Mozilla Tutorials

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    Font Smoothing in Webkit and Firefox

    I don't pretend to be a typography or design expert -- I just know what looks good and what doesn't.  A few years ago I saw a few CSS properties I didn't recognize and when I toggled them on and off, the text went from beautiful to...not...

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    7 Lessons I’ve Learned at Mozilla

    You know what the sign of a good job is?  You learn. A lot.  And quickly.  And best of all -- your employer and colleagues encourage and foster it.  Such has been the case in my (almost) three years at Mozilla.  Mozilla continues to bring out the...

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    How to Create Screenshots in Firefox

    Firefox's developer tools have been well-noticed due to the wealth of functionality they provide, but one tool you don't hear too much about is Developer Toolbar, which looks much like the console but serves a completely different purpose.  One of those purposes is allowing developers to create...

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    Professional & Personal Goals for 2015

    The turn of the year is a natural time to get deep, think about how the past year went and put together goals for the new year.  Most goals become "pie in the sky" but it's important to aim high, right?  I've been thinking about the past...

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    Using TogetherJS

    Last week I highlighted five awesome Mozilla technologies that most people have never heard of.  Before the Mozilla Summit in Santa Clara, even I (a Mozilla employee)  had not heard of a few of them.  One of the projects I was most impressed by...

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    MozSummit 2013

    The beginning of October was a special time for me:  Mozilla Summit 2013 was October 3rd to the 7th.  Summit took place in three locations around the world:  Santa Clara (US), Toronto (Canada), and Brussels (Belgium).  Summit is a time where we can do a lot...

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    5 Awesome New Mozilla Technologies You’ve Never Heard Of

    My trip to Mozilla Summit 2013 was incredible.  I've spent so much time focusing on my project that I had lost sight of all of the great work Mozillians were putting out.  MozSummit provided the perfect reminder of how brilliant my colleagues are and how much...

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    GitHub and Mozilla Work Process

    Nicholas Zakas sent out a call to Twitter asking developers who use GitHub as a primary CVS to share their working process.  Mozilla uses GitHub for many (if not most, but I can't confirm that) mission critical web applications so I chimed in on...

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    One Year At Mozilla

    When I was a naive but bright-eyed kid attending a small technical college in 2002, I was first introduced to Mozilla.  The Mozilla browser looked incredibly similar to Netscape but provided a few additional development tools (like syntax-highlighted source windows)!  Developing within Mozilla's browser really sparked...