Posts tagged ‘web-development’

May 12, 2010

Calculator-Bar: Firefox Addon, Simple Tool for Number Crunchers

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

Calculator-Bar Preview Image of Calculator-Bar is a Mozilla Firefox add-on which lets you open and make calculation on Calculator panel above the status bar of the browser. The power of this add-on lies in its simplicity and usefulness.

You can show and hide the calculator, just clicking on the nice little icon in the status bar,. I think it’s the best feature as it does not clutter the workspace when you don’t need it. It is operatable by the Num-Pad on the keyboard as well as buttons on the panel.

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May 10, 2010

4 Reasons, Why Session Id’s are Bad for SEO ?

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

I keep hearing on internet in SEO best-practices or approaches that session id’s are bad for Search Engine Optimization(SEO), but no one tells, WHY ? So i took some time to search as to why do engines(google, yahoo, bing) have such problems, what are the factors which affect the ranking in respect of Session ID.

Here is a list of affects of Session id in a URL:

1.  One good reason, you never want a session ID to show up in a URL

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May 8, 2010

Behind The *Asterisks*: Firefox Addon, making life easy

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

Behind The *Asterisks* (EladKarako Mod) http://in.linkedin.com/in/prashantkumarsharma is a 7 Kb Addon provides a Fast Way To View The Content Of The “Password Field”, which normally Shows only Asterisks representing real characters.

This add-on has no configuration and really easy to use, simplicity at its best; It shows the content of password field as a normal text field.

If you are Firefox-ing at office,

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May 1, 2010

Multi Links: Mozilla Firefox Addon

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

Multi Links by Grizzly Ape Preview Image of Multi Links is a Mozilla Firefox add-on which  lets you open, copy or bookmark multiple links at the same time rather than having to do them one at a time.

I especially like the quick ON / OFF functionality it provides just by clicking it in the status bar of Browser; because i find it difficult to work when its activated as sometimes i accidentally drag the mouse to open unwanted links.

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April 30, 2010

IE Tab, IE Tab 2: Mozilla Firefox Addon

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

IE Tab 2 (FF 3.6+) by ietab.net Preview Image of IE Tab 2 (FF 3.6+) is yet another very useful add-on for Mozilla Firefox as it saves me from the constant hassle of copy and pasting the URLs, I want to open in my Microsoft Internet Explorer. One more great tool for web developers and designers to keep handy.

IE Tab uses your currently installed version of Internet Explorer to render web pages in Mozilla Firefox.

IE Tab for IE Tab 2 for Firefox is a browser extension that allows you to use Internet Explorer to display web pages in a tab. This is useful in many cases where

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April 29, 2010

YouTube Embedded Player: List of Parameters

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

This document describes all the parameters that are available in the YouTube embedded player and can be used as a guide or a tutorial for help. Appending these parameters to the SWF URL allow you to customize, set things like color and borders, as well as whether to enable the JavaScript API for the player.

All of the following parameters are optional. They are officially supported only by the embedded player, but a subset of them may work with other players such as the playlist player or the custom player.

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April 28, 2010

Robots.txt: Guide to Robots exclusion standard

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

robots.txt, also known as the Robots Exclusion Protocol or Robot Exclusion Standard protocol, is a convention to prevent cooperating web spiders and other web robots from accessing all or part of a website which is otherwise publicly viewable. Robots are often used by search engines to categorize and archive web sites, or by webmasters to proofread source code. The standard is unrelated to, but can be used in conjunction with, Sitemaps, a robot inclusion standard for websites.

Here are few facts, i have discovered while working with robots.txt and are difficult to find anywhere,

  • The robots.txt patterns are matched by simple substring comparisons.
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April 27, 2010

Sxipper: Mozilla Firefox Addon

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

Sxipper is one of the most frequently used add-on in my Mozilla Firefox Browser for password management and alone saves at least 20 minutes of my time, daily, by saving me of putting in the passwords and filling up the forms.

Working as a Web Developer i am bound to fill few forms and login to many Online accounts on daily basis. Not only it saves me of remembering the passwords, it fills the forms in style and keeps tracks of which account i used last time.

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April 25, 2010

ColorZilla addon for Firefox: Must have tool for a Web-Developer

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

ColorZilla is an extension for Mozilla Firefox and the Mozilla Suite.

It assists web developers and graphic designers with color related tasks – both basic and advanced with features like  Eyedropper, ColorPicker, Page Zoomer and other colorful goodies..

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April 23, 2010

How to take a Complete Backup of Firefox

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

I am used to frequently format my PC and one thing which bugs me most after the routine installation of all the softwares i use is, re-installing the addons / extensions of Firefox. Being in the field of web-development i use plenty of them.Sometimes back i found that taking Backup of Firefox is quite easier using addons. I conducted a small research , tried all the addons and finally came up with something that met all my requirements – F

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