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The Web Developer extension is a finalist in the Extend Firefox contest. The winners will be announced in mid-February and I am up against some stiff competition including IE Tab and Adblock. Wish me luck!

Web Developer 1.0.2

Version 1.0.2 of the Web Developer extension has been released. This is a patch release containing a few minor bug fixes.

Web Developer 1.0.1

Version 1.0.1 of the Web Developer extension has been released. This is a patch release containing a few minor bug fixes.

The localized build has also now been updated to the latest version. If you have already installed version 1.0 there should be no issues upgrading, but otherwise it is recommended to uninstall the previous version before upgrading.

Update: A couple of bugs have been discovered with the ‘Edit CSS’ feature so you may want to hold off on upgrading for the moment.

Update 2: The CSS bugs have been fixed and the extension has been replaced with the fixed version. I did not change the version number as the fix was minor, so if you have already installed this version you will need to re-install the extension.

Best Seats Ever

For Christmas I bought my friend Alex tickets to see the Los Angeles Lakers play basketball against the Golden State Warriors. However, instead of going with regular priced seats, I decided to splash out and bought tickets just a few rows back in the lower tier from StubHub. The game was this Saturday and it was awesome!

Golden State Warriors - January 2006

We were sat directly behind the sports reporters next to one of the baskets and, while I knew the tickets would be great, I did not realize how much they would change what you see of the game. Being that close to the action allows you to see and hear the players much more clearly and makes you really appreciate the physical nature of the game.


The game itself was fantastic—although the Warriors lost—with a number of ridiculous dunks from Kwame Brown, Baron Davis, Smush Parker and Jason Richardson. One of Jason Richardson’s dunks in particular was a breakaway where he appeared to be coming straight toward us in our seats.

While I certainly cannot afford to buy these tickets on a regular basis, I would love to do this again in the future.

Web Developer 1.0

A year in the making, I am pleased to finally announce the 1.0 release of the Web Developer extension. This release contains a huge number of new features and bug fixes.

Some new features to look out for are:

  • Display Element Information
  • Display Ruler
  • Edit HTML
  • View Document Size

Other notable new features are support for opening the current page in another application through the customizable ‘Tools’ menu and viewing the source in an external editor through the customizable ‘View Source’ menu.

Note: If you are upgrading from a previous version of the extension you are strongly recommended to uninstall the extension before upgrading. If you are having problems after upgrading you should uninstall the extension in safe mode and then re-install.