In recent years there has been a tendency to make out the graphics in the form of fonts. It really simplifies a lot. But there are difficulties of a practical nature: Where do I get the font with the symbols that are needed for me? Most often it turns out that you need a couple of icons from one font, a couple icons from another, etc. Moreover, each font designer has his own vision in terms of mapping glyphs. It is very inconvenient to plug in all that.
I got an idea to build a tool that could make font by a simple click of a mouse. Profit is obvious you get the font of the minimum size just to suit your specific needs. You get fontomas :).
Firefox is very popular among web developers because of its extensibility through various plug-ins and add-ons that were written by independent developers. The extension idea allowed solving a lot of various tasks directly in the browser without resorting to external tools.
Undoubtedly, you will find the familiar extensions in this list, but a lot of useful extensions always remain aside. So get ready to install a couple more extensions! :)
Built-in developer tools in Firefox
Fist we would like to mention the tools already built into Firefox. This article introduces a collection of development tools in Firefox Aurora 10 that could be found in any modern browser.
Mozilla has tried many approaches and solutions during the interface designing of these tools. Consequently, they got a nice interface that anyone can try by installing Firefox Aurora (Have you installed it yet?)
You will find below a big list of extensions, which is going to be useful for any web developer.
Today, we will discuss the WaterSpout. This web server can process websockets queries, allowing communicating in the real time between a server and browser using websockets or long polling. It is written in PHP.
First of all, it verifies whether supports websockets (these are Chrome, Opera and FF, if they are included), if not, we should not worry, because the long polling will be used.
These are benefits of this technology: the instant message delivery and high performance. It is tested in Chrome, FF, IE6 +.
Here is a demo.
How can we run at home?
I faced the necessity to introduce a sip phone to the browser. On the internet mostly is the information on the basis of red5 + red5phone, but it seemed a bit of crocky and insufficiently reliable. Let us just say I was not satisfied with the time correlation of deployment and the required hardware resources to a level of quality, support, and ranging, also it is problematic for integration in a web project.
A little more searching I found this one project on the internet. It makes essentially the same as red5, but it is written in python and it has a flexible web interface.