Archive for the ‘Firefox Add-Ons’ Category

Porting a Firefox add-on to a Chrome extension

Google recently opened their Chrome extensions gallery for submissions. So I thought I would have a go at creating one. I’ve made three Firefox add-ons so I thought I would convert one of those. I chose Wolfram Alpha Google as it has the least browser-related code of the three. Nearly all of it is regular […]

Customize Titlebar Firefox Add-on now public.

I released my 3rd Firefox add-on a while ago. It’s called Customize Titlebar and it’s now been approved by Firefox to be included in their approved public downloads. Customize Titlebar does basically what it says it does. It lets you change the text that appears in the title of the browser window. You can see […]

100,000 Downloads of Wolfram Alpha Google

So the download counter for my Firefox add-on Wolfram Alpha Google just ticked over 100,000 downloads. It’s quite an exciting milestone for me and I want to thank everyone who has tried it out and especially those of you who have given feedback and reported bugs. The success of the add-on has mostly followed the […]

Broken Link Checker Firefox Addon

Broken links suck! No matter whether you are a webmaster or a search engine marketer, dealing with broken links can be a huge time sink. So what can we do about it? The following steps will show you the easy way to do it using my free Firefox Addon. If you don’t already have it […]

What is SEM Tools Pro

SEM Tools is a Firefox add-on that helps you manage Pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns. It’s intended for people who manage PPC campaigns full time (or at least most of their time). I started working on it because I found myself spending a lot of time doing manual, tedious work instead of doing the interesting things like […]

How to write effective Adwords creatives

Lately I’ve been working on a creative writing tool for my Firefox add-on called SEM Tools. The tool’s main purpose is as a replacement for using “creative templates” in a spreadsheet. But while making it I also had some good ideas to improve the overall creative writing process. So first let’s look at what makes […]

Iframe Buster Buster in a Firefox add-on

I’m the author of a Firefox add-on called Wolfram Alpha Google that shows the results from Wolfram Alpha on the Google search results page whenever you do a search on Google. It worked pretty well up until this Saturday. On Saturday afternoon I came home from the beach and was searching for something on Google […]

SEM Tools Version 2.0 soon to be released.

So I finally decided to bight the bullet and set up a proper blog. Over the last few months while working on developing some Firefox add-ons I’ve learnt a lot and had some interesting ideas and I wanted somewhere to share those thoughts. So here it is! 🙂 I also wanted to announce that SEM […]