Archive for January 2008

Custom Link Buttons

by Michael

So I have finally done what I promised quite a few people I would do. I have made a tool for making Toolbar Buttons that can go to any link you want. Web site owners are allowed to put the extension's it creates on their own site provided they give a link back to the tool.

It has quite a few a few options. The URL, extension name, the button label etc. and Three methods of picking what icon the button will use. It can be one of several supplied, the site favicon or one of your own images. All images are resized to the correct sizes needed by the extension.

There is also the possibility of updating the extension should you change your home page or sites icon but to do so you need the extensions id and password, which is provided when it is first created. If you loose the password feel free to contact me and I can help you out. Updates to handle new versions of Firefox will be provided by me as well.

SEO Toolbar

by Michael

There has just been a release of a new extension on addons.mirror.org called SEO Toolbar. Now I think the extension is a great addition to every web masters tool kit. Part of the reason I agreed to update and add many new features to it for the extension's owner SEO Company

The extension displays things like a pages PR and Yahoo! Inbound Link Count that are regarded as important when it comes to getting your pages in the top of the search results. The extension does not just display these two results, it provides an amazing 20 different figures that every web master should check from time to time. This includes the ILQ (Inbound Link Quality) that is unique to this extension.

The extension also provides a handy white-list feature for controlling what sites the results are displayed on.

So go check out its Home page and become a happy user of this extension like so many others are.

General Updates

by Michael

It has been a little time since I last posted anything, so a little update on what I have been doing. Well first there has been the redesign of both this site and AccessFirefox.org which is owned by a friend of mine. I also launched Xrl.in for the purpose of making long links shorter.

Along with redesigning the site I added extra content. I added a new section called Tech Stories which some may find interesting.

There is also a new section called the JavaScript Tory Store where I have various widgets such as a Color Picker. Along with a few you can add to your own site, such as a Slide Show, Image Loader and more.

There has also been the official release of the Toolbar Buttons that was in its beta when I last posted. Along with a number of bug fixes it contained over a dozen new buttons. I am now working on the next version that should again contain many new buttons.

Also thanks to Neil Smithline (for the donation) this site now supports using HTTPS. This mean I can continue supplying updates though this site (most of them go though addons.mozilla.org) but for example the Custom Toolbar Button Maker does not so that will continue to work under Firefox 3 which requires secure update (extension gets disabled with out it).