20+ Firefox Plugins to Enhance Your YouTube Experience

Reprinted from November 18, 2008 – 8:45 am PDT – by Sean P. Aune

There is no arguing that YouTube is the most popular video sharing site out there, but that isn’t to say that there aren’t things about it that annoy users.  With that said, there are a wide array of plugins for Firefox to make the YouTube user experience that much better.  Here are over 20 that will let you save your favorite videos before they disappear, stop them from autoplaying when you come to a page, and more. Continue reading “20+ Firefox Plugins to Enhance Your YouTube Experience” »

15 Helpful In-Browser Web Development Tools

Reprinted from SmashingMagazine – November 18th, 2008 in Developer’s Toolbox | 158 Comments

There are many useful Web development tools that integrate in your browser. These in-browser tools are commonly known as add-ons or extensions. Though add-ons and extensions aren’t just for Web development, many of them out there are designed specifically for Web developers. In-browser tools vary greatly in the jobs they perform; for example, some of them help you diagnose issues with CSS, HTML and JavaScript, while others evaluate the accessibility of your website.

In this article, we explore some of the most popular and useful in-browser Web development tools. You’ll find tools for popular Web browsers like Firefox and Internet Explorer. Whether you need to debug and inspect your HTML, inspect HTTP headers, access FTP source files, evaluate accessibility or just figure out what color a Web page element is, you may find a variety of tools discussed here useful. Continue reading “15 Helpful In-Browser Web Development Tools” »

Most Popular Top 10’s of 2008

Almost two years later, our weekly listicle, the Lifehacker Top 10, still proves to be one of the most popular posts that publishes here. Since our top 10-making bot is off this weekend, take a gander at 20 of the most popular Top 10’s that have published in 2008 so far. Continue reading “Most Popular Top 10’s of 2008” »

100 Skills Every Man Should Know: 2008’s Ultimate DIY List

Brains and charm are fine, but a real guy needs to know how to do real stuff. After months of debate among PM’s expert editors, here’s our lineup of essential skills, broken down in 10 categories for the competent man—plus 20 tools you need to own. Did we leave anything out—or included a skill you don’t think is worthy? Sound off in our chat, then take PM’s interactive DIY quiz to see how you measure up!

Published on: September 8, 2008 Continue reading “100 Skills Every Man Should Know: 2008’s Ultimate DIY List” »