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The New IE11 F12 Tools

Back in January, Ray Bango walked you through the features of Internet Explorer 10's F12 Developer Tools. Microsoft's recent release of Windows 8.1 Preview brings with it, not only an update to Internet Explorer (now at v11) but also a welcome refresh to the F12 Developer Tools. The latter is especially important since developers are dependent on them to troubleshoot site-related issues from within IE. Till now the tools have solved most debugging use-cases but it's clear that as sites become more complex, developers need richer tools to work with.

August 13, 2013 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Animated CSS Effects with Fallbacks

Being the pragmatic type, Chris Mills has been exploring CSS animations mostly from more of a real-world perspective, thinking about how they can be used to create usable features on web pages. And of course, he needs to consider what happens when older browsers that don’t support these features access your pages. Sometimes you can rely on graceful degradation, but sometimes you need to deal with such browser differences in a more intelligent way.

February 18, 2013 Author: Ivo Rangelov Rating: Not enough votes

New Developer Tools in Firefox 10 and 11

Firefox 10, due out January 31st (the same day Firefox 11 becomes an official Beta release), finally rounds out the browser’s growing collection of developer tools with Page and Style Inspectors. In some ways, these tools are similar to Firebug, but they’re also uniquely Mozilla-ey.

January 31, 2012 Author: Daniela Vaseva Rating: Not enough votes

IE-only Styles: Where Should They Be Placed?

Dealing with Internet Explorer is a fact of web design, and it isn’t going to go away anytime soon. If not for some of the differences in the way IE6 and IE7 handle certain areas of CSS (whether it be margin bugs, float bugs, or other problems), CSS development would be so much easier.

July 13, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Support Internet Explorer and Still Be Cutting Edge

Everyone has been going on about how we should use CSS3 more and all of the possibilities and flexibility that come with it, but that we should still consider IE6 and other troubling browsers.

But how do we actually do that? How do we create websites that are up to date with the latest coding techniques but that are also usable for people experiencing the Web on Internet Explorer?

December 2, 2009 Author: Patrick Julicher Rating: Not enough votes

Build Your Own Firefox Search Engine

Firefox's built-in search box lets you search Google from wherever you are. You don't have to settle for that built-in searching, though, because you can build your own Firefox search engine plug-in to search through any site from the Google search box.

June 4, 2005 Author: Chris Charlton Rating:

Adding Custom Buttons to Internet Explorer

Have you ever wanted to extend the Internet Explorer toolbar by adding your own buttons? Say you wanted to add a button that launched [Dreamweaver], for example, or some other tool you frequently need to access when browsing the Web. Or maybe you'd like a button that launches a script that opens your company intranet home page in a new IE window.

Perhaps you'd like a button that does some other custom action, such as launching Notepad (if you're cheap)... to jot down some notes. Or maybe you need to allow users to perform some action on a kiosk machine that allows access only to IE and not the Start menu or desktop.

April 27, 2005 Author: Chris Charlton Rating:

Hacking Firefox: Add Stuff to Your Toolbars

Firefox fans, are you looking to trick out your toolbar with all kinds of cool new features? In an excerpt from the just-published "Firefox Hacks," [we] show you how to integrate Firefox with Gmail using the GMail Notifier extension, and how to use InfoLister, an extension that generates an HTML list of everything you currently have installed in your Firefox implementation.

April 14, 2005 Author: Chris Charlton Rating:

Making Firefox look like IE

Ok quite why anyone would want to do this is beyond me... but should you want to make FireFox look like IE then this is how to go about it!
March 13, 2005 Author: Simon Martin Rating: