Browser Statistics

A couple of sites that document “browser usage” statistics:

Wondering if you have any sites that you prefer to use for these

This type of data can easily be skewed based on the “types” of
visitors for included sites. I don’t typically have this level of
logging turned on for my sites. However when the question gets asked
or I am interested, I tend to trust a “snapshot” of logging a
particular site to better understand the browsers that visit a site.

Air Sample Applications

If you are wondering where to find the sample AIR applications found
in the lower right corner of Aptana (with the Air Plugin installed),
below is what appears to be the original author (Kevin Hoyt, and his
blog entry releasing them to the public). These are basically some
35 discrete examples that demonstrate one particular functionality of
Adobe AIR runtime, using HTML/Javascript code.

Here is the blog entry where Kevin Hoyt discusses and provides the

Quick link for downloading:

There are also some more detailed Air Sample Apps available at Adobe


Did you ever wish you could view all the Javscript code for a
particular page? How about when troubleshooting some stylesheet
related layout issue, wouldn’t it be nice to have an easy way to get
all the CSS stylesheets combined?

Well, Ron Beckman thought so…. He created JSView, a plugin to
Firefox that does both of these things and much more. You can
download it at:

I turn on the option to have it displayed it’s icon in the status
bar. You can do that too, using these quick steps after loading the
plugin into Firefox. Just go to the Tools menu and select “JSView
Options”, and on the first tab, just unselect the “disable statusbar
icon” choice, and click OK. Once that is complete you will have an
icon/menu similar to this in the statusbar of Firefox.

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Awesome specialty tool, but when you need it…. it really saves you


Aptana is a web development IDE based on Eclipse (or available as an
Eclipse Plugin). It provides excellent code-assist in both HTML,
Javascript, and CSS. The code highlighting and outliner provides a
quick and easy way of quickly seeing what is going on in the code.
Errors and warnings are also very beneficial and popup after you have
made the mistake (in the classic eclipse way with the red circle with
x near the line numbers).

With a plugin for Adobe AIR development, this is ideal development
environment for developing your AIR applications. They also provide
a “samples” pane in the lower right (by default) that provides quick
examples of functionality in the various Javascript frameworks, and
Adobe Air. Snippets and Scripts will also add you time (once you
realize everything that is there). I am still trying to make better
use of these areas, but they are beneficial for those “common” tasks.

Download it out at:

They are working on a PHP development plugin… Looking forward to
that as well.

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