version number is 0.4.20 since there is no way to make it 0.5b1 or such)
- Optional dropdown for the toolbar item to access labels (unread count per folder is shown there)
- Gmail storage amount no longer hardcoded.
- Option to only report unread mail in Inbox (rather than total unread) in Preferences.
July 18, 2005
DOM Scripting Task Force
The DOM Scripting Task Force is a task force, composed of puppets, saving the world from terrorists.
They never define accessibility. Keyboard navigation? Screenreader support? For keyboard navigation, yes, you can design your application to work better, but that usually involves events, which pretty much each browser implements differently. And that is a weakness of the whole site, they naivly assume DOM Scripting is cross browser because it is based on a W3C standard. Mozilla folks know better :) No browser implements events the same way...
As someone who deals with "how do I get this working in Mozilla" on quite complex web applications, I believe the real way is to educate people by providing good developer resources so that developers go their rather than the quite good MSDN and end up using IE syntax. Is the WASP going to do this? Or just link to samples others have written and pat themselves on their backs and buzz around?