Internet Explorer 7 has been on full release for about a week now and Mozilla have managed to jump on the proverbial bandwagon and release Firefox 2.0. If you haven’t already downloaded it, you can find it here:
I was originally writing a blog post on getting FF2 to run simultaneously with FF1.5 (for testing purposes), but Stupot beat me to it. So instead, I’m collating a short list of resources to help you get the most out of Firefox 2.0.
- Run Firefox 2.0 and 1.5 Side-By-Side - Handy for all that browser compatibility testing.
- Top Firefox 2.0 Config Tweaks - Learn how to force FF to restore your tab session even without a crash.
- Web Developer Toolbar Extension - Invaluable for web developers. If you haven't already got this, you need it.
- IE Tab Extension - Run IE in a Firefox tab. Brilliant. Saves on all those superfluous browser windows.
- Fangs Screen Reader Emulator Extension - Handy for accessibility testing but not replacement for the real thing.
- Firebug Error Console/Debugger Extension - Forget about Console², this is the console of choice.
- HTML Validator Extension - Validates your (X)HTML whilst you work. A wonderful time saver.
- Tails Microformats Extension - Microformats are the next big thing. Tails will let you know when there are Microformats present.Update: It would appear that Tails hasn't been properly ported to FF2.0 as yet, and, as a result, suffers some rather strange behaviour.