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Firefox Spinners and What They Can Tell You

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Update! In Firefox Quantum, the spinners were updated to Cylon-eyes. The TL;DR is that there are still two spinning states: Grey Cylon (equivalent to the old anti-clockwise grey spinner)… waiting for response Blue Cylon (quivalent to the old clockwise green spinner)… receiving the response The original article on spinners is below. If you are an […]

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Firefox About URI Schema

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The “about:” URI schema has been around since the days of Netscape, but there is more to it than the common “about:blank” reference for an empty page. Some of these options give you an advanced view over Firefox and its cache – and others a just a bit of entertainment. Here is a list of […]

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Microsoft Expression Super Compare

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Revised, July 2014. I have no idea what became of this product – I think it got rolled into a premium version of the Expression suite, but can’t find any references to it. Original article below… Microsoft have just released a really cool new tool for comparing websites in different versions of the Internet Explorer […]

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HTML5 Browser Test

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Revised, July 2014 – Please see my update on dropping the HTML5 shim. Having managed to get the HTML5 website working in all the popular browsers, I ran a test on a larger number of browsers and operating systems with the following result: If you are running the latest version of any major browser – […]

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How Firefox Caching Works

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If you’re developing a website and you’re wondering how Firefox caches the files, here’s a run down of the behaviour. I’ve spend some time researching this for a project I’m working on and the information is surprising, but very useful. What’s In The Cache In Firefox, you can see everything that has been cached by […]