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Firefox Download Day

Firefox is trying to break the world record for the most software downloaded in a 24 hr period.

Download Day

So if you are like me and you are using an older version of Firefox, tomorrow, June 17th, help Firefox to set a new world record and download the latest FREE version of Firefox.

What features does the new Firefox have?

What, you are still using Internet Explorer?

Alright all you Firefox users, stop your laughing, that’s not polite. For all you still using IE, I implore you to make the switch, not to help me out in any way, but to help yourself. I like you, was once an IE browser user, but after having IE block the Google tool bar a few years ago, I made the switch for professional reasons.  This, I will have you know was my second time attempting to use the Firefox. What can I say, old habits die hard, but as they say, if you do something for something like twenty days it becomes a habit. So my suggestion to you, give Firefox a try for a month, and you too will become a fan of this browser, which can be customized to your needs. Click either image to be able to download Firefox 3.

Firefox 3


According to TechCrunch, the Firefox 3 Hype Worked, because 8.3 million downloads were recorded in the first 24hrs, beating their goal by 5 million.  Congratulations go out to the Firefox marketing team.

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Written by Pixelhead on June 16th, 2008 with 45 comments.
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I have been under the hood messing with the engine…

I had no choice, I had to get my hands onto the engine of the blog. Viewed in Internet Explore(IE), the sidebar of the blog was pushed down to the bottom of the page. As much as I dislike IE, I know that many people still use it for their browsing platform. I too was an avid IE user, but after having IE crash for the umpteenth time, I decided to give Firefox a try, and have been a satisfied Firefox user ever since.Browser Logos
Anyway, I fixed the problem with IE. I went onto the WordPress forum, but was unable to fix the browser problem, then I went onto Lorelle VanFossen’s Blog post The Battle Between Image Width and Column Width. According to Lorelle, when a post has items such as banners or pictures that are too large for the post, IE is unable to handle this situation, and it therefore pushes the sidebar down below the content.

Prior to reading the fore mentioned post, I had been tooling around in the template files for the past week or so, with no success. However, after reading Lorelle’s post, and then going onto the blog in IE, I noticed that after clicking on an idividual post, the sidebar was visible. After a bit of pondering, I decided to open up each post until the sidebar would not open. This strategy worked wonderfully. The defective post was Mybloglog Favorites of the Week from Feb. 18th. I had been messing around with an affiliate program at the time, and I had placed a banner add on the bottom of the post which was too wide for the post. I actually only had the adds on the site for about a week, when I decided I did not like them,and had removed all of the adds, but this one must have escaped my detection.

Well anyways, it was a good experience. I certainly would not have gotten into the template files and explored their capabilities if I had not been trying to fix something. After all “if it isn’t broken, don’t mess with it” is a motto that I live by.

Now fortunately or unfortunately, I am thinking about redesigning the blog. Getting into the template files as well as utilizing the Mosilla Validator are partially to blame for this aspiration. A major influence was the post by Alister Cameron,New design, new network, new title, new underwear!, were he talks about some updates he has made with his site including the new design. It is a nice looking site, but redesigning might be a bit out of my grasp at the moment, but I am sure I will continue to tinker, and will eventually get around to either adapting another template such as the one used by Alister or as suggested by Lorelle, make one from scratch.

Written by Pixelhead on March 29th, 2007 with 7 comments.
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