usability

How to make Firefox/Iceweasel bearable

Firefox/Iceweasel TABs

After a recent apt-get dist-upgrade I noticed that I'm using Firefox/Iceweasel 2.0 now.

Which is nice and all, but it doesn't really fit my way of browsing and TAB-handling. I always have lots of TABs open simultaneously. And by lots I mean 100-600. I'm not kidding. Firefox 2.0 changed TAB sizes and behaviour which makes it completely unusable for me.

A quickfix to make it at least bearable:

  1. Type about:config in the URL bar.
  2. Search for browser.tabs.tabMinWidth default integer 100
  3. Change 100 to 8.
  4. Restart the browser.

A lot better now...

Now I need an extention which provides me with a scrollbar for the TAB-bar, I cannot click 200 times just to move to a TAB which is 200 TABs away from the current one...

Top Ten Web Design Mistakes of 2005

The annual report from usability expert Jakob Nielsen:

Top Ten Web Design Mistakes of 2005

  1. Legibility Problems
  2. Non-Standard Links
  3. Flash
  4. Content That's Not Written for the Web
  5. Bad Search
  6. Browser Incompatibility
  7. Cumbersome Forms
  8. No Contact Information or Other Company Info
  9. Frozen Layouts with Fixed Page Widths
  10. Inadequate Photo Enlargement

I agree with all of them, especially number 3 (Flash). I'm starting to like most of the AJAX sites popping up around me, but I have yet to find a Flash site which I really like.

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