Hello there. I am Terry and I am a full-time undergraduate based in Singapore. I take photos, write a blog and design websites.

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Kickass Firefox!

Yes, the new Firefox 3.0 is out :razz: if you have not got it installed, do it quickly because it fixes a handful of nasty bugs in the previous version. One of the craziest bug of all is Firefox 2 rendering a small, 1px tall grey line when you scroll down pages that are nested in iframes – which means ugly tagboards and Google adsense advertisements. Now it’s fixed for good! Plus, it comes with one-click bookmaring and smart location bar (which recalls your bookmarked sites as you happily type along in the address bar), which saves you from unnecessary time spent and makes web browsing a breeze.

With love, from IE Team

So it turned out to be a hoax – the IE team did not send a cake to Mozilla‘s for the release of Firefox 3. Nonetheless, it’s really funny to see how people would react to the cake. Some says that the Mozilla’s cake would have fitted more snugly because of correct padding and margin, some says that the IE cake is laced with poison while some says that it’s infested with bugs (LOL!) – check out the comments of this Flickr photo, and you’re guaranteed to have a good laugh. I’ve added some funny ones into the photo:

IE Sends Mozilla a New Cake for Firefox 3

*Note: Arrows are by myukiori at DeviantArt. Font used is BudHand.

Poor IE team is probably all bitter and eating sour grapes now! I’m not sure whether is it the amalgamation of talents in the Mozilla team or is it the incompetency of IE’s, but Firefox 3 scores better on the Acid test than IE8 (which is YET to be released, but the Beta version is out already): check out the tragic results!

Acid 3 Test - Ideal, Firefox 3.0 and IE 8 in beta.

Looks like there’s still a lot of work to be done by the IE8 team.

Useful Firefox addons

IE Tab (linkie)- It may sound surprising but Mozilla Firefox does come with an IE engine embedded in it! For designers who want to ensure uniformity of the visual aspects of their designs or layouts across Firefox and Internet Explorer, IE Tab saves you the trouble of running an additional Internet Explorer window. Plus, you can compare two identical pages rendered with different layout engines on the fly, by just switching between two tabs. The layout engine can be simply switched with a click near the status bar – it either displays a Firefox or an IE logo, depends on which layout engine you’re currently running in that particular tab.

IE Tab, a Mozilla Firefox addon.

ReloadEvery (linkie)- If you’re tired of constantly refreshing a page and would wish the page to automatically refresh itself after a fixed time, this plugin will definitely be your cup of tea. You can enable it, or set differnet timers for each tab – and you can even apply the same timer setting across all tabs as well. Just be warned that if you have too many tabs opened at one time, brace yourself for a crash into oblivion. This worked miracles for me when Plurk’s AJAX script refuses to refresh my timeline every now and then – so I used it to do the task of refreshing pages!

ReloadEvery, a Mozilla Firefox addon.

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