Firebug Lite: The must have web development tool

Lots of questions and issues that made ​​for a contributed themes on Drupal.org related to the changes in layout and CSS, and most questions actually can be solved by your own with just installing a tiny plug-in for your browser. This plug-in allows you to debugging, editing, and monitoring of any website's CSS, HTML, DOM, and JavaScript.

By asking, the time will be wasted because you have to wait someone to answer it. You can installing the Firebug Lite to resolve your problems quickly. The Firebug Lite compatible with all major browsers: IE6+, Firefox, Opera, Safari and Chrome, so you just need installing one plug-in for any browser installed in your computer.

Note: if you are using Google Chrome you do not need to install any plug-in since it has a built-in web development tool, but you can also installing the Firebug Lite if you do not like the built-in feature provide by Google Chrome.

Download the Firebug Lite.

IceBreak: An advanced web development environment for IBM i™

IceBreak is an advanced web development environment for IBM i™ developed by System & Method International ApS. IceBreak categorized as a web application server and runs on IBM i™ and iSeries.

This web application server has three different versions:

IceBreak allows developers to build and deploy web applications using various programming languages such as C++, COBOL, or even RPG. You can learn more about the technology behind the IceBreak here.

Take a screenshot from a web pages

Take a screenshot from a web pages or your own website is something usual, generally that is by pressing the Print Screen button on your keyboard keys and then paste it into image editor like Photoshop.

By using the Print Screen button on your keyboard is enough, but if you want more then you must look for software that is able to meet your needs. Suppose you want to take pictures for the entire page, specify the image format and others.

For the needs as I already explained above, I use Pearl Crescent Page Saver. Pearl Crescent Page Saver is an extension for Mozilla Firefox that lets you capture images of web pages, including Flash content. System requirements: Firefox 3.5 and 3.6 on Windows XP, Mac OS X, and Linux x86. Page Saver work on all platforms where Firefox is installed.

Download Pearl Crescent Page Saver

Freeware IRC Clients

IRC is the perfect solution for interpersonal communication via the Internet, especially communication in groups to discuss something, and the place is usually called Channel.

There are many IRC clients you can use, from commercial to free IRC clients. Here I will give you some solution if you want to use a free IRC clients. After searching using Google, I found several free IRC client and I list the two of it:

ClicksAndWhistles

ClicksAndWhistles is a free IRC client that supports multiple "identities", floating or MDI windows, multi-server connection, unicode (utf-8), text and paragraph formatting, customizable colour schemes/themes, background .PNG images and outline/shadow fonts, favorite channels and customizable message strings.

ClicksAndWhistles features

  • Support for multiple "identities"
  • Support for multiple server connections
  • Channel favourite list
  • Floating (desktop) and MDI windows
  • Themes, PNG image backgrounds and outline fonts
  • Pop-up and sound event notifications
  • Unicode (UTF-8) support
  • Text formatting support (including coloured and bold/italic/underline fonts)
  • Channel and user logging
  • File transfers (DCC SEND)
  • Customizable message text

Developer / Homepage: Leigh Johnston. Download ClicksAndWhistles.

Nettalk

Nettalk is a powerful and easy to use freeware IRC-client for Windows. The smart user interface is based on Windows standards, so it is a lot easyer to get used to it.

Key features of Nettalk

  • Comfortable administration of many IRC connections
  • Automatic command completion
  • Automatic syntax insertion
  • Automatic pitch completion
  • Text coding
  • Right write correction
  • On screen insertion of the messages e.g. with plays
  • Insertion of the messages if one in Windows works
  • Automatic storage of the connections and area
  • DCC Chat and DCC file transfer (resumption and routing support)
  • University code over UTF-8 for Channels, Nicks and text
  • Sockproxy support
  • Adjustable acoustic notification (also over PC Speaker)
  • Configurable short command and menu stronghold CUTS
  • Individually adjustment possibilities for colors, background picture

Developer / Homepage: Nicolas Kruse. Download Nettalk.